I assume there is no obvious entry in Options to turn off autostart. If this is so download and install the excellent Startup Control Panel from Mike Lin (I suggest the .exe version). When you run it you will see various tabs, each containing entries of programs that automatically run at start up. Find Adobe Bridge and deselect the check box. Restart and Bridge should no longer autostart.
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Only 1 hard drive is not optimum for video editing... you need at least 2
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
- click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
- you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
- some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
I do actually have 2 hard drives. The second is 200 GB. But PRE9 is installed on the 500GB drive.
So... do you have your video files and projects on the 2nd hard drive?
How much space is available on the 2nd drive?
No, my projects and video are on the 500 GB drive with 400 GB free.
I just went back into the 1.5 MB project, did nothing to it, just tried to play it. That's when I get the message. I now realize that is when I always get the message -- when I try to play.
I also decided to ignore the message and see what would happen. The color correction that I applied before only lasted for a few frames instead of for the entire clip. Additionally, the audio is now messed up.
I was having none of these problems before I applied the 4.3 GB Content. Could that be the problem?
I think the issue is partially with the still photos. PrE doesn't handle large photos very well. I have a Vista system with 8GB memory and will get the same message even though I should have at 3 GB memory allocated to the 32 bit application. I even get this message when producing a clip that is less than 10 minutes long.
The number of hard drives won't make a difference for memory issues like what you are seeing. The available capacity on the drive does make a difference. Spreading cache/project/media files over different hard drives will improve performance -- but I don't think you are running into this.
Eliminating extra processes and services will also help reduce amount of swapping and improve performance. It may also free up some RAM for PrE depending on how the system virtual memory settings are configured. You may want to peek at the Windows Task Manager processes tab. Enable the memory usage column (through the View/Select columns...). Then sort the process list by Mem Usage by clicking on the top of the column. Also, look at the Performance tab. Look the PF (Page File) Usage bar. If you are above 4 GB you are swapping.
I have no still photos in this project. This is strictly an .avi video clip. Once I've finished editing the video clip and saved it to the computer is when I use it to create a slideshow using another software program.
>projects and video are on the 500 GB drive with 400 GB free
Not optimum... a hard drive has one set of read/write heads, and you are forcing delays since that one set of heads is now trying to read program segments, work with the Windows swap file... AND try and read/write your video and project files
With 2 drives, you should have only Windows and software on your boot drive, and project and video files on your 2nd drive so that different set of read/write heads is doing video file reads and writes
I use PPro CS5, and have my 3 hard drives configured...
1 - 320G Win7 and all programs
2 - 320G Win7 swap file and PPro projects
3 - 1Terabyte all video files... input and output
What is the source of this AVI clip?
If it's from anything other than a tape-based miniDV camcorder, the non-standard codec could be triggering your problem.
The source of the .avi clip is a Nikon D300s camera. I was having no problems editing such clips during the
Additionally, the problem is happening with .mp4 clips, whose source is a FLIP. Again, I was having no problems with them during the trial.
Should I just uninstall and reinstall the basic program without the content and see if that fixes everything?
The Nikon camera is likely using an MJPEG codec -- which may or may not work in version 9, depending on the codec set you have installed on your system. In your case, it apparently will not, without a conversation, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
But Flip video should certainly work, assuming that, when you start your new project, you're selecting the project preset for Flip standard def or hi-def video (whichever is appropriate). If you have the proper setting selected, when you place your video on the timeline there should NOT be a red line above your clips until you add an effect or transition to them.
I just checked your specs, and you may be underpowered for working with anything but basic miniDV video. If your Flip video is hi-def, you may not be able to work with it without a lot of fits and starts.
But you should definitely convert your MJPEG-AVIs to DV-AVIs. It will become standard def video -- but at least you'll be able to work with it to some extent on your marginal machine.
I don't understand. If both these codecs -- the .avi and the .mp4 -- worked during the trial version,
why won't it work now? What's different? Other than the fact that I installed 4.3 GB of content?
I'm not sure.
Is it possible you were using smaller or shorter video clips on the trial?
It could be that, now that you're actually doing real video editing, you're finding how that the program isn't able to handle the files on yoru system.
Or I could be completely wrong -- in which case I haven't a clue.
The videos I'm using now are no bigger than the ones I was using then. There's absolutely nothing different except that
I actually paid for a program that now does not work and that I loaded 4.3
GB of additional programming.
Assuming you've given your system a good defragging, I've no idea what's going on. There is no reason the purchased program should perform differently than the trial.
Unless uninstalling the trial and then installing the purchased version left your hard drive badly fragmented. (You did do this, right? You didn't just activate the trial by loading in the serial number.)
But, since you own the product, you can certainly contact Adobe Tech Support and see if they can work you through some troubleshooting.
I also have this problem with version 8 running windows 7. I use a dual 2.77 zeon processors with a raid zero config on two SCSI 15k 40 gig hard drives. I nowhere even get near any limit of processor, ram (4 gig 34 bit) or hard drive space. I close all the unessary services down to about 43. I don't even have to open a project just the program and I still get the memory message, then it just quits. At that point I am only using 1.2 gig of ram, 30 gig of Raid zero hard drive space left and 1.2% of processor use. Yes i did all the Nvidia and windows upgrades and the patch. I did it twice just to make sure it took.I use O&O to defrag disk off line. Sometimes the program perm 7 just shuts down without a warning.The puter still running just fine.
I believe I looked everwhere in my setup and stats to no avail for a "low memary" problem.
Thanks in advance...
It might be a good idea for you to start your own thread, Falcon, rather than tagging on way at the bottom of this one.
That way you can draw more attention to your question and, if we need to ask questions, we can carry on a discussion without confusing your discussion with the original poster's.
Be sure to also mention in your new thread what kind of camcorder your video is coming from and which settings you used when you created your Premiere Elements project.
Thanks for the information, Bill. I ended up downloading GSpot to check out my CODECs but that does not appear to be the problem. Says they are installed on my system.
The uninstall/reinstall has gotten me back to being able to do some work. As long as all I do is delete frames or adjust audio, I seem to be OK. Expensive program for only that capability but it's mostly what I use.
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Why is that a bad thing Steve?
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I thought that PrE (later versions), allowed one to "activate" the trial to the full-paid version, by the addition of the S/N, but maybe I am misinformed?
PrPro just added that capability, as of CS5. In previous versions, one had to uninstall the trial, then use Adobe Cleanscript to get things ready for a complete installation of the full-paid version. Lot of work before CS5.