I currently have a Dell PC which is about 2 years old, however to edit the video I have taken with my HD camcorder the Adobe Premier Elements software says I need a processor that is 3Ghz and mine is only an Intel Core Quad CPU Q 6600 @ 2.4Ghz.
Reading the other posts I know my mother board will be a restriction but I can’t seem to easily see from device manager what the mother board is. I know my PC is a 32 bit operating system and looking at the new PC's that have a 3.2Ghz processor they seem to be 64 bit operating systems. Does this mean you can't get a3.2ghz processor for a 32 bit system?
If not are there any other good HD video editing software solutions that will work on a 2.4Ghz operating system?
Your Q 6600 CPU is well above what's needed to run that programme. ( I have the same CPU). The 3GHZ required is for a single core CPU which is much older and slower than what you have. Also, a dual-core processor is required for AVCHD, which again is less powerfull than your quad core.
Well I had thought that and when I run the basic software it works but when I try to use the Adobe Premier elements 8 trial software it wont work well and looking at their support sites they claim I will need a 2Ghz for standard video editing and a 3Ghz processor for HDVC editing.
Does anyone know of any other decent HDVC editing software as the windows movie maker software can not handle HDVC.
I have 4Gig of Ram at the moment and according to Dell I can put up to 8Gig of Ram into my PC. Could that be the issue? I have tried running the software with nothing else running and it played the video for about 10 seconds before it started to buffer and degrade.