You don't say what hardware you have, but it's usually a good idea to take the minimum specs recommended by the program and double it. You can use this chart to select a good processor. I recommend one that rates at least a 6000 for high-definition video.
Which processor do you have?
Many of those ASUS notebooks shipped with i3, Pentium and even Celeron processors -- which are not powerful enough for most high-def video editing.
I have checked: it crashes mostly when the internet connection is down (either in my camping car or when I remove the cable; we do not use wifi here since I overreact to wifi waves)
Is there a way I can remove whatever Adobe is doing to my software via internet?
Here is a printscreen of my Asus x554L
I do not produce or manage high def videos, I work in SD for youtube
So which processor do you have and with how much RAM? How much free, clean, defragmented space is on your hard drive?
And what model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
Hi thanks for the tip on including a screenshot. But it is no trouble publishing the picture on one of my websites, I manager the servers here. Copypaste is easy.
Steve, I have Intel core i5-4210Y 1.70 2.0GHz
RAM is 8GB
Hard drive is 100MB free
Windows 8 with classic shell
camera for pictures and minimovies (2minutes max) is lumix G7 in standard mode (I do not use 4K for this)
For the tests I used small 2272/1704 format on lumix + 4:3
The French chat told me the notebook was not powerful enough, but they cannot help when I ask how about downsizing PRE14 in order to run properly (I use the basics of it)
I keep thinking it has nothing to do with the power, bcs it crashes when the internet connection is down...
I have done a few tests with your suggestions on lynda and on your own website, Steve. Worked 4 hours perfectly,
Yes, your laptop is a bit underpowered. On benchmark charts, it rates about 2300 -- while I recommend using a processor that rates a minimum of 5500.
Which mode exactly are you shooting your video in? That G7 shoots in about 12 different modes. I'd recommend you shoot your video in 1920x1080 AVCHD at 30 fps if you plan to edit your video in Premiere Elements.
Also, do your project settings match your video specs? If they do, you will NOT see a yellow-orange "render" line above the first video clip on your timeline. Do you see this yellow orange render line?
I had set G7 to MP4 hoping the file size would be smaller for my tests
I have changed to your settings now, will check what changes that will make
1. laptop underpowered: I had checked with specs before buying, but I am no engineer so I made deduction from what Adobe wrote on their website - which I copied above
I am bound to this laptop because I use it a lot for interviews on the go, alone in my small camping car
2. internet: I can see you escape the question I am afraid
I had inquired with adobe FR before buying, to be sure I could use PRE14 WITHOUT internet connection and no need to cloudify with you all (I hate the idea of that cloud, personal preferences). They were positive it could all work without internet connection.
BTW even Dreamweaver, used careful use as ever (nothing fancy), now crashes a few times every day... Did not happen so often before...
3. project settings: I tested both ways - changing them myself and letting PRE choose them
works OK I have the orange line
Are you saying that if you add a video clip to the beginning of your timeline, you DO have an orange "render" line above that clip?
If so, that tells us why you may be having problems with your project. (By the way, you do have Quicktime installed, per the program's requirements, right?)
Saving your video as a smaller file (an MP4 rather than an AVC file) does not mean the program doesn't work as hard. Doing so actually makes the program work HARDER. Smaller video files are more highly compressed, so it takes more power for the program to uncompress them in order to edit them.
1. thanks for the info on MP4/AVC
did not know about that
2. yes I do have quicktime on this machine
3. the orange line only appears when I fiddle with fx on the clip, not at the beginning of importing it - like I expected the software to do
Okay, then, the program seems to be doing its job.
I'm not sure why you are having problems.