I guess I asked a tough question or didn't provide enough information. Thanks in advance whoever can help me.
Welcome to the forum.
First, a couple of questions:
After you have applied the Effect, you should have a red line appear above the Clip(s) in the Timeline (Timeline View Mode), and for smoothest playback, one would want to Render the Timeline, by hitting the Enter/Return key.
Next, can you give us the full specs. of your computer, your HD Source Footage and then your Project Preset, chosen at New Project? This ARTICLE will give you some details, and also tell you how to gather some of that info, if you do not know it.
You mentioned the machine surpasses the recommended system requirements, so I assume the processor is more powerful than a Intel Dual core 3Ghz (3Ghz). Since the processor is the only one in question, let us try to nail the problem down further with that in mind.
1. Do you see the same problem with other effects?
2. Is the CPU usage non-100% when you playback the file without effects?
3. Cartoonr effect has presets, I noticed. Any specific preset causing this? Folks reading your eventual replies can stay away from that preset.
4. Is the playback quality set to highest by any chance? (To check this, right click on the monitor and check the Playback settings)
5. Is the phenomenon seen only during the playback or as soon as you apply it to the clip?
Thank you Bill. I have provided a screenshot of my system on the other post. The footage is from a SONNY Handycam (HD). About a 2-3 minute clip.
I was opening up the file via the Elements Organizer and then rt clicking and selecting Edit With Premier Elements Editor
IF I select New Project and to that route, I select New Project and use the default Project Settings provided. They are: NTSC-AVCHD-HD 1080i 30
I am thinking this is perhaps a memory issue.
3GB is fine for 32 bit, but 2.4Ghz is not for a Dual-core machine. You can safely assume that the system requirements mentioned in the link is useless. For e.g. they mention a 16-bit monitor in there! If they're testing in that, they're wasting their time. These are old specs and not revised.
The effects will max out in this processor. They do consume processor cycles and need more available. If you have lesser demanding clips, like DV, this machine is sufficient. Otherwise, I suggest an upgrade if you are serious about video editing.
Thanks VDO. I am looking into an upgrade. I appreciate your time.