When one is receiving memory, or resource errors and warnings, on a otherwise adequate system, it is usually an issue with other programs and Processes that are stealing either RAM, Virtual Memories or CPU cycles. This ARTICLE will give you tips on cleaning up one's system for an editing session.
If that does not help, then the complete details of your system would definitely be in order. Do not skimp on the details of any aspect of your computer.
>each .avi is 640x360
You are, of course, using a custom project for those non-standard size files?
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with the DETAILS asked for in the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link
Thanks for sending the checklist. I did take the time to go through it. I don't know if I mentioned this in my original post, but with any other video clip etc. PPro 2 works flawlessly. Regardless of what clip I import the program runs perfectly. The only problem that surfaces is related to the video clips I mentioned that are 640x360 and the only problem then is related to low memory.
I'm going to try one other thing and then I can provide the details of my system but I honestly don't think that will have any bearing on the problem. There is something about these 6 videos that PPro doesn't like.
Are the 640 x 360 Assets being used in a 640 x 360 Project? If not, then are you allowing Scale to Frame Size? That takes processing power, and could well be putting you over the edge. The above linked article will give you tips on getting the most out of your system.
I didn't find a link with your last note.
Something you stated caught my attention though. I am using video files which are 640x360 but I haven't done anything in PPro apart from importing them. What are you suggesting I do once they are brought into PPro?
Would using a newer version of Premiere work better?
>haven't done anything in PPro apart from importing them
Think of a project preset as a BUCKET... If you have a GALLON bucket, and only pour in a quart of liquid... it will slosh around
Since you do not have a standard size video, you need to create a custom preset so your video fits the "frame" and does not cause Premiere to do extra work
Thanks for the letter. I understand what you're saying but I have no idea how to create a custom preset. I'm familiar with the basics but not what you're suggesting. Can you offer any suggestions as to what I need to do please?
Can't help with P2... from the P3 user guide (available as a PDF on the install disc)
All project settings apply to the whole project, and most can’t be changed after a project is created.
DV-NTSC (North American standard), DV-PAL (European standard), DV-24P, and Mobile & Devices. These
contain the correct project settings for the most typical project types. When creating a new project, you can either
select from among the standard presets or customize a group of project settings and save the customized group as a
custom preset. If you want full control over almost all the project’s parameters, you must start a new project and
customize its presets.
In PrPro 2.0, at New Project, choose Desktop for the Preset, and then customize all of the attributes to match your source footage. That will mean that your Imported footage will match the Frame Size, plus all other aspects. Unfortunately, this must be done at New Project, unlike CS4, where you can have different Sequences in a Project.