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Slow scaling of timeline in Premiere Elements 11

Dec 6, 2012 7:43 AM



I have been using Premiere Elements products since version 4 and love the easy to use and intuitive interface. One thing that has continuously bugged me is the dreadfully slow scaling in the timeline view. When I slide the bar to shrink or expand the timeline (for instance, to zoom in on a section of video), there is a noticeable lag in response. Is there any way to fix this? Is this related to my graphics card by chance?



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    Dec 6, 2012 8:23 AM   in reply to musicmanrdu

    What operating system are you running it on?


    How fast is your processor and how much RAM do you have?


    What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?


    On an adequately powered machine (ie, at least twice the minimum requirements), you should not have this problem.

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    Dec 6, 2012 8:50 AM   in reply to musicmanrdu

    I've never seen it, and I'm working on a computer with less than half your power.


    So I don't know what's up. I've only seen it on slower computers. So maybe it's a Windows 8 tune-up thing.

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    Dec 6, 2012 9:58 AM   in reply to musicmanrdu

    >Imported video from mobile phone


    What kind of mobile phone, and what are the video details?


    Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER

    What is a CODEC... a Primer

    What CODEC is INSIDE that file?


    Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing


    For PC or


    Also, there are known issues with iPhone video


    Iphone won't easily edit


    -and a fix

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    Dec 6, 2012 10:12 AM   in reply to musicmanrdu

    >Seems like a video card issue


    Could be... what is the exact driver version?


    Have you tried a newer (or older) driver from the vendor site?

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    Dec 6, 2012 11:01 AM   in reply to musicmanrdu

    Latest version according to what? (a real number would be better... for instance, I have an nVidia GTX285 with driver 296.10)


    Do NOT rely on Windows Update... you need to go directly to the hardware vendor site for your brand/model


    The reason I suggested an older driver (if you do, in fact, have the current driver) is that it DOES happen that a new driver will fix one thing and break another


    Example... back in 2002 I bought a ready made Alienware Pentium3 video editing computer with an nVidia card... which would ONLY work with one specific driver... newer or older caused video editing not to work


    So... what is your video driver number? (an actual number may help someone else point out any problems)

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    Dec 7, 2012 3:28 AM   in reply to musicmanrdu

    Does it help if you disable the display driver from Device manager. Sounds real harmful, but it is not. You can disable the display driver and it will default to the motherboard-in-built display adaptor (In your case it will be an Intel HD graphics). Yes, the items on your screen just blow up in size, but this is only for say 1 min during which you will test Premiere Elements timeline thingy. You can turn the driver back on straight after this test.


    If the problem is not seen after disabling the display driver, then we can surely confirm that the issue is related to your card/driver combination.

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