Just purchased the program online & installed to our external hard drive. While working with the program, a popup keeps coming up that says I am running out of space, use extreme caution. Does this mean there is not enough space on the external hard drive to run it? Can we reinstall the program onto the computer's hard drive even though we have already installed it once?
You didn't really INSTALL the program to your external drive, did you? That won't work. You're going to have lots of problems.
Premiere Elements 9 must be installed on your C drive (or main computer drive) and that drive must have at least 30 gigs of free, unfragmented space.
Store your media assets and project files on your external drive, ideally in a separate folder for each project -- and make sure your external drive is formatted NTFS, not FAT32 as they come from factory. FAT32 drives have a file size limit that can choked video eidting work.
Memory errors can also be caused by:
1) Not matching your project settings to yoru video. Make sure your project is set up properly, using project settings that match your camcorder, per part 1 of my free Basic Training tutorials. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/537685?tstart=0
2) Using oversizede photos. The photos you use in your video should never be larger than 1000x750 pixels in size.http://forums.adobe.com/thread/431851?tstart=30
3) Failure to render your work regularly. Whenever you see a red line above the clips on your timeline, you should press Enter. The program will create a preview of that segment of your timelien and the red lines will turn green -- and your system's performance should improve greatly.
If you'd like to know more about how to use this program and how to use it efficiently, check out my tutorials or, better, pick up a copy of my book on Amazon.com or at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.