Four GB RAM is barely enough to run a 64-bit OS. I can imagine that you would have issues with a program, such as PrE.
This ARTICLE also goes into more detail on how to tune one's OS and system for video-editing.
Also, what model of camcorder is your video coming from and what foramt is it?
And which project settings did you select when you set up your Premiere Elements project?
A well-tuned, adequately powered Windows 7 machine should be able to run this program without even working up a sweat!
I am running Windows Vista 64-bit OS. I like the suggestion of upgrading to Windows 7. Since I only have 4 gig of RAM, can I upgrade to Windows 7 32-bit version or should I upgrade to the 64-bit version?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Version 7 is a nice build and will probably work on your system.
But why not upgrade to version 10 and get the version that's actually designed to work on a 64-bit operating system?
I'm not sure what you mean by upgrading to version 10. The Adobe Premiere Elements I downloaded as a trial is version 10. Did you mean something else?
The last time I tried running my trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements, I got the following Windows data. Is this helpful?
Files that help describe the problem:
I'm sorry. I misread.
You should definitely download the 64-bit version of the software for your 64-bit operating system.
Your performance will certainly benefit from having more than 4 gig of RAM -- but 4 gigs is plenty to run this program and do all most very intensive video editing.
But, again, it depends on what model of camcorder your video is coming from, what format it is and which project settings you selected when you set up your project.
When you wrote: You should definitely download the 64-bit version of the software for your 64-bit operating system
I am assuming you mean that I should download the 64-bit version of Adobe Premiere Elements 10. Can I download a "Trial" version of Premiere? If so, where do I find the URL for downloading the 64-bit version of Premiere?
Will it work with Vista, or do I need to have Windows 7 to run the 64-bit version. or Premiere 10?
Thanks so much for you help,
You should be able to download the 64-bit trial here.
And, yes, it will only work on Windows 7 64-bit -- not 64-bit versions of any other operating system.