Premiere Elements will not likely use that much memory, Loretta. Or even need it.
The sweet spot for RAM in XP is about 2-3 gigabytes. For Vista, maybe 4.
Steve, Loretta is using Vista 64, not Vista 32.
Loretta, Premiere Elements is a 32 bit application. As such, it can only
access up to 4GB on a Vista 64 system. (It will actually be slightly less
for technical reasons). You don't have to do anything special in Vista 64 to
4GB should be plenty. If you are using still photos and making slide shows,
be sure you don't use full sized images from your camera. Resize them to
something close to the video frame size and Premiere will be able to handle
them much more efficiently. Not enough memory could also be a symptom of
low disk space.
<Loretta_Zupko@adobeforums.com> wrote in message<br />news:email@example.comNXanI<br /><br />> How do I tell PRL7 to use more of my 8 megs of memory?<br /><br />Command PRL7 to immediately re-write itself as a 64 bit application. ;-)<br /><br />If you are successful, please notify us here immediately, and expect the <br />world to form a line at your door. ;-)<br /><br />You see, there's no way that a 32 bit application like PREL7 can directly <br />exploit more than 4 GB, and the actual number is more like 3.
And, of course, the easiest way to see this is to Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the Windows Task Manager, click on the Performance tab and watch the numbers as you work.
"Bmem" - http://badmofo.org/bmem/ - freeware tiny resource monitor - no PC should be without it!
I too am getting crashing problems continuously. I have assigned 16GByte pages of virtual memory but this does not stabilise the application.I am using Premiere Elements 7 on a 32 bit OS Intel Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 2GHz vista with 3G RAM. It is a laptop with no dedicated graphics card.The clips are taken in .MOV files of high definition and the movies I put together are around 6 minutes long or less. I have tried Sharing just 90 seconds at a time but still compiling errors after 25% of the movie has been compiled.Premiere Elements 7 is a very slick programme. I am using a 2009 generation computer. I must be doing something wrong but I do not know what. Do I need to go to a 64 bit OS and do all of the editing on my desktop which could take more RAM? Will elements 7 work with a 64 bit OS?Window movie maker seems a lot more robust but it does not have the sexy features of adobe and wont recognise .MOV clips. Am I alone in having these problems with adobe?It would be great to have your take on this,Roberto1066
This thread is very old it will be better to start a new thread. Anyway, have you tried updating Quicktime? That said, your issue is probably the source high definition .mov files. If your final export will be to standard definition you may want to try converting them to DV-AVI. If your final export will be high definition you could try converting the files to high definition MPEG2 files. PE7 handles both of these formats natively.
Thanks Paul_LS for responding to my query.
I have updated my Quicktime from version 6 to 7.2 as you proposed but the out of memory and crashing messages still appear.
I have used Prism to convert from .MOV to .avi but now I have to recompose the whole video with music! I notice that the quality has deteriorated a lot.
I followed one of the suggestions in the thread above and loaded the http://badmofo.org/bmem application to monitor RAM, virtual memory page, CPU and hard drive usage. That shows around 1.2 GByte RAM usage and 7-8Gbyte of virtual mem usage when processing the .mov direct.
I will now seek a batch convertor for .mov to Mpeg2 as you suggested. Do you have a prefered application for this?
My old casio camera delivered video in avi format. Newer compacts such as casio and panasonic output .MOV clips.
Perhaps PE7 is designed to handle avi in the main and everyone using .mov will get the out of memory and crash problems!
bye for now,
Prism can be used for converting to standard definition DV-AVI files... make sure to select the DV format for export... not all AVIs are the same.
If you want to try editing high def MPEG2 files to see if you can maintain quality you could try exporting them from PE7 as HD MPEG2, Share>Personal Computer>MPEG and then select the HD MPEG2 in the presets. Note you can not batch convert though. Not sure of any freeware programs to batch convert to high def MPEG2.