Best Practice for Workflow [File Locations and External HD Usage] When Editing Video in Shotcut on a Laptop?
What should my process and set up be for maximizing my laptop’s power, and minimizing ‘wear and tear’ on the internal HD when editing video?
For example, should I be rendering to an external hard drive?
Should I be importing my media files from an external hard drive?
I am aware things like using Proxys to and Scaling, but what are any other steps and processes I should be taking into account with this?
Thanks for any help you can give.
My laptop is an MSI ‘Crosshair’ R6E with these specs:
Windows 11 Home. …
Intel® Core™ i7-12700H 1.7GHz.
15.6" QHD, Anti-Glare Wide View Angle 165Hz 2.5ms DCI-P3 100%
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6.
16GB (8G*2) DDR4 3200MHz.
1TB NVMe SSD Gen4x4.
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2x2 ax)
LENGTH AND RESOLUTION OF PROJECTS
The maximum length any project will be (and I can only estimate time at the moment, because the media items will vary) is no longer than 20 mins. in 4K (in some cases), and 1080p (in others).
NUMBER AND TYPE OF MEDIA ITEMS IN PROJECTS
Audio will be recorded at 48K, and will be IMPORTED, and synced with the video before export - i.e., not recorded with the video
Max. no. of audio tracks - 3 (.WAV)
Max. no. of video sources - 2