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It could also be that you've maxed out your system -- particularly if you're operating with less than 20 gigs of free space on your hard drive.
But what is the source video? What kind of camcorder did it come from and how did you get it into your computer?
Thanks for replying so quickly. Right after I made this post, I decided to try playing the clip outside PE, and it works fine when I get to that frame.
Here is some info on the clip and my system:
The clip was recorded from TV onto my DVD recorder. I then put the DVD into my PC and converted to a m4v file using Hand Brake. I then imported the m4v file into PE.
Free HD Space: 353 gig
RAM: 2 Gb
Video Card: Nvidia 6200
That's likely it. MPEG4s don't make good source files for Premiere Elements projects.
The best solution would be to convert the files from your DVD to DV-AVIs, per the FAQs at the top of this forum.
Cool, thanks a lot!
Deleted. Reason: I asked a question that was addressed in the FAQ to whcih Steve pointed me.
I have had a similar problem - Video freezes but Audio continues. I do not have an answer.
My video files are Mpeg captured by firewire from an HDV Camcorder ( 16x 9). My machine is a Core 2 Quad with 4 GB RAM and a RAID 0 Hard drives. I use PE3.0 still. My movie will be 40 min long. My video accelerator is is X3100 integrated on a Gigabyte motherboard
Another serious problem I have is the frequent stoppage of rendering of time line - mostly on stills. ( PSD format). I would like to know the optimum size of these images I should use for HD ( 1440 by 1080 ?) Some images are wider or longer which I use for panning or tilting.
Help, Steve or anyone else!
The optimum size for stills is 1000x750 pixels. That gives you room enough to pan and zoom and yet doesn't burden the program with excess downsampling.
And you can try converting your MPEGs, as recommended in post#3 above.
Does this apply ( 1000 x 750 -4x3) to HD 1080i ( 16 x 9)presets also ? Is there
any restriction on dpi 72 dpi or 96 dpi ?
Thanks and Regards,
Resolution means nothing in the online and video world. Everything is measured in pixels, so 1000x750 pixels is exactly the same whether it's 96 dpi, 72 dpi or 300 dpi.
For high-def, those numbers are closer to 1920x1080 pixels -- but pictures that size take a lot of computer power and a lot longer to process.