I'm got a Vegas Trial on my laptop. My source video is currently in the 'my video' folder.
The laptop is a couple of years old: HP Pavillion, 2 Ghz Duo Intel CPU, 3 Gb RAM.
Everything seems to be running as well as it could be; Pinnacle ran worse.
I've got a Maxtor 600Gb usb hard drive sitting here that I use for backup images.
Should I put the source video files on that instead of on the C:/ drive?
Would it make any difference to speed/stability when editing video?
The source files are raw .mov (JVC Everio) and .mts (Canon Legria) from the cameras.
They seem to be editing fine, but should I be converting them to another format before importing them to Vegas? If so, why?