Unfortunately there is not one size fits all magic fix -- any more than there is a single specific problem that every person is experiencing. You'll kind of need to troubleshoot it to find out where things are failing.
What operating system are you using?
What processor do you have and how much RAM? When did you last run Disk Cleanup and the Disk Defragmenter? How much free clean defragmented space is on your C drive?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it? What are your project settings, as listed under the Edit menu?
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Version 12 is current, so I think there is ZERO chance Adobe will do anything to Version 7
I talked to Adobe and you last comment is correct. Planned obsolescence. I've ordered 12.
Thanks, but the bottom line is that this worked fine for over a year and then went in the dumper so all the questions about ram and system etc. are basically irrelevant.
I run cleaners, reg-roto-rooters, defrags, everything imaginable every few days. Have reinstalled the app twice. Adobe's got gremlins.
Anyway Adobe doesn't support 7 anymore so I've ordered 12 and will hope that this fixes it.
>I've ordered 12
You might want to download and use the 30 day trial before you open your purchased copy
If there is "something" about your computer that "worked fine for over a year and then went in the dumper" you want to be sure that v12 works
Thanks, good advice.
I second John T. Smith's input to go the free 30 day tryout route from Adobe for Premiere Elements 12.
And, if you do purchase, make sure that you are perfectly clear on the money back policy, 30 days or whatever, that the vendor specifies.