2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2012 5:12 PM by Jasmin Immonen

    Editing full HD with Premiere Elements 10

    Jasmin Immonen



      I am a complete beginner in the business of editing, and would like some advice on editing full HD footage if anyone is kind enough to spare some time.  I am trying to edit footage taken with DSLR camera but the image of the footage on Premiere elements 10 is seriously slow or at times stops moving, while the sound carries on normally, although fuzzy and breaking. The footage has been recorded with 1920 x 1080 25 fps. The files I have tried to edit are MOV files. I read that transcoding will help making the footage more editable - any ideas how this is done?


      The PC I am using is Asus Notebook U46E Series,Windows 7, 64 bit.  Processor: Intel(R) Core tm i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30 Ghz, RAM: 8 GB


      Somebody suggested that Adobe may not support 64 bit, is this true?


      Thank you


      -the beginner

        • 1. Re: Editing full HD with Premiere Elements 10
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          1st, read Jerky or slow playback http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1071217


          2nd, based on a LOT of similar messages, your computer is simply not powerful enough to EFFECTIVELY edit DSLR video


          You need an i7 CPU to decode that video at a reasonable editing speed, as well as 2 hard drives (or SSD boot device and one hard drive) so Win7 and software are separate from the video files


          Laptop Video Editing PC




          Trying to use only ONE Hard Drive for Video Editing


          You are a music conductor, with a baton that you use to point to various parts of the orchestra... this is like Windows pointing to various parts of the hard drive to do Windows housekeeping or to load program segments for various functions


          Now, at the same time and with the same hand... while still using the baton to conduct the orchestra... pick up a bow and play a fiddle... this would be doing something with your video file at the same time as all the other work


          You as a person cannot do both at the same time with the same hand


          A computer is a LITTLE better, in that it can switch from one kind of task to another very quickly... but not quickly enough for EASY video editing


          You need AT LEAST two hard drives (separate drives, never a partition http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708 for more) with Windows (or Mac OS) and software on your boot drive, and video files on a 2nd drive so the boot drive is not slowed down by trying to do everything


          Partition = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957286


          External eSata or USB3 are both fast enough for video editing... eSata is better

          • 2. Re: Editing full HD with Premiere Elements 10
            Jasmin Immonen Level 1

            Thank you very much for the reply and the illustrative information. That sets the record straight!