One aspect of editing videos on the average 'home user' type computer set up that to this day remains of vital importance is that of maintaining the machine in it best possible operating state. As time has passed we have seen a significant reduction in the size of the files that our computers need to handle due to far more efficient compression technology. However the way the compression works is by literally throwing away the majority of the image data in nearly all of those frames to make the file smaller.
In a nutshell there is enormous stress being placing on the read/write function of the hard drive, there is a huge need for large amounts of free RAM to shuffle all the data around and finally the execution of immense number crunching to be done by the CPU. This is the reason why….