You've covered most of the resource issues.
But what about your source video? What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
If this is non-camcorder video -- say it's FRAPS video or from an on-screen recorder -- that could be the problem.
Just some questions after you have answered SG's questions.
Where are the gray tabs of the WorkArea Bar when you are stuck at the first frame of your Timeline video?
When you are in the export area at one of your export choices, do you have a check mark next to Share WorkArea Bar Only?
Notice any differences in Playback Settings accessed by right clicking the Edit Mode Monitor and selecting Playback Settings?
I am strictly an Elements Windows person so I am coming from that perspective.
Have you tried flushing the preferences? Not sure of the location of the file comparable to Premiere Elements Windows' Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file. Since SG has Mac and Windows Premiere Elements, maybe he could help us with that idea?
And, please confirm that the problem persists even if
a. other source media are used (either same or different formats)
b. you open a new project
It has the same problem from various sources, including:
- A Sony GW55VE Camcorder, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 - MPEG2-PS:MPEG-2 (Video) - MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264and full HD:1920x1080 - video from this camcorder fist demonstrated the problem
- A Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet, running Android - very latest, shooting full HD 1920x1080 in mp4 format
Thanks for looking into this.
- The grey bars are not restricting movement it is spaced on either side of the content.
- Share Work Area Bar Only is not ticked.
- I tried all options in Playback settings... no difference
- Please see graphic example where the clip gets stuck from a GUI perspective.
(also it does this in quick mode as well as in expert mode)
I have closed the applications, flushed preferences and restarted the application... No change
I have managed to start a new project - that had it running but it soon freezes as before.
Regards and thanks for your ideas and thoughts
When you did that screenshot, where was the mouse cursor sitting? That vertical white line around 48 seconds caught my attention and could be accounted for if your mouse cursor was position at that level but out of sight.
If you move that video to the right so that it starts at 24 seconds from the start of the Timeline, will the Timeline Indicator and playback still get stuck at 5 seconds from the start of the video?
If it does, expand the Timeline with the -+ slider and look for very thin vertical black lines in the beginning sections of the tracks from which you have cleared away the video.
Thanks for the advice and ideas.
I think that the vertical white line basically just shows where the mouse pointer last was relative to the time line, and if you move it from the editing window to the viewing window, it retains its last known position on the time line.
None the less - I implemented your suggestion.
- Even if I move the clip further down the timeline, the playback stops about 1-4 secons after I hit play. Even if I move the clip 60 seconds back from the starting line, playback stops while the the playback position is running through the empy space prior to reaching the new starting time of the clip.
- If I move the blue cursor that shows the current playing point to anywhere else in the clip, it plays for about 1-4 second and then freezes as before.
Clearly the playback freezes regardless of where it is in the content stream.
I have also discovered a new unexpected feature... The problem seems to be intermittent - if I open a few other clips, and play them, and return to the previous clip, it may run for some time and then freeze. After it has then frozen once, it freezes consistently after 1-4 seconds.
It is also worth noting that it freezes in quick mode too, regardless of timelines.
So there you have it - an intermittent issue.
I have bad to use iMovie in the meantime, which works without issues.
It is beginning to look like a bug in the application...
Thanks again for your suggestions.
Thanks for the link. In this particular case, exactly the same error, as I described above, occurs when editing videos that exclusively come from a Sony Camcorder's Codec.
In this case a Sony GW55VE Camcorder, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 - MPEG2-PS:MPEG-2 (Video) - MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264and full HD:1920x1080
It is "AVCHD format ver 2.0" that catches my attention.
But, are you saying that your issue of play back freezing exists even if we take the video with "AVCHD format ver 2.0" out of the equation?
Affirmative - it happens regardless of codec type and source camera.
Also the same clips run smoothly in iMovie when edited there, so the clips themselves appear to be working fine.
In addition it seems to be somewhat intermittent.
Regs and Thx