4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2013 11:42 PM by AndySacto

    Not enough memory to add media files



      I use Elements 3.0, old but works.  I got a message never received before " There is not enough memory to add the media files."  Could this be because my new HD video camera files are so much larger?  But they were converted to SD prior to capture.  The mix of photos for a kindergarten DVD is only 30 minutes and includes a mix of video and stills.  I need to get to one hour and should still fit on the 4.7 gig DVD.  Do I need to convert and re-capture the video or can I change within the program...help!


        • 1. Re: Not enough memory to add media files
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Version 3.0 wasn't really equipped to work with HD video. Especially not AVCHD video. That didn't come until later.


          Converting video is a tricky business. If you don't know what you're doing, you can end up making your files less rather than more compatible.


          What model of camcorder is your video coming from and how did you get the video from the camcorder to your computer? What do you mean that you "converted to SD prior to capture"? How exactly did you do this?


          When you started your Premiere elements project, what settings did you select? You can see the project settings under the Edit menu. What are listed?

          • 2. Re: Not enough memory to add media files
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            One other note: You say you have photos also in your video project.


            Did you ensure that all of the photos are no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size? Oversized photos are the chief cause of out of memory messages.

            • 3. Re: Not enough memory to add media files
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Pictures that are "overly" large may cause video editing problems

              Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798

              -PrEl Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935

              • 4. Re: Not enough memory to add media files
                AndySacto Level 1

                Steve and John

                Thank you for your replies.  I finished my project after much gnashing of teeth and gathering info from various forums.  (was crunched for time as needed to be finished by the end of the school year).  I figured out a work-around by trial and error.  I exported groups of Photoshop files to my hard drive, closed Photoshop which was consuming much RAM, and then imported the photos to Premiere elements...it worked!!  My computer has only 2 gigs of RAM, which is apparently not quite enough (though it worked on prior projects)...I also tried closing other programs/ aps running in the background, but it didnt seem to help and I did not know what I was doing.  It was the RAM required by Photoshop....Looks like I'll need a computer upgrade?? soon as its 4 years old.  Also, fyi, I converted the HD files on my canon camcorder to SD files and transferred to a second SD card within the camcorder, so I was really not dealing with HD size files.

                Thank you for the time you took to respond, it was helpful in the end!!