I have been having problems with my Premiere Pro CS3 running low on system memory on my Vista 32bit system.
We are in the process of upgrading to CS5 on a 64 bit system, but in the meantime I have to do a good size project. I am worried I will run into RAM problems again (premiere crashing and freezing). Up to this point, I have been importing native mp4 files from the EX-1 into the NLE.
my question is: Would rewrapping the mp4 into mxf be more stable and easier for my system to work with?
What do all of you do for your NLE's?
I'm not sure how Premiere CS3 accesses memory but having to use a GOP based codec is likely going to be more memory intensive that I frame based codec. Based on that, MXF GOP may not buy you much but maybe there are other factors. Of course transoding to I Frame codec is going to use up a lot more hard drive space but it would be easier on the system resources.