5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2013 4:17 PM by Demon665

    Preview area in slow motion


      I have a copy of Premiere Elements 4.0 which I have been using for quite a while and I have run across a new problem that I have never run into before. I was working on a new project when suddenly my preview area started showing everything in slow motion (complete with slowed sound) and I can't seem to get it back. Even with starting a new project and rendering the work area.


      The video size I'm working with is standard YouTube size 760 x 620. It is an HD file too.


      My computer specs:


      Windows Vista Pro

      Dual Intel Quad Cores 2.3 a head

      16 gig RAM

      NVidia GTX 680 MaxCore 55 (1 gig)

      1.2 tb avaible HDD space


      If anyone can tell me why it suddenly decided to do this, I'd be greatly thankful.



        • 1. Re: Preview area in slow motion
          Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          760x620 is not a standard YT size (or is that a preset within E4?)

          HD should read 1280x720 or 1920x1080.

          If its a file downloaded from YT, E4 does not edit that very well (either mp4 or flv)

          Convert to something E4 edits well.

          • 2. Re: Preview area in slow motion
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            Are you saying you downloaded your video from YouTube? If so, we'll need to know the file specs. There are so many YouTube downloaders out there.


            Open the file in a program like G Spot or Media Info and post the specs, in particular the the frame rater, format and audio and video codecs.


            Version 4 is not a very versatile version of the program. It can work pretty much exclusively with camcorder footage, ideally footage from miniDV and HDV camcorders.

            • 3. Re: Preview area in slow motion
              Demon665 Level 1

              I create videos for YouTube. I have a channel. Even if I bump up the size of the video to max settings on 4, it still does that slow mo thing. I can't get anything stable on there anymore and it literally started doing it last night. I tried again this morning but I still can't seem to get it back. And the worst part is my back up program Studio 11 can't edit the file because it's missing th codecs for editing avi. I'm really at a loss for what to do now because I have content I need to put out and I can't because my program is acting all super funny.

              • 4. Re: Preview area in slow motion
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                As I said, we can't help you until you give us the specs of the file, as listed in G Spot or Media Info.

                • 5. Re: Preview area in slow motion
                  Demon665 Level 1

                  Format                                   : AVI
                  Format/Info                              : Audio Video Interleave
                  File size                                : 164 MiB
                  Duration                                 : 21mn 2s
                  Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
                  Overall bit rate                         : 1 088 Kbps
                  Writing application                      : BandiAviMuxer 1.


                  ID                                       : 0
                  Format                                   : MPEG Video
                  Format version                           : Version 1
                  Format settings, BVOP                    : No
                  Format settings, Matrix                  : Default
                  Codec ID                                 : MPEG
                  Codec ID/Info                            : Chromatic MPEG 1 Video I Frame
                  Duration                                 : 21mn 2s
                  Bit rate mode                            : Variable
                  Bit rate                                 : 876 Kbps
                  Width                                    : 640 pixels
                  Height                                   : 484 pixels
                  Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
                  Frame rate                               : 59.940 fps
                  Color space                              : YUV
                  Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
                  Bit depth                                : 8 bits
                  Scan type                                : Progressive
                  Compression mode                         : Lossy
                  Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.047
                  Stream size                              : 132 MiB (80%)


                  ID                                       : 1
                  Format                                   : MPEG Audio
                  Format version                           : Version 1
                  Format profile                           : Layer 2
                  Codec ID                                 : 50
                  Duration                                 : 21mn 2s
                  Bit rate mode                            : Constant
                  Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
                  Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
                  Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
                  Compression mode                         : Lossy
                  Stream size                              : 28.9 MiB (18%)
                  Alignment                                : Aligned on interleaves
                  Interleave, duration                     : 24 ms (1.44 video frame)


                  This is all the info Media Info could dig out of the file. Looks correct to me. Doing a MPEG codec has never given me a problem before on this though.