I upgraded from 7.0 to 8.0 and was unhappy with the product, so upgraded again to 9.0 (Elements and Premiere). Right now the problem is that it takes 20-25 seconds to load a short video clip, i.e. to play it.
I am running with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.20 Ghz/2.20+GHz with 3 GB of ram.
How fast a clip loads into the program is a combination of how fast your processor is, how much RAM you have, what type of camcorder your video came from and whether the clip is coming from an internal drive or an external source.
As a practical example it originally took 3 min to load a 1 hour 29 minute wedding & reception I shot in ACVHD 1080x1900. This was using one disk for all PE9 functions.
I defraged my drives and arranged the program and pagefile on one disk (C:), the project on another and recaptured the media onto the third drive
The same project then took 1 minute to load or if I do it seperately, 20 seconds loading the program and 40 seconds the media
I can move up and down the full length of the long timeline quite quickly.
I have 2.4g core duo and 2mb ram
This is discussed to in many posts in this forum
So you know what to do!