The more details you can offer, the more likely we can help you.
What operating system are you using? How fast is your processor, how much RAM do you have and how much free, clean, freshly defragmented space is on your C or main drive?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
Which project settings did you select when you set up your Premiere Elements project? If you selected the ideal settings, you should see NO red lines above your clips when you add them to your timeline. Is that the case in your project?
I am using windows 7 on a laptop with a 1.86 GHz processor, 2.74GB RAM. As for the free, clean, freshly defragmented space on the main drive I have no idea I'm afraid.
My video is coming from a panasonic HDC-SD900.It is AVCHD video I have no idea what the resolution is I'm afraid.
I see red lines only when I add an effect or a title that will needed rendering.
The line that is missing is this one, it appears in the top picture but the not the bottom one and it is making editing quite difficult and annoying as I don't know why the bottom project no longer has it, it used to... I have not intentionally changed the settings.
SCM Video Editor wrote:
laptop with a 1.86 GHz processor, 2.74GB RAM.
It is AVCHD video
Ouch! To work with AVCHD footage both your processor and RAM are way underpowered. Most would say you need a Quad-Core or I7 processor and a minimum 4GB RAM (more if you are using W7 64-bit).
As it is your project is most likely having repeatedly swap memory to and from your hard disk - which is bad.
I'm guessing that this laptop is a few tears old and probably has only one disk drive with very little free space. To find out:
- Press the Windows key
- Type Info
- From the list of programs that will be shown select System Information
- Open Components> Storage> Drives
- Your disk information will show in the right-hand pane.
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I've got 144.59 free of 283.99, anyone know how I can free more space up?
Anyone know why the black line no longer appears? It's really useful.
As Neale points out, if the system specs you've provided are correct, you're way underpowered for the type of video you're editing.
My expectation is that your performance will continue to deteriorate and that more and more things are going to mysteriously vanish.
I really would not attempt to edit AVCHD -- particularly 1080p60 (which that camcorder produces) -- on less than very fast dual-core machine, and ideally on a quad core or i7 and NEVER with less than 4 gigs of RAM minimum.
The quirky behavior you're seeing is your computer struggling to figure out what omit in order to provide you any kind of function with this very intensive workflow.
Also, when one experiences crashes with Titler, it is very often due to a corrupt, or bad font. See this article for more info: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/479026?tstart=0
For general troubleshooting for crashes and hangs, this article might be useful: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/792580?tstart=0