For Windows (not sure about Mac) This is aimed at Premiere Pro, but may help
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 ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section,
the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link... most especially the codec used... see Question 1
Also, what kind of camcorder is your video coming from and how did you get it into your computer?
When you created your Premiere Elements project, did you ensure your project settings matched your source footage?
I don't remember the exact details of the camera because I used it to download the files and had to return it to the owner. I did connect directly to the camera and saved the files to my hard drive. It was a newer Canon, high-def - model make I don't recall.
When I created a new project I selected what I thought was the correct settings but when I tried to import the files, I received a message stating the settings didn't match the files being imported. When I clicked "ok" it appeared to have changed the settings automatically.....so I thought I was all set, is that not the case?
You need to get the exact model number from the owner, so you can figure out exactly what it is you have
Just as you don't try and stuff a personal pizza into a DVD player, you need to create a project that matches your file in all respects
Ok, since my details were somewhat vague on the previous responses, I've started a new project with more details.
- I'm creating a 6 min video using still photos only and the preset setting I chose was NTSC-DV-Stadard 48kHz.
- I've added a title in the beginning and at the end of the video.
- I've applied transitions between every photo.
- I've reduced the photos to 583 x 432.
- About the only consistency on the crashes that I can spot is when I'm trying to work in the timeline.
- I have submitted a "crash report" after each of the crashes - not sure what can be determined from those reports?
Thanks for the help!
And the format of those photos is? (.jpg, gif, png, what?)
The photos are RGB JPG
I am experiencing the exact same thing. I have only brought in photos, put a transition between each photo, added some titles, and menu markers. I have tried it with and without music in the background. It crashed a lot while I was creating it. I finally got it created - thought I would finally be able to burn to DVD. I tried to "share" to DVD - it crashes. I tried to share just to my own computer - it crashes. I was able to create an .flv file to my computer, but I can't even seem to replicate that now.
I thought this would be a nice upgrade from iMovie, but instead it's been a headache. I welcome anyone's ideas.
Welcome to the forum.
What are the pixel x pixel dimensions of the still images that you are using? Large stills can cause major slowdowns and crashes.
In the case of the OP, the size should not be an issue.
I've reduced the photos to 583 x 432.
Yes, in your case, the size is not an issue, but I was curious if the other poster might be having issues with the pixel x pixel sizes.
Are you rendering the timeline every time there's a red line above your clips on the Timeline panel?
This is vital, to keep the program running efficiently. You should never have more than a few seconds of unrendered video on the timeline.
No I haven't rendered only because it takes a lot of time to do. I can try this to see if makes a difference but this is something I've never done before, even with 20 min videos...I've been a user since Pre 4.
Again, rendering is VITAL part of the video editing process. You must do it regularly as you work. (Apple's Final Cut won't even show you a preview of your edit if you don't render it first!)
You can not expect the program to run stably without regular rendering.
Hello 1copycat and DamarMoga13,
Please share your system details:
1. Type of system: (iMac/Macbook/Laptop/Desktop etc)
2. System Configuration
3. Operating system.
1. Type of system: (iMac/Macbook/Laptop/Desktop etc) iMac
2. System Configuration
a. Processor 3.2 Ghz intel Core 13
b. RAM 4 Gb 1333 Mhz DDR3
3. Operating system. OS X
That may be very well the issue. I created another project was some smaller photos and was able to send it to DVD. Is there an optimal size that I should use in my projects. I would like to be able to output such that it can be watched on a TV and not have issues with pixilation. Thank you.
System: iMac 27" Display, i3 Processor, 4 GB
Memory, running Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Thank you so much. That definitely helps. I think my files are just way too big.
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:47:25 -0700
This http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798?tstart=0 will give you some tips.