are you saying its slow because of the laptop specs or slow because it's taking 4 hours?
it's slow because of the laptop specs
Hybrid 500GB 5400RPM + 8GB SSHD
1.8 GHz 200 MHz 4MB
thanks. I thought this was a decent laptop. what should I have?
so does that mean that I will not be able to render/save video using this laptop? I just did a render and it got to 98% and now it seems to have frozen. This is so frustrating. I'm saving the video to an external hard drive.
Try saving to the internal drive and then copy to the external. Is the external USB 2 or 3?
A 7200 RPM drive or an SSD and a faster processor would help.
ok, thank you. I will try saving it to the internal drive and then transferring it to the external. Not sure what external USB 2 or 3 means. Sorry
I am not ready to go the route of "slow computer" yet to explain your 4 hour export time.
By basic editing, does that include effects additions such as Stabilizer?
Given you have Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 8.1 64 bit. That gives you a 64 bit application with the resource perks that come with 64 bit application in a 64 bit system. What are the properties of these .avi files that you are importing, and what are you or the project setting for the project preset?
Are you dealing with DV AVI standard or widescreen and, if so, type 1 or 2? What is the duration of the Timeline content that you are exporting Publish+Share/Computer/MPEG? And, what specific preset are you using? Are you using the default settings for the preset or customizing the preset under the Advanced Button of the preset?
My first instinct is to suggest 8 GB installed RAM instead of 4 GB, but I would prefer to see the information above first.
I noted that you said that you were not technically based. But, please try to answer the above as best you can. I will help you find the answers if necessary.
In all this, I am assuming that you are not multitasking while you are working with Premiere Elements export.
The export time is going to be influenced by the complexity of the Timeline and the state of the computer environment. Let us see if there is an alternative conclusion other than slow computer for your 4 hour export time when all the facts are in.