What type of camcorder did your video come from and what format it is?
When you set up your Premiere Elements porject, which settings did you select? If you selected the correct settings for your video, you should not see red lines above your clips until you add effects to them. Is this the case in your project?
It is a Sony and the video format is AVCHD. I am new to video editing and did not know that Premiere Elements 10 did not support AVCHD. I did video for my sons football team and wanted to edit all the kids clips for the season into a highlight video for each kid. I sorted the clips into files and was playing them back when I realized that they wasn't playing smoothly. They were choppy and out of sync. Any help would be appreciated.
Premiere Elements certainly does support AVCHD. Who said they didn't? You just have to set up the project to work with it.
Parts 1 and 2 of my free 8 part Basic Training tutorials at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com show you how to properly set up a project and get the media into it.
AVCHD also requires a lot of computer power to edit it. Do you have a quad core or i7 processor and a good load of RAM?
If you have having playback issues with AVCHD material, in a PrE AVCHD Project, then I would look at your CPU. Matter-of-fact, I would list the full specs. of your system, including the I/O, and someone can point to where the bottleneck is likely to be.
I am using a HP with AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75 2.20 GHz with 3.75 GB of memory. Any help would be appreciated.
Have you tried what I suggested above?
Your system may be a bit underpowered for working with AVCHD, but you should be able to get some basic editing done if you've properly set up your project.
I viewed all the basic training videos and tried to follow all the
instructions. Video is still slow and choppy.
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Having similar problems. Actually the whole program seems a bit "glitchy." Bought PE10 a few days ago and I have had a lot of snags and hang ups, seems to get worse the further into a new project I get. I am running an i7 with 8 gigs of ram and installed the 64bit version from disk 2 so I don't know what the problem is.
If you are using compatible video from a standard camcorder format (DV, HDV, AVCHD or Flip) and your project is set up properly, you should get excellent performance on a well-tuned computer.
The indication that you are using the correct settings for your project is that, when you place your clips on the timeline, there will be NO red lines above the clips.
If that's not the case in your project, it is not properly set up and you will get clunky and glitchy performance.