How powerful is it? A lot depends on the video format you're editing and which operating system you're using, etc.
How fast is your processor and how much RAM does it have? How free, clean, freshly defragmented space is on your hard drive?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format is it? When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
Power is: 2.52 ghz, 4 gig ram, 230gig hard drive and windows 7.
It has been awhile since a defrag.
The camera is a Samsung full HD (little handheld) but the file was shot in SDV.
But the thing is I couldn't even open the Transitions. Listen I love Adobe. On my older system I have the entire Premiere Pro system but its outdated and can't do HD. I would really like for PE10 to work. Apperciate any advice you can give me.
Oh should also ad the laptop is a Hp ProBook 6550b with Intel CORE i5
Your computer may be underpowered for editing AVCHD and MP4 video. You might be able to edit some short videos with minimal effects -- but nothing substantial.
This is complicated by the fact that you're trying to edit video from a pocket camcorer which produces video as MP4s. These cams, as a rule, are designed to shoot and load right to YouTube. So they often don't work well in Premiere Elements.
You still haven't told me which project settings you selected when you started your Premiere Elements project. Your best bet for this video is probably the Flip Video HD 30. It's not as exact match, but it might work.
If you see red lines above your clips on your timeline -- either when you first add them or when you add effects to your clips -- you need to render your timeline by pressing Enter. When the red lines turn green, the program's performance should greatly improve.
But, as I said, your computer isn't quite up to snuff for this kind of HD video work. You may be able to improve perfomance with a good Deep Care tune-up with Advanced System Care Free. But you're going to be limited in what you can do with hi-def.
Check the HP website for updated graphic and sound drivers.
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I just went with the first setting it offered which was NTSC for HD. I went with the setting you suggested but it is still showing the loading symbol in the Edit/Transitions window.
Thanks I'll look into it. Probably defrag too, but my experience has been, when I'm underpowered no amount of defraging really helps.