Much depends on what kind of video you're editing and how your project is set up.
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select? If you selected the ideal project settings, you will NOT see red lines above the clips when you add them to your timeline. Is that the case in your project?
If your project is properly set up for your camcorder's video, the chief problem is fragmentation or temp files on your hard drive or possibly an improperly configured hard drive.
Are you editing to media and project files on your C drive or to a second or external drive?
Thank You Steve,
the videos added are:
H.264/MP4 from Samsung
and AVI from Canon PowerShot
and MOV Videos from Canon Ixus
Camcorder Model is Samsung HMX-H100
The project settings were:
method: HD 1080i
Audio samplerrate 48000Hz
There are no red lines above the clips if I add them to my timeline.
I store the media and project files on a partition of primary SSD-drive.( AHCI-mode )
Do You need any further informations to identify the problem?
Thanks looking forward your ideas
do think about the small red lines above the videos in the cutwindow?
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Mixing those very different formats in the same project is likely at the root of your problems.
Premiere Elements does not mix formats well -- particularly when they are of different resolutions and frame rates. This is complicated by the fact that you're using MP4s from a Samsung and MJPEG MOVs from a still camera, two formats that the program does not support well.
I'm sorry I can't offer a solution short of figuring out a way to convert these files to a common format. But, in its present state, it's likely the program is going to regularly choke on that mix of source files.
Thanks for the fast answeres.
Do think that Premiere Pro CS 5.5 can do the job better?