Just started working with this program on a Mac. Has crashed every single time. I tried to save but when I clicked the icon it said that the file had been corupted.
What is your Mac system...Maverick?
What specific file is said to be corrupt?
Are you working with the Adobe Premiere Elements Editor from the Mac App Store or from Premiere Elements 12 Mac from Adobe?
Is that mavericks aka 10.9 - if yes, do as it says below
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I was having the same problem, i'm on a 2012 13-inch MacBook i7 with Mavericks. What has helped is to slow myself down to the program's speed. In other words, I have found that it crashes less if I wait for the program to finish whatever operation its on before I ask it to do something else.
It's kind of like going on a trip with your grandma. Rewarding, but you definitely have to work at a different pace.
Well, you sure should not need to do that. I sure don't have to wait around for my iMac to run Premiere Elements, and it's several years old, has a dual-core processor and only 4 gigs of RAM.
But I do ensure that the program is properly set up for the video I'm editing and I ensure that any photos are resized to video resolution, as I discuss in my books. The program just zips along for me!
The first thing to do is to switch to Expert view and see if you see a yellow-orange line along the top of the timeline, above your video clips. If you do see that, you've not set up your project properly and you're not going to get the best performance or quality results.
But is your project properly set up?
Do you see a yellow-orange line above your clips along the top of your timeline in Expert view (or, in version 10, a red line along the top of the timeline in Timeline view)?
No indicator bar above the clips. The problem seems to be happen more when I'm working with titles, but I could be wrong.
I've set up the program strickly by the book (Adobe Premiere Elements Classroom in A Book)...
Would reinstalling help?
Can you post a photo of your timeline in Timeline mode?
Also what model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
What are your Project Properties, as listed under your Edit menu?