DMN: As a general technological question, do you think that 64-bit computing will help Premiere Pro users? Is this a grand future that we're looking forward to with 64 bit, or will it not make much difference?
Trescot: I think 64-bit computing is a benefit for some types of work. It always comes down to a question of, what are you doing, and how does that performance help you? So if you're doing DV work, the reality is, 64-bit computing probably isn't going to have much impact on you, because do you need 20 layers of real-time video? Well, the odds are you don't do that, so if you're on a standard PC today, with a 3GHz processor and you're doing four streams of DV, what else are you looking for? So I think that what happens is that you will see the higher-end processing benefiting the higher-end application use. So it may be film people using it, but certainly not event videographers.
DMN: I see. For example if you're editing high definition, then the ability to handle files that are 8 gigabytes in size might give 64-bit a huge edge?
Trescot: File sizes are not the current limitation for people. What you get in 64-bit computing is you move chunks of data around faster, and you do processing on that sometimes faster. It's more of an issue of being able to move large amounts of data, so in supporting HD, where you'll get the benefit will be just the amount of data that you have to move around, and do even simple processing on.