Which version of the program are you using and on which version of OSX?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format is is (MOV, AVI, MP4, M2T)?
Calling it "common HD material" really doesn't give us much to work with. Can you open one of these video clips in Media Info and list to this forum the video's resolution, frame rate and, above all, audio and video codec?
When you add a clip of this video to your timeline in Expert view, do you see a yellow-orange line along the top of the timeline, above the clip? If so, does your playback improve when you press the Enter/Return key and allow the timeline to render (the yellow line will turn green)?
Hi! I'm using the CC2015 version on OS X Yosemite.
The camera is a canon C300 that generate .mxf archives
video resolution: 1920x1080
frame rate: 25fps
codecs: mpeg-2 and PCM S16
the line is yellow and I start to have these problems when I render it and it turns green. Without render The playback is in low quality but fluent, when I render the playback stops and jumps from a frame to another.
The Canon EOS C300 saves its video in MXF format, a professional format that is not supported by Premiere Elements. This format of video is best edited with a professional editor like Premiere Pro.
sorry but I'm using Premiere Pro CC 2015
ok, just realized I'm in the wrong forum. I'll write into Premiere Pro forum.