disable background programs at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Non-Linear Editing on the PC
Discussing the editing of all formats with Matrox, Pinnacle and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 9th, 2004, 08:43 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Davenport,IA.
Posts: 111
disable background programs

I did a search on background programs and didn't come up with much. Can anyone shed some light on this subject. I know that video editing is very processor intensive. I know it is suggested to disable antivirus and firewall. What other programs would you suggest?
__________________
richard tamayo
Richard Tamayo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 9th, 2004, 09:38 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Enterprise, AL
Posts: 857
Review blackviper.com, and while not all agree, I like the simple guidance at Videoguys.com (WinXP Tweaks).
__________________
Fear No Weevil!
Patrick King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2004, 09:05 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Wildomar, CA
Posts: 89
Check for programs installed by your printers/scanners. Both my HP7960 and my Lexmark printers installed programs that run at start up. I have taken to a practice of installing all periphals not needed for video editing to another computer.
Josh Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2004, 09:36 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,750
In XP, use run-->msconfig to disable:

distributed computing apps if you have a hyperthreading processor (2 processors will show up in task manager)

realshec and qttask. These belong to Real Player and Quicktime. Getting rid of these may increase performance a few neglible percent.

Your anti-virus' real-time scanning "feature".

Not sure if you need to get rid of firewall.

If you are running low on RAM, lowering the # of running programs and processes will help. But I'd get more RAM instead.

Any adware or spyware.

Any processes that show up as taking 1% or more CPU under task manager. Of course, be careful what you're removing.

Services to get rid of (through services.msc):

messenger service - This lets people spam you. If you have a firewall, this will not be a problem. You should have a firewall anyways, although you can get away with not running one and disabling this and keeping updated.

file indexing

*maybe* system restore. Sometimes this feature is helpful for installations gone wrong.

Everything else doesn't really do much. I haven't been able to measure any difference between the other services on or off.

IMO the tweaks above are all that you really need to care about. The other ones make no measurable difference. Other "tweaks" that work:

1- For running Vegas, you can get a very very small performance increase by setting the vegas process to real-time priority.

2- Overclocking your CPU. You have to know what you're doing.

3- Checking your hard drives are in DMA mode. Do this in device manager, look at your IDE controllers, click on the second tab under properties, and look at the transfer mode.
Glenn Chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2004, 07:21 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Davenport,IA.
Posts: 111
Thanks for the replys, I will check it all out. Some of the stuff listed I am not sure of. Nero incd seems to be on the list of thing running .I guess that would be one of those to disable.
__________________
richard tamayo
Richard Tamayo is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network