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I'm new here so I hope this is in the right place. I apologize if it's not. I have recently been getting on board the 4k train and started edting my first video last night using vegas studio 14. As I was loading the clips on to the time line, I noticed it look much longer than 1080, and no matter what quality I set the preview to, it was choppy. I've listed my specs below. Would the consensus be that I should upgrade my whole system or would individual components need to be replaced:
Core i7 920 (first gen)
Asus P6T mobo
250GB SSD (I can't rememebr the brand)
12 GB DDR3 RAM.
Geforce GT 640 2 GB ram.
The computer is 9 years old, so I do realize the technology is out of date. I also heard the CPU fan reving up as the clips were loading on the timeline. Maybe I'm in denial that I need a new computer? Thanks for any feedback.
I'm in the same boat. AMD 6 core FX6100 and Geforce GTX460 4 GB. I found this as a minimum/budget build.
CPU: Intel i7-8700
Graphics Card: GTX 1050 Ti
Motherboard: MSI Z370-A Pro
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Storage 1: 500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
Storage 2: 2TB Seagate HDD
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-650
CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7
Case: Fractal Define R5
Operating System: Windows 10
The bottleneck is in two places – the sheer amount of data, as in 4 x HD, but also the video processing. Premiere, that I use has a list of approved video cards, and the better ones have their own processor to take the strain away. With a proper video intensive card, with it's own graphics engine – multiple streams of 4K can be managed – although I find it helps to have clips spread across two drives too. It's not good to have your computer OS on the same drive you have the clips on.
Probably the DDR3 Ram and the Geforce GT 640 are not enough..
Try creating proxies. These helped me out a ton. Can run and edit like you should with no lag. Premier Pro is smart enough to tell the difference and will only use the true 4k file for the export.