processing the video clips different from their native sizes, also creates another operation. i am sure that your performance differes, if you use, process and output at 320x240, cos it happened to me,
you can check the system perf. status via a silly software of the windoze, processing and outputting in different res. makes a difference, at least for my beloved machine
about the possibility of the hdd bottlenecks,
if something spins,
and it is metal,
inside a metal box
at a speed of 7200rpm
and with electronic components creates heat
it gets hot
plus, mobile computers, gets hot under normal circumstances
if your disk activity is high,
dont imagine that copying and pasting multiple files at once,
windoze uses swap file
system calls files
applications running makes disk i/o
your disk also gets hotter
and when metal gets hotter,
they becomes enlarge
not in huuge measurements but important for data i/o
so disks begin to slow down and not often but, stops disk activity for miliseconds
this is one of the major problem of the non-linear editing systems, because
when you turn on the computer, u use your disk arrays, days and days and days...
so the industry developed av disks, which have more tolarance
it is still a huge question mark for me. the laptop hdds at 7200rpm due to this heating problem. dual hdds at 7200 rpm? sounds great, but you have to cooldown the system very well... thanks to asia, they developed some external cooling systems for laptops
also, as talked and said many times before,
using the same disk for everything creates a real bottleneck due to the nature of the windoze.
i just woke up
man how I wrote to long
sorry if I become annoying
have a nice day
going back to bed...
ps: greetingz to vision impossible crew
just wanted to say...
edit: saw a typo, corected, please forgive me for the others i might possibly missed...
[Edited on 24-4-2005 by MtB]