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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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What config is better for long form projects? hard drives

I am working on a corporate video that is about 1 and a half hours long or more. The project folder is nearly 250gigs of DV files, graphics, and music and so on. I have all of this on a 4 disk Raid disk array.
Premiere 2.0 does not perform as good with these long projects as it seems to do with short projects.

I was wondering if my timeline playback might be better, and less demanding on my system if - I instead of the RAID with everything on it - I had the files on separate hard drives. Like a drive for graphics and audio/music and a drive for video and a drive for render files... something like that. Would that be better?
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Old December 5th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #2
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It shouldn't be, in most cases raid will offer the best performance for a given number of disks, and be easier to manage. Defraging might help, but Premiere does bog down on long timelines.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #3
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Premiere's Falut

So is it just premiere's fault that it cant handle long form projects and theres nothing computer wise you can do to improve it beyond a certain point?
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Old December 5th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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More Ram, faster CPUs. I hear that using XP64 helps, even though Premiere runs in 32bit compatibility mode on that OS.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #5
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Break it up

My personal experience: instead of one long project, work with several small projects, in other words break up your project in several 20-30 minutes projects.
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