As John says, a lot depends on which version of the program you've got, what operating system you're running it on and what hardware you've got in your computer.
Also, please post the Project Settings (listed under the Edit menu). Most likely you haven't got your project set up properly to match your video specs.
ok, thank you
- What version of Premiere Elements? 11
- Have you installed the recent updates? yes
- What operating system? Windows 8.1
- What kind(s) of image file(s)? MPEG and Gopro converted to MPEG
- If you are getting error message(s), what is the full text of the error message(s)? PROGRAM NOT RESPONDING
- What were you doing when the problem occurred? video montage- trimming
- Has this ever worked before? yes before I added the second video frame
- What other software are you running? NONE
- Tell us about your computer hardware. How much RAM is installed? 8G How much free space is on your system (C:) drive? 613G
- Has this ever worked before? YES, BUT I'VE JUST STARTED USING IT. If so, do you recall any changes you made to Premiere Elements, such as adding Plug-ins, brushes, etc.? NO Did you make any changes to your system, such as updating hardware, printers or drivers; or installing/uninstalling any programs? NO
I'LL CHEK ON THIS. THANKS!
Correction: MOV + MPEG
The acquisition mode is wrong. I can't change it. Since I work in expert mode, the program should have correted me. Shoudn't it?
Do I have to start my prodject again?.
How and why did you convert your GoPro footage to an MPEG? Unless you aboslutely know what you're doing, converting can often make your video LESS rather than MORE compatible with the program.
Premiere Elements can edit GoPro footage.
I don't know what you mean by "The acquisition mode is wrong."
I hope this question doesn't sidetrack anything. Did you convert the original GoPro video? In other words, did you take the video then run it thru GoPro's program to get the clip you are using now?
My experience with the GoPro Studio (I may not have the latest version), is that it puts out either .mov or .avi files. I have used the .avi files exclusively with no problem. If you can re-do the clip to an .avi, that may help.
The challenge, Duke, is that there are literally thousands of AVI codecs, and converting your GoPro footage to an AVI may your video easier to edit -- or it may make it next to impossible to edit, depending on which specs you're converting your AVI to.
With the latest versions of Premiere Elements, you're always ahead of the game editing the footage from the camcorder rather than converting it -- unless you absolutely know what you're doing with your converter software.
Very true. You're much more in touch with the technicals than I will ever be. When I started w/ GoPro, the .avi outputs from their apps (Cineform and now GoPro Studio) were accepted well by PE (I've used versions 9 thru 11). At least on my machine, using my habits, etc. It is something that works for me. I thought if she still had the original, this was a way that might 'start from scratch'.
Point taken on multiple codecs. My first small laptop to view GP footage on was very underpowered. I tried four different player programs, all with disappointing results. I chalked it up to a weak machine. I installed Splash Lite and it played the raw files perfectly, same machine. On my big home system, Splash Lite does a horrible job, even with superior firepower.
At this point, I've found a path thru the minefield, so I always step in those spots, though there are other paths. Things have changed w/ regard to conformity, but I'm doing things the old way. I will try working raw GP in PE.
The acquisition mode is in the Project Settings Under EDIT MENU. It was in DV mode. Maybe it's the raison why PE11 didn't take my original footage.
I converted my Gopro movie with a video converter application because PE11 wouldn't take it. I didn't use Gopro studio to do it.