What are you editing, and does your project match your video?
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
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
As John says, we need much more information:
Which version of the program do you have? What operating system are you running? Is it 32 bit or 64-bit?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it? How did you get this video from your camcorder to your computer? Did you use the Premiere Elements' Video Importer?
How fast is your processor, how much RAM do you have and how much free, clean, defragmented free space is on your hard drive? If you are using more than one drive to edit, how is your second drive attached?
I am running an iMac using OS Version 10.7.5. The processor is 64 bit.
About a year ago I downloaded some old videos using a Data Grabber from a Sony Camcorder whose camera no longer fuunctioned but the playback facility was still working. The files created are in mpg format. Not sure how to get info on the resolution.
I have been waiting to get a video editor to take a look at these and I now have Adobe Premeiere Elements 11 which I downloaded yesterday. I am dragging the video files into Premiere Elements and see the video and hear the sound but they are not synced and the problems gets progressively worse as I play through the tape.
I have a 1T hard drive and 75% is clean. I have 4GB of RAM. I am only using one drive.
Hope that helps!
>Not sure how to get info
Back in reply #1 I posted a link to a Mac program that is supposed to give you video file information... I don't use a Mac, so have no idea how that program works, it is just one that I have seen mentioned for Mac files