What operating system are you using? How fast is your processor and how much RAM do you have? How much free, clean, defragmented space is on your C or main hard drive?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what resolution and format is it?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
As well as what Steve asked...
>and Lino 10.7.3
I did a forum search (box at upper right) for 10.7 and found several messsages discussing problems
I just realized that "Lino 10.7.3" means OSX Lion!
Well, that helps a bit. I'm using Lion, though, and I'm not having any problems with Premiere Elements. So I don't think it's that simple.
Thx for your reply. Apologize for the typo. Of course Lino must be Lion. hardware is 27" Imac 2010 (2,8-GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-processor) 12 GB RAM and about 200 Gb free disk space. I did a forum search as well but didn't find this problem. I also reinstalled Premiere elements but the problem still is there.
Footage is from an Soyn TRv 980 Dv tape and a Panansonic HDC sd-800. I have tried it with different projectsettings but anyway all PAL. 4:3 and 16:9.
You're not trying to use both of those camcorders' video footage in the same project, are you?
These are two very different formats -- and mixing them in a project could well be the reason for your problems.
I could find no spes on a Sony DCR-TRV980, but you seem to be saying it's miniDV, which standard resolution DV.
That Panasonic, on the other hand, shoots in high-def 1080p, a format that Premiere Elements dpes not support at all! (If the camcorder also shoots in 60i or 50i, you will be able to edit the video in the program).
So start a project set up for DV as an experiment. Use only video captured by the program from that miniDV camcorder in that project. You should see significant improvement in the program's performance.
Thanks for your answer. I actually use both footage in the same project. So after yoyr reply I only try ta make an project with th DV footage, (I think it is a DCR -TRV 900) Only the panasonic is a HDC-SD900.
Unfortunally also with only the DV footage the problem still occurs.
Next thing todo is tryin to capture footage from the panasonic and to start a new project.
I have tried it again with new capture from the panasonic. The same problem still occurs. Don't know what to try else
I don't know how you're capturing from the Panasonic -- but if you can't even capture and edit footage from a miniDV, something is seriously wrong with your system. Premiere Elements can handle DV footage without even working up a sweat.
So I'm sorry -- I have no other suggestions to offer.
I'm not capturing the DV footage (camera is gone). It is already on the system and captured with Imovie. Of course there could be somethiung wrong with my system but everything else is working fine.
Well, capturing it with iMovie could be part of the problem. It doesn't capture in a universally recognized format.
But how are you "capturing" video from your Panasonic?
And what resolution and frame rate is your Panasonic shooting at?
Capturing from the Panaosinc was done with Premiere elements. Framerate 25 resolution is 1920X1080
Premiere Elements can't capture from that camcorder.
Video is downloaded using the Video Importer (launched by Get Media/From Flip AVCHD and Hard Disk Camera) over a USB connection. Is this what you did?
That camcorder shoots at both 50p and 50i fps. Which settings did you shoot in? (Premiere Elements will not edit video shot in 25p, 50p or 60p well. In fact, they'll often crash the program. You didn't shoot in progressive scan, did you?)
That camcorder can also shoot in either stereo or 5.1 audio, Which settings are you shooting your audio in?
If you've shot in 50i stereo, for instance, you should start a new project set up for Full AVCHD and use Get Media to get your video into it.
Yes I used the GetMedia and then choose Flip, AVCHD etc. over USB I do record with HA 1920 can't choose. I can't find an audio setting.
I will be out for the next two days and won't be able react. Thx so far and I hope I will get it working.