First, there is not much information to go on. This ARTICLE will give you tips on what would so helpful, and give you tips on how to collect some of it.
This ARTICLE will give you tips on getting your computer ready for an editing session.
Have you upgraded to PrE 8.0.1? If not, you will want to do that.
Have you upgraded your audio and video drivers? If not, you will want to do that.
What version of Apple's QuickTime Player do you have installed? It possibly needs to be updated too.
Everything installed on Premeire is the most up to date and recent. I have the
most up to date audio and video drivers as well. I have a 3gb RAM which should
be more than ample and over 80gb free space on my c drive memory. Quicktime is
most up to date as well.
I will read the forums you attached and see what I can do from there. Thank you
for your help, it is greatly appreciated!
I can't look at these links, an unexpected error occurs....see how my luck goes?
LOL...trying to smile.
I can't look at these links, an unexpected error occurs....
That does not bode well, as they are only links to articles in the Tips & Tricks sub-forum.
As I recall, they are Got a Problem? How to Get Started, Clean, Lean, Mean Editing Machine (still on my page one)
Then on about my page 3, Program or System Crash? Finding Clues and Program Crash? Some Troubleshooting Tips from PrPro - How to Find Clues.
As far as Memory & Resources errors and warnings go, this ARTICLE might be useful - if you can link to it.
Which browser are you using?
HI, I read this thread and went throught the steps to see where I am at with
RAM. I am only operating on a 32-bit system with 3gb of RAM. When I go into the
virtual memory box, the total paing file size for all drives is: minimum 16mb;
recommended 4603mb; allocated 3369 mb. I don't know that I can change this ti
GBs? I defragmented my computer yesterday and I am still unable to open my file.
Everything starts up just fine and it goes through the process to open the file
then completely shuts down. It took my computer over 10 hours to defrag! I guess
I will uninstall the program AGAIN, and start over.
I'm concerned that you can't even go to Bill's links without crashing!
How fast is your processor and, more importantly, how much free space is on your hard drive?
Also, what kind of video is your camcorder coming from and how did you get it into your computer?
I only have this problem with Premeire...my computer never crashes. I use IE8.
Other links he sent me worked fine, it was just those two. I uninstalled
premeire and reinstalled it, now it is opening the doc again.
Processor is an Intel core duo t8100 @ 2.10 GHz
RAM is 3GB, which according to the specifications, only 2 is needed.
I have 85.8 GB of available c drive space available...more than sufficient.
I'm not using movie clips, I am making a slideshow with still images. I notice I
have even more problems when I use a theme...this is when things go very
wrong...constantly getting alerts that I am running low on memory..I don't
In your SlideShow, what are the pixel x pixel dimensions of your still images? You want them to be very close to the size of the Frame Size in your Project. Using large stills WILL create problems, and will also diminish the quality.
This ARTICLE will give you background and tips.
I would guess that those still images are high resolution. You should resize them outside of PRE to suit your output format (e.g 720 x 480 NTSC). A little larger (1000 x 750) if you want to do pan & zoom effects. Check out Steve's advice in the FAQ - What resolution should my photos be in Premiere Elements?
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Good question! The files are pretty large, actually because I shoot them in RAW
format then compress them to jpeg when I am done editing them in Photoshop CS4
without reducing the file size. I read something somewhere on how to reduce the
file sizes to fit Premeire better, I will look into this...
Thank you for the thought!!
The linked article in Reply 9 will give you that info.
I agree with both of you. Oversized images are the chief reason this program crashes.
Using photos no larger than 1000x750 will likely fix the problem -- assuming the computer is well-tuned and up to date otherwise.