additional HD

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jon72
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I have purchased an additional hard drive for my pc for video editing

I have read lots of stuff about this being the best move.

The question is, for best capturing results:

Do I use the additional drive for just storage (and keep Pinnacle Studio 7) on my main HD?

or

Do I install studio 7 on the additional HD along with the stored video files?

Thanks in anticipation

gordo
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just my 2c but you should use the second drive just for video capture/storage etc.

The problem with placing your application and trying to store your data on the same drive is that half way through capturing video data, your app decides it needs one of its files.

The hard drive then has to stop writing video data for a moment, collect the file the app wants, and then return to writing video data.

Now if you have a REALLY fast drive, or array, this isn't too much of an issue. But as most PCs are running IDE drives, and IDE doesn't really like do two things at once, your better off leaving the drive dedicated storing video data and not worrying about anything else.

hth

Gordo

jon72
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quote:Originally posted by gordo:
just my 2c but you should use the second drive just for video capture/storage etc.

The problem with placing your application and trying to store your data on the same drive is that half way through capturing video data, your app decides it needs one of its files.

The hard drive then has to stop writing video data for a moment, collect the file the app wants, and then return to writing video data.

Now if you have a REALLY fast drive, or array, this isn't too much of an issue. But as most PCs are running IDE drives, and IDE doesn't really like do two things at once, your better off leaving the drive dedicated storing video data and not worrying about anything else.

hth

Gordo

Thanks for your reply Gordo

I am just a bit puzzled as to how I can have the application on 1 drive and capture to another. Pinnacle Studio 7 captures to the same drive as the application.

gordo
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Morning Jon,

can't really help you there as I tend to use Scenalyzer Live for capturing and Premiere for editing.

I would be very surprised though if pinacle didn't allow you to specify where you save your data to.

The two things I would look at are the online help for the application and look for any preferences/settings/options menus in the application and just look at each option.

good luck

Gordo

harlequin
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quote:Originally posted by jon72:
Thanks for your reply Gordo

I am just a bit puzzled as to how I can have the application on 1 drive and capture to another. Pinnacle Studio 7 captures to the same drive as the application.

to capture to a second drive you select the storage area in 'capture'
there is a small white folder icon which turns yellow as you move the mouse pointer over it.

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classicencores
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Re Your Queies on a second hard Drive.
I have been running firstly Pinnacle DC10 plus, then DV plus and now Studio 7 as follows:
Install the Pinnacle application on the maun boot drive.
Move the Sound Effects Folder, the Titles folder to the Capture Drive.
When capuring video select this drive and aslo save any project files to this one and also when you "make movies" select this drive.
In this way ALL the relevant video files will be on the one drive and there will no be no interaction with the boot drive.
I, in fact, use 3 drives altogether.
Drive C for applications. D & E for all the video files. This seems to work just fine.
Within the Pinnacle programmes there is always the option of selcting drives to save, render etc.
Hope this helps ; you can always E mail direct but I am sure there are people out there who know more about it than me.

Peter
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bcrabtree
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jon72,

Er, so a bunch of people have come forward to help, and you do now have the answer, I think.

A likkle thank-you wouldn't go amiss!

Bob C