Look at the Project Settings under the program's Edit menu and ensure that the clips you're adding to your project are setting up the project for standard definition DV.
This DV, by the way, is from a miniDV camcorder, captured over Firewire, right?
When you add the video to your timeline in Expert view, do you see a yellow orange line along the top of the timeline above your clips?
If this is standard miniDV footage and your project is properly set up, your machine should edit it without so much as a hiccup.
Hi Steve, the project settings are for DV NTSC. Placing approx. 20 minutes of video on the timeline, only about 1/3 have a yellow orange line above them. After rendering, some of the lines turn green and some remain yellow orange, but the rest of the videos, all captured the same way, have no colored line at all above them. These video files were originally analog tapes converted to DV-AVI using an ADS Pyro over Firewire. They were originally captured on a Windows machine to an external drive which I have now attached to my Mac.
If this is all DV footage, you should not see a yellow orange line above any of the clips on your timeline until you add a fade or an effect to them.
So if you're seeing a yellow orange line over some but not others, then they were not all captured at the same specs.
Is that really the case?
It *should* all be captured at the same specs, but as I captured these files over a year ago and haven't worked with PRE since then, I think I'm going to recapture the video again just to be sure I'm doing everything correctly. I'll come back to the forum again at that point if I continue to have any difficulties.
Is your DV data standard 4:3 or 16:9? When you recapture at a later date, will it be capture fireware into Premiere Elements Windows or Premiere Elements Mac? Do you have the latest version of QuickTime installed on your Mac computer which has Premiere Elements installed?
If you have your DV AVI in Project Assets, right click its thumbnail there, and select Properties, what does Properties show for the Pixel Aspect Ratio?
My DV data is 4:3 and will be recaptured via Firewire into PRE 11 Mac. QT Player version 10.2 and pixel aspect ratio is .9091.
Thanks for the information.
It will be interesting to learn if you have better results with the DV.mov on Mac than you did with the DV.avi from the Windows capture.