What model of camcorder is your video coming from and how did you get it into your computer?
How fast is your processor and how much RAM do you have? How much free, freshly defragmented space is on your C drive? Are you editing on your C drive or do you have a second or external drive on your computer for video projects?
What operating system are you using? Have you manually gone to Windows Update and ensured you have even the non-critical updates for your OS?
Have you gone to Apple.com and ensured you have the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's instructions?
>try to import video clips to make a movie
What KIND of video clips?
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
For PC http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ or http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
I'm not using a camcorder. I make amv's, or in this case gmv's. All of the vides are .VOB and they've always been able to load into my adobe. My processor is 1.3 ghz, I have 4 gb of ram. I have 40.2 gb free on my C drive, but all of my clips are stored on my D drive which has 301 gb free. I have Windows 7, and I don't think I have any updates right now as I just recently reinstalled and got all the updates. I haven't checked to see if I have the newest Quicktime, but I haven't been prompted to udate it at all.
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I've not heard of GMV before but I'm guessing from http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/GMV that it is 'Game Music Videos'. If this is a specialised format then it is quite possible that PRE cannot deal with it. Are you able to convert it outside of PRE to a more standard format?
- Your processor is underpowered.
- While you may not store clips on your C: drive PRE will create many working files on it. These could easily fill and cause a disk space problem. If you are able to free up another 20GB that may help.
- PRE won't prompt you to update QuickTime. Go direct to Apples' web site and download & install the latest version.
- Ensure that all Windows 7 updates are installed. Install pretty much everything except the language packs.
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