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  • Best performance setup?

    Posted by Justin Gordon on April 11, 2005 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve got a newer dell workstation and i’m trying to figure out what would be the best configurations for premiere to work with. There are two 3.0 processors, should i enable hyperthreading? Three harddrives, a sata 160gig, ide 200, and external 250 all 7200 rpms, which should i be using as a scratch, to save my project or to store my clips one. quadro fx 1300 video card, any particular settings that would enhance output of dv or of a project made only of photoshop sequence animations. My render time has really bogged down with the addition of some sapphire video filters. Thanks Justin

    Mark Bellamy replied 19 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Scott

    April 12, 2005 at 6:34 am

    Hi Justin,

    If all the captured video you have fits on to the 250, I would set up the 200 as the Conformed audio drive, and save projects to the 160. If there is room on the 200, you can certainly store some stills and even some DV video clips there too. If space is really at a premium, store the conformed audio files on the 160 and and dv footage on the other two. The secret is to have your captured DV footage on a seperate drive from the conformed audio files. That way when Premiere conforms audio, it does not need to read-write-read-write on a single drive. One drive is constantly reading, the other constantly writing – speeding up the process. Staying away from your system drive frees it up for windows tasks.

    As for hyperthreading, as long as you have all the latest windows patches and adobe mainconcept 1.1 encoder update and the 1.5.1 premiere update, you should have smooth sailing all the way.

    With the quadro FX, just have the latest version of the drivers.


  • Mark Bellamy

    April 13, 2005 at 4:39 am

    >>>adobe mainconcept 1.1 encoder update

    Where can I get this encoder update?

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