JVC Everios cause problems for a lot of video editing programs, Sven. But there may be some solutions.
First, go to Edit and select Preferences. On the first screen, change Timeline Scrolling from Continuous to one of the other options. This will reduce some of the timeline's strange behavior.
Also, ensure that when you start a new project, you select the project presets for a Hard Drive/Flash Drive Camcorder. This will eliminate some issues that might otherwise come up as you work.
As you add video to your timeline, you'll see a red line running along the top of this timeline, indicating that the video needs to be rendered. Press the Enter key to render often as you work.
The FAQs to the right of this forum offer more information on working with this challenging video format.
thanks for the tremendous quick response!
- On the last weekend I have already tried the timeline scrolling option, as I have found this in another thread -- unfortunately this didn't made a difference.
- I have resend my JVC to the retailer as I wasn't quite happy with the image quality and will receive a Sony HDR-CX106E during the next days. If it is really related to the JVC-MPEG-format, this should fix my issue.
- I will try your other hints on the coming weekend and post some feedback here afterwards -- until this I leave the question opened.
This will help us to exclude some possible causes...
Here are a couple of thoughts on the Timeline scrolling and other possible display issues:
1.) make sure that you have the very latest video driver - the very latest
2,) if you have Vista, turn Aero and Sidebar off
3.) if you have Window Blinds, get the very latest version
4.) if you have an InteliPoint mouse driver, try removing it, and using the standard Windows mouse driver instead*
5.) if you have a laptop and both the touch-pad and a mouse are installed and ON, turn the touch-pad OFF
These are some suggestions that might affect your display issues.
* The MS InteliPoint has caused many display issues with Adobe products. Most often, these have manifested themselves in flashing GUI's and similar, but other odd behaviors have been experienced. If the removal of InteliPoint does help, try the very latest version, but be ready to revert to the standard Windows mouse driver.
I think you will be much happier with the Sony than with the JVC, Sven.
However, the Sony is an AVCHD camcorder, which demands a lot of computer power. Most people who are editing AVCHD successfully are using a quad core processor and 4 gigabytes of RAM. I hope that your computer has enough power.
Hunt's suggestions for getting the most out of your computer's hardware should help somewhat.
@Hunt: I find the IntelliPoint issue quite interesting. When the issue occured for the first time I have checked my mouse button and clicked several times as it seemed to me that Premiere Elements hasn't got the necessary button release event and was confused by this. So this suggestion sound quite promising to me, as I do not really have display problems, but only handling problems. I will try this and provide feedback.
@Steve: Thanks for pointing on this, but I am aware of the AVCHD performance issue. For the end of the year I have scheduled to buy a Quad-Core system with 4 GB. Until then I will either live with the SD-feature of the Sony which (according to the data sheet) creates MPEG2-files and I have the hope that their quality will be better than the JVC's or if the quality is not suitable I will convert the AVCHD to MPEG2 files and use them for work in Premiere Elements. I hope my system is powerful enough to edit HD MPEG2 files...?
Regarding the Sony cam (just in case if someone hit this topic and wants to hear the results): I am quite happy with this. It's SD videos look quite better than those of the JVC. As forseen by Steve my computer has not enough power to work on the AVCHD files, so I stick with the Sony's SD files which are standard MPEG-2 until I receive my new computer in the next months...
To keep information in one place, the discussion regarding the original problem continous in this discussion.