Is your AVI video from a miniDV camcorder, captured over a FireWire connection?
If not, open one of those AVIs in this program and note its resolution, frame rate and, above all, audio and video codecs.
Also, have you ensured that any JPEGs you use are sized to no larger than 1000x750 pixels?
Finally, since Premiere Elements 12 sets up it project based on the first clip on your timeline, have you ensured that the first clip on your timeline is one of those AVIs?
What are your project settings (listed under the Edit menu)?
>and jpeg still images
Adding to what Steve said about picture sizing
Pictures that are "overly" large may cause video editing problems
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-HiRes Pictures to DVD http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1187937?tstart=0
-PrEl Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
Welcome to the forum.
In addition to Steve's questions, and John T's links, I have two more questions, that go along with those above:
- Video card/chip - What make and model video card/chip does your computer use? What is the installed version of your video driver, and is that the latest one from the nVidia, or AMD/ATI Web site? Note: do not rely on your OS to tell you if you have the latest version, as it will most likely be months out of date.
- What is the speed of your HDD (Hard Disk Drive), in RPM's. Many are only 5400 RPM, where one really needs 7200 RPM for video.
Thanks for that information, and good luck,
Thank you very much for the advice. I will look further into my set up and
try things out.