Have you ensured that your photos are no larger than 1000x750 pixels (at 72 ppi) per my books and the FAQs to the right of this forum?
There's no point in using huge, hi-rez photos in a video project. Video is video, and it comes in video resolution. Loading huge, hi-rez photos into it will only choke the program -- as you're seeing.
That is no doubt my problem, Steve.
Excellent FAQ article, by the way. Were I wearing a hat, I would tip it in your direction.
Well, this was my goal - to maintain the quaility of my images in an HD video.
I tried doing the same in a Roxio app, and the results looked like hell.
I had high hopes that Premiere would handle the hi res images, but I'll take your advice and "down-rez" 'em and see what the resulting avi looks like.
Thanks for taking the time to respond - much appreciated.
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With Video, the larger your still images are,much beyond the Frame Size of your Project, the lower the quality, and the greater the workload on the computer. This ARTICLE goes into more detail, and offers some tips for Scaling the stills, outside of PrE.
Thank you for the tips and the link to your article on workflow - much appreciated, especially your comments about keeping those files alive as psd's. I'm doing my initial "fixes" in NX2, then a dump to jpg for any final touch ups. I've often sat scratching my head as to how to do *all* the mods in a format I could at least go back and look at if not duplicate 6 months from now and I think your psd solution might be the trick. I'm going to screw around with that a little and see how that flies. My only concerns would be massive amounts of disk space not only for the psd's, but the NEF's, resulting jpg's and of course, backups (currently dump to a 1TB Seagate drive and back that up with Acronis Backup and Recovery 10(.x).
Again, Hunt, I thank you. The attention to detail you guys give here to solutions is truly appreciated.
You are most welcome.
As for HDD space, I feel your pain. I have a 4TB NAS, plus about 15 1, 1.5 and 2TB externals for storage.
Good luck, and do explore the PSD workflow.