Depends on which version of the program you're using and which version of the operating system you have.
With the 64-bit version of version 10 and 64-bit Windows 7, you'll see much improved performance -- but it's still not likely to clock out your processors. And would you really want to?
Yes, it's x64 Win7 SP1 and 64-bit Premier Elements 10. I just want to know why the software is not using all the available resources it has available, as it should be doing!
This is a user to user forum, not Adobe support, so I doubt that anyone here will be able to provide insight into the technical "internals" of the program
Also, have you properly set up your project with the correct project settings for your video? If you have, you should NOT see red lines above your clips when you add them to your timeline. Is that the case in your project?
If so, you should not NEED to max out your system in order for the program to run like a top.
Are you saying there should not be any solid red line above the entire timeline, or there shouldn't be any just above each clip?
If you set the correct Project Setting when creating the new project then, when you add video clips to the timeline, there should be no lines (red or green) running above the length of the clip.
As you work with the clip then red lines will appear above the clips to which you have applied effects and transitions. If preview playback is smooth enough you can ignore them. If you need a smoother playback within PRE press the [Enter] key and PRE will make a new render of that section - the red lines will go green.
So if you add a new clip and the red line immediately appears it means that your project setting is wrong.
- when you add still images they will always show with a red line until you press enter
- PRE always renders afresh the project when you share it. So it is not necessary to render when working with the project, it merely improves the preview.
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