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?
What operating system are you using?
What processor do you have, how much RAM and how much free, clean, defragmented free space is on your hard drive?
Its not from a video camera. I took still photos and built a video using premier elements 9. I'm using windows 8. INTEL Corei3. Editing mode DV NTSC. 29.97 FPS playback. File format Microsoft AVI DV NTSC.
Did you resize all of your photos to no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size, as we recommend on this forum and in my books?
You also should render your timeline (press Enter) whenever you see yellow lines above the clips on your timeline in Expert view. This will help to stabilize your project.
What are the pixel x pixel dimensions (file size is not enough info here), of those Still Images, what is their format, and approximately how many of them do you have on your Timeline?
That info might help others troubleshoot the issue that you are encountering.
Good luck, and please let us know a bit more.
Ok one sec. Let me get that info together. I've made several videos in the past using the exact same kinds of photos from the same source and never had this problem before. I never had issues like this with premier elements 3.02 on my desktop computer either. I had elements 9 installed on my desktop and made several videos with no issues until about 6 months before I bought my laptop. My desktop was running windows xp and was pretty old and when I encountered this same problem for the first time on the desktop pc, I decided to just get a laptop thinking that maybe the issue was in my old pc. When I first got my laptop about a year ago, i had the dvd install disks for premier elements 3.02 and just decided to load that on and see how it did first before putting elements 9 on. I made 2 videos with no issues whatsoever and then started getting that same error message and could do nothing without the program shutting itself down. I hadn't made any videos since but decided to make one a few days ago. I tried again with 3.02 and got the same error message so I decided to download and install premier elements 9 and see how that would do. But again, I'm getting the same error message. I just don't understand why it would work one time and then start getting these error messages the next.
I just tried hitting enter to render the project and got the error message again and it shut itself down. I'll have to open it back up.
Would the type of anti virus software affect how premier elements runs by chance?
Ok photos are different sizes but all below the recommended size you've listed above. In this particular video I have 70 photos. This is one of the smallest videos I've made. Most of the others I've made I use between 100-150 photos.
We might be better able to help you if you'd answer the questions in the first post.
The problems you're having, for instance, could indicate a lack of clean, defragmented hard drive space. When did you last run Disk Cleanup and the Disk Defragmenter?
Also, have you updated your OS to Windows 8.1? I highly recommend it.