The screen with several different languages is an indicator that the media (video or photos) you've added to the timeline is no longer available. Once you import video or photos into your project, it must remain in the same place on your computer so that the program can link to and reference this file as you edit. If this video or photo is on an external drive or camcorder and you disconnect the camcorder -- or you move the file -- the program can't link to the file and you get a Media Missing message.
Where are your media files located on your computer?
Although you also say your audio plays but your video doesn't, which is an entirely different issue. What model of camcorder is this video from?
In short, you've got a couple of different issues going on here, and each will have to be addressed separately as you answer my questions.
None of the videos I am using are imported from a camcorder.
All videos that I am using are videos that I have downloaded off YouTube as stock footage.
But most of the project isn't even made up of video clips - most of the project is made up of cartoons I have drawn and exported as a png file.
Both the videos and photos are stored on the computer and not in a separate place. The cartoons are stored in pictures under a separate folder, and the stock footage is found in documents.
Thank you so much for helping, I really appreciate it!
If you're not using standard camcorder video, you'll need to identify the specs of your video before we can offer any advice. Open your video in a program like G Spot or Media Info and then post to this forum the resolution, frame rate and, above all, the video and audio codecs listed.
As for your photos or PNGs, have ensured that no PNG is larger than 2000x1500 pixels in size (72 ppi)? Also, after you've added your photos to your timeline, have you rendered your timeline (press Enter on your keyboard) before you've played back your timeline?
Since you're working with non-standard, there may be some extra tweaks you'll need to make in order for the program to work with your footage.
I checked the images and they're all less than 2000x1500.
My images are all 724x487
As for my videos, I downloaded the program, but do you want me to give you info on ALL of the videos, or just one (considering they are all coming from the same place)
I tried rendering my project but the render time came up with some outrageous number like 35606.5, or something around that number. I tried waiting, but the number wasn't going down, so I quit. I've also tried exporting my project as an AVCHD file as well as .wav file, but it didn't work either.
As I said, Chris, the only information we need from G Spot or Media Info is the video dimensions, frame rate and, above all, the audio and video codecs.
(Sorry for the long wait, It's rude, Sorry)
Well, I'll give you the info for the video I have been having the most trouble with:
Video Length: 00:02:55
Frame Height: 480
Frame Width: 854
Frame Rate: 25 frames/second
(Video) Bit rate: 697 kbps
(Audio) Bit rate: 125 kbps (But while editing I mute the video and put music on top of the video, so it doesn't really matter, right? I'm probably wrong)
^^This info I got from properties when right clicking the video
Audio Codec: mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC
Audio Codec Info: 44100Hz 126 kb/s tot , stereo (2/0)
Video Codec: avc1
Video Codec Name: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Video Codec Info: It says in the box 'Codec Status Undetermined'
^^This info I got from GSPOT
Hopefully this helps!
If you've got the latest version of Quicktime installed on your computer (per the program's requirements) and you've placed one of those clips as the first clip on your timeline, the program should be able to work with those files, Chris. Assuming, of course, that you've moved the video from your camera to your computer.
Or am I wrong in assuming this is camcorder video?
The biggest challenge is that you've got your camera set up to record at a very non-standard resolution. I'd recommend you set your camera to record at 1920x1080, a more standard resolution and one which the program should have no problems at all digesting.
Is this camcorder video? If so, please advise us which model of camcorder this video is coming from.
(Sorry again for waiting, I've been away. Sorry, it's rude)
Well, after waiting and tampering around a bit, adobe premiere elements is working, and I've come to the conclusion that it was that project file that was making the program mess up. It must have been corrupted or something. But sorry to keep you waiting, everything is fine now. Thank you for all of your help! Oh and also, that program you sent me the link to really helps in giving me a better understanding of the properties of my video, so thank you!
Have a nice day!
Great news, Chris! Don't forget to mark this question as answered!