I am slightly new to video editing. I am more new to HD video editing.
I have mkv files that I converted/extracted the h.264 from and am trying to edit/trim clips for a video. In Premiere Pro CS5 I am having trouble with the playback (preview). I am trying to match the video up with music and the videos, even though they are trimmed to about a minute, are not viewable. They simply have a good 10 sec lag.
I do not think my computer could be the problem... it's not the fastest but it has done well for many years.
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
What I want your advice on: Is Premiere a suitable software to use? Is there a better way to take my mkv files and convert them to something else and still keep the quality(1080)?
I am trying to make a video very similar to the Sagan Series (youtube if you have not seen it... please watch it if not, it is beautiful) so timing is very important, if there is an option on a video editor to input the bpm(beats per minute) of a song and edit from there... please please suggest it.
Thank you for all the suggests!