Premiere Pro 2 or Premiere Pro CS3

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by JS, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. JS

    JS Guest

    Hello everyone:

    Just wondering if Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 will run fine on the laptop with
    following spec or should I go for Premiere Pro 2

    Dell Inspiron 1720

    CPU: T7500 Core 2 Duo
    OP system: Vista home premium
    RAM: 2 GM DDR2 667 MHz
    Video Card 256 Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT
    HD: 5400 RPM SATA

    Thanks for your time. I haven't buy the software yet. Just waiting for your
    guys professional opinion.
    JS, Aug 15, 2007
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  2. "JS" wrote ...
    What does the Adobe website say about minimum system requirements?

    Generically, it sounds respectable except, of course, for the hard drive...
    a) You didn't mention the capacity of the hard drive
    b) it is 5400 RPM
    c) you don't want to edit video on your boot drive regardless of (a) or (b)
    Richard Crowley, Aug 16, 2007
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  3. JS

    JS Guest

    Unfortunately, it came one HD 160 GB 5400 RPM SATA. Can I use external HD
    with 7200 hooked via USB 2.0
    JS, Aug 16, 2007
  4. "JS" wrote ...
    Yes, highly recommended. (USB 2.0 or Firewire)
    USB1.x is NOT recommended.
    Richard Crowley, Aug 16, 2007
  5. JS

    Bill's News Guest

    If you can add eSATA to the box you'll get much better
    performance vs. USB2. There are PCMCIA devices offering eSATA
    ports at 1.5 and 3 Gbps and PCIe cards as well.

    I recently began using this enclosure

    with these drives

    The combo USB2/eSATA interface allows for portability among the
    systems here which are so equipped.

    Typical transfers via eSATA/PCMCIA on my laptop peak at about
    2.5 times the sustained 20-30 MBps via USB2 on towers.

    The drives literally slide in/out for interchangeability.
    Bill's News, Aug 16, 2007
  6. JS

    Paul F Guest

    That's interesting re eSATA Bill.

    To the OP: my experience was that otherwise USB 2 was only theoretically
    fast enough for video editing using external drives. I eventually binned the
    USB2 enclosures and went for firewire. But there is an issue with

    I reckon your laptop will cope with CS3 OK.

    Paul F, Aug 16, 2007
  7. Adding eSATA is unlikely on a laptop, unfortunately.

    Do any laptops have it built-in?

    This iMac doesn't, but I have no idea whether there's a second SATA on
    the MB that one could use to run a cable to the outside from (I've done
    worse things).
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 17, 2007
  8. JS

    Bill's News Guest

    This is but one way albeit 1.5:-(

    Of course it depends upon the design and age of the laptop.

    I'm still exploring tower "low profile" PCIe cards - because the
    field seems underpopulated. But within the next few weeks, I'll
    choose one of the few which is currently available (sorry, links
    not on this PC), if nothing else pops up in my searches.
    No idea! But there are several PCMCIA
    I'm not a mac(er) but there were more than one source of mac
    PCIe eSATA cards I came across while searching. Didn't save
    those links, sorry!
    Bill's News, Aug 17, 2007
  9. And pretty good price ($20) - thanks for the link.

    Soon it'll have to be redesigned to fit the new ExpressCard format,
    though - new laptops tend not to have PC Card slots.
    The iMac is a one-piece computer, with the electronics buttoned up in a
    shell attached to the back of the monitor.

    It's possible (just barely) to take it apart, not quite as easy as
    safely removing a turtle's shell, but it's better to wait until the
    warranty is expired :) However, regular PCI cards won't fit anyway.

    Also, the only external ports are audio, USB, FireWire, Ethernet, & a
    VGA port.
    Gene E. Bloch, Aug 17, 2007
  10. JS

    JS Guest

    Thanks for all of your response. I looked for a eSATA enclosure and SATA2
    drives, priced very reasonable. Enclouser also offers USB 2.0 and Firewire
    capabilities at

    Thanks again.
    JS, Aug 17, 2007
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