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Topic # 242430 28-Oct-2018 11:13
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Hello,

 

I have been getting into photo & video editing - Adobe Lightroom & Premiere Pro. Nothing commercial just a hobby.

 

 

 

My PC specs are as follows:

 

Windows 10

 

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz

 

8gb ram

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti w/ 1gb ram

 

C drive is 120gb SSD w/ operating system

 

Extra internal drive is 1TB HDD 7200rpm

 

 

 

Because the SSD is small i normally install big programs on to the HDD. In regards to photo & video editing would it be in my best interests to reinstall the above programs on to the SSD? Would that give better Performance?

 

I'm aware my system could & should be more powerful for photo/video editing but this is it currently so trying to make best with what i have.





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  Reply # 2115346 28-Oct-2018 11:28
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Install applications on the SSD, keep data on the HDD.  




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  Reply # 2115349 28-Oct-2018 11:38
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Install applications on the SSD, keep data on the HDD.  

 

 

Is that standard for everything or just this topic? By data do you mean keep the photos & videos on the other drive?





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  Reply # 2115350 28-Oct-2018 11:42
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Pretty much standard.  Data is the files you want to store or manipulate.  




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  Reply # 2115354 28-Oct-2018 11:55
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gehenna:

 

Pretty much standard.  Data is the files you want to store or manipulate.  

 

 

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  Reply # 2115456 28-Oct-2018 17:10
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And get more ram. That lets premiere work so much better. Particually if you need to keep chrome open at the same time.





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  Reply # 2115464 28-Oct-2018 17:31
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Programs load from the disk once, so it's almost irrelevant where they're stored as slow to start isn't that important. You'd be better off with your data on the SSD for performance. Typically though you have programs on SSD and data on HDD.

 

More RAM can help. I find with Premier that it's CPU bound for rendering, but I've never checked resources when I'm manipulating things as it's fast enough. This is on an i7-2600k (fairly old now), 16GB RAM, couple of 120GB SSDs and a bunch of HDD storage. I keep my media on HDD not SSD and it's fast enough.





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  Reply # 2115470 28-Oct-2018 17:38
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Yup, throw another 8GB and grab another SSD to use for temp storage etc and your system will be like new ;) I recently upgraded to a "new" i5 system with 16GB and 3x SSD, and its like "holy smoke, its fast!" :)

 

 





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  Reply # 2115503 28-Oct-2018 17:47
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Programs load from the disk once, so it's almost irrelevant where they're stored as slow to start isn't that important. You'd be better off with your data on the SSD for performance. Typically though you have programs on SSD and data on HDD.

 

More RAM can help. I find with Premier that it's CPU bound for rendering, but I've never checked resources when I'm manipulating things as it's fast enough. This is on an i7-2600k (fairly old now), 16GB RAM, couple of 120GB SSDs and a bunch of HDD storage. I keep my media on HDD not SSD and it's fast enough.

 

 

Unless they are getting kicked out of memory because there isnt enough, then they have to load again when you click around things.

 

I found that SSD for the video data really helped with scrubbing thru the timeline but did close to nothing to render times which have always been slow for me in premiere. Now I have a graphics card in that machine again I might play with the options for GPU stuff again but best I could get on an older i7 was 0.8x doing 1080p60 h264 youtube preset output with minimal work for it (couple of text overlays and the odd transition) Nothing changed with a stripe pair of 960 gig SSDs for the video files, but that really did help with smoothness going thru finding places to edit etc. The quarter second delays just dissappeared.

 

 





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  Reply # 2115546 28-Oct-2018 18:26
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richms:

And get more ram. That lets premiere work so much better. Particually if you need to keep chrome open at the same time.



I’ve got 2 ram slots free so an opportunity to maybe have 16gb




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  Reply # 2115548 28-Oct-2018 18:28
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Yup, throw another 8GB and grab another SSD to use for temp storage etc and your system will be like new ;) I recently upgraded to a "new" i5 system with 16GB and 3x SSD, and its like "holy smoke, its fast!" :)


 



That might be a plan I think




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  Reply # 2115549 28-Oct-2018 18:30
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timmmay:

 

Programs load from the disk once, so it's almost irrelevant where they're stored as slow to start isn't that important. You'd be better off with your data on the SSD for performance. Typically though you have programs on SSD and data on HDD.

 

More RAM can help. I find with Premier that it's CPU bound for rendering, but I've never checked resources when I'm manipulating things as it's fast enough. This is on an i7-2600k (fairly old now), 16GB RAM, couple of 120GB SSDs and a bunch of HDD storage. I keep my media on HDD not SSD and it's fast enough.

 

 

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But I keep all programs on SSD + have another SSD for photos and video exclusively and lightroom cache on SSD too.





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  Reply # 2115569 28-Oct-2018 19:12
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Apart from SSD and some RAM, the most important component is CPU clock speed, followed by number of cores. But i gather it's got nothing to do with your question.




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  Reply # 2115585 28-Oct-2018 20:10
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Keep your Lightroom catalog on your SSD and your photos on the HDD. If you need more performance from Lightroom, build Smart Previews.





 


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  Reply # 2115603 28-Oct-2018 20:39
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I do a bit of video editing with Premier elements. Nothing too flash, family stuff, but 1080p from a decent little Sony RX100 and a bit from a phone, probably 30 videos and 20 photos, lots of basic transitions, clipping, music, zooming, bit of text, titles, etc. I don't find having source video on hard disk a problem personally, seems fast enough. Haven't tried it on SSD though.





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  Reply # 2117456 31-Oct-2018 15:18
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In the past, I've run Lightroom on less capable machines than OP's. It was bearable, but it was also an older version of LR. Add RAM and get a bigger SSD drive. Then, you can use the old (current) SSD as your workspace while editing, before moving it over to the HDD (and backup) once you're done.

 

Currently use a lappy with 2 SSDs, no drawbacks with LR (photos stored on an external USB drive). For videos, I use ShotCut and, while it still takes its time exporting to a common video format, not too much of a problem as that would usually be the time to get off my butt and do something else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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