Improving workflow with proxies
Hi. I have been running Hitfilm Express on my laptop for over a year now. Lately, I have been working with larger files that almost require me to generate a proxy in order to be able to scrub the timeline with minimal lag.
These files can be as long as 7 hours, and at 1080p, the proxy size can get as big as 20GB. The size of these files isn't so much of an issue when saving to my 4TB external hard drive (internal SSD is only 512GB). However, I am finding that these proxies can take as long as 12 hours each to generate. This is okay when I only need one of these files in my project, but when I need more - 5 or even 10 - this can be problematic.
I did notice that generating these proxies to the external hard drive would occasionally cause problems, and sometimes the proxy would not load in the project even when the proxy most definitely exists.
Is there anything I can do to make these proxies generate faster without errors? I suspect saving to the SSD would provide better results, but is there also anything I can do to my system to speed up the process? Thanks.