XPS 7590 Lag in Video Editing

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  1. LinoXPS

    LinoXPS Newbie

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    Hello all:

    I recently purchased an XPS 7590 i7 with 16g of ram and 512gb of storage. I am relatively new to laptops with this type of performance as well as relatively new to video editing. I filmed some 4k footage and stored it on my SanDisk sad. I am using Filmora9 and dragged the files from the SSD to the new project in Filmora9. Once I am working on a few clips, I get a large amount of lag when trying to scrub through the clips in the timeline. Also, when I push play to watch what I am working on, the video doesn't look all that smooth and 90% of the time the red needle in the timeline does not play through smoothly. It is hard for me to edit because the red needle will just stay put then jump forward all of a sudden.

    Your comments and assistance are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you all!

    Best,
     
  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Open the Windows Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Esc) while editing. Watch the Performance tab; click on the CPU section, edit a bit, and observe the graph. Then click the drive(s) you're working on, and do the same. See if any of them are getting very high usage. That may help pinpoint the bottleneck.
    Also observe the RAM usage. If you're low on RAM, that will greatly affect your performance.

    The software can also be a bottleneck. I'm not familiar with the software you're using, but in video editors I've used, there are sometimes options that you can change (like the amount of memory it's allowed to use) that can help performance.

    Charles
     
  3. MrBuzzkill

    MrBuzzkill Notebook Consultant

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    Seriously move to a different video editing suite. Filmora is absolute garbage, and it his highly likely that it just doesn't support your hardware. If you need something easy to get in to, get Adobe Premiere Pro. If you need something free (but with a slightly steeper learning curve) get Davinci Resolve. Both are used in the professional areas.
     
  4. LinoXPS

    LinoXPS Newbie

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    Hello Charles:

    Thank you for the quick reply. I took a quick look yesterday, but will need a bit more time to fully look at everything. I'll let you know if I see anything that seems odd.

    Thanks again!

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  5. LinoXPS

    LinoXPS Newbie

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    Hello MrBuzzKill:

    Thanks for the input!

    I am new to editing so free and minimal learning curve is how I ended up with Filmora9. I had previously looked into both of the options you mentioned and as you pointed out, cost and learning curve come into play. Perhaps I should just take my chances with Davinci Resolve and just try to learn quickly...

    Any additional thoughts?

    Thanks again!

    Best,
     
  6. MrBuzzkill

    MrBuzzkill Notebook Consultant

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    The fact that Davinci Resolve (and Premiere Pro for that matter) saves you time and money in the end, simply because it supports industry standards as well as more hardware (GPU for example) is more than enough reason to learn it. Like I said, Filmora is hobbyist consumer software, Davinic Resolve is professional software. It will provide you with much more options for a bit of extra learning time. At the same time, you will be more likely to learn correct editing etiquette and there is a wealth of information regarding Davinci software (tutorials and the likes)
     
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  7. *ICE*

    *ICE* Notebook Enthusiast

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    No lag when editing 4K in Premiere Pro for me. Change your software, my friend.
     
  8. mousefai

    mousefai Notebook Enthusiast

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    Going to review my new 7590, got some questions.
    Currently, I am using matebook x pro with dual monitor setup.

    1st, does the 7590 support dual monitor? if so, what is the best connection method?
    2nd, does it support 4k or 5k monitor? if so, what is the best setup?
    3rd, I heard there is a dock you can buy for better cable management. Any recommend dock to buy for this laptop?
    4th, What is the max numbers of monitor you can output for this notebook in 1080p or 4k or both?

    Thanks.
     
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