What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format is it?
If you are using still photos, have you ensured that they're no larger than 1000x750 pixels?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
Thank you for your reply.
The video is from a Pentax camera so HDDV MP4 I believe. The stills were 600x 400. When I started the project I choose the default other than the source video which was the Flip cam or ultra HD
If the format was wrong for one of the assests the correction box popped up and offer to correct it and I did a couple of times.
There was no error reported it just stops working and shuts down.
Unless you can place those video clips on your timeline without seeing a red line above them, you are not using the correct project settings for your video.
I don't know what model of still camera you're shooting your video with so I can't many any specific recommendations -- but it is vital to select the project settings closest to your source video if you want to have a successful project.
It's possible you can keep the program a bit more stable by rendering (pressing Enter) whenever you see red lines along the top of your timeline. As long as you keep those lines green, the program shouldn't crash. (Although much also depends on how stable and well-tuned your system is.)
>so HDDV MP4 I believe
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
There are no red lines above the timeline. The file type is correct.