System requirements for editing HD video in Adobe Premiere Elements 8
Posted on 2010-09-16
This isn't so much a troubleshooting request as it is a poll of Adobe Premiere Elements users. We've been fighting with Adobe's tech support for months trying to figure out why an amply configured laptop is unable to edit HD video (Premiere crashes with low memory errors). After 4 months of going back and forth with their support, they finally are claiming that the system requirements for editing HD video are not met by our computer (you'd think it would have been caught right away). Sure enough the specs on their website say 3.0Ghz processors are required. Virtually all laptops on the market are below this spec. The goal is to edit video while being mobile, hence the laptop requirement.
The question is - has anyone been able to successfully edit HD video using Premiere Elements 8 on a laptop or, at the very least, a system running less than a 3.0GHz dual-core proccessor?
Our system specs are as follows:
Dell Precision M4400
Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU Q9300 @2.53 GHz 2.54 GHz
4.00 GB of RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Momentus 7200.4 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive - (About 50 GB used)
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M - Driver Version 126.96.36.19940