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Old February 15th, 2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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Problems with Premier 6.0 editing

Hi everyone,
I am new to the forum and this is my first contribution.
I have a Pinnacle DV200 card and Premier 6.0.
It has been working for me without a glitch until yesterday when Premier started hanging everytime I try to render an effect or a title.

I have reinstalled Premier and the Pinnacle DV200 but the glitch won't go.

I am running on Win 98 SE with 128 MB of RAM.

Would it help if I reinstalled Win 98 or is it a problem of RAM?

Thanks guys.
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Old February 15th, 2003, 04:37 PM   #2
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Wow, Uganda! That's not much memory for editing and the OS at the same time, you might want to check your virtual memory settings (under the performance tab of the system control panel? I'm not sure, it's been a while since I used 98), usually setting those fairly high will do the trick. I've seen a lot of recent dell systems that have custom set virtual memory settings that max out at 320, so memory-greedy programs just die. The other thing you might want to try is running scandisk, it could be that there are some disk errors it's hiccuping on. I'm sure the other denizens of this forum have other ideas, though.
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Old March 4th, 2003, 01:00 AM   #3
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Still can't get Premier to stop freezing

Thanks Jeff, and sorry for the long delay ... for crying out aloud, I live in Uganda.

Anyway, I have now upgraded by OS to Win 2000 and am running on 384 Megs of ram but the pc still freezes when I try to do an effect in Premier 6.0.

I have reinstalled it a dozen times but still no help.

Any ideas, anyone?
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Old March 4th, 2003, 05:50 AM   #4
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Problems with Premier 6.0 editing

I can't promise it will help with this specific issue, but the upgrade to 6.02 is free and can't hurt.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=42&platform=Windows
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Old March 5th, 2003, 02:13 AM   #5
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Thanks David,

Let me try it out.

Cheers!
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Old March 5th, 2003, 06:39 PM   #6
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Um, a shot in the dark, but make sure you 'empty' all the files in the trash can. I know it sounds crazy, but Premiere views files that haven't been emptied out of the trash as still there, and sometimes if you are trying to render effects on a big file with little disk space it hangs because of it.
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Old March 6th, 2003, 02:22 AM   #7
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Thanks Stuart,

Will try that in a second.

I read somewhere that a file could get corrupted, say during capture (without dropping frames) and that the system could then choke on it every time you tried to play it back or render an effect on it.

Could this be true?

Thanks a lot, again (If any of you ever ventures down to Uganda, I shall 'revenge')
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Old March 7th, 2003, 04:21 AM   #8
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Also make sure you have enough free space on your hard drive. I had a combination of Premiere and Photoshop that repeatedly crashed on me. I checked available space, and I was down to 64 MB - way too low.

I cleared temporary files and gained 20 GB!!

Since then, no problem.

You really should consider more RAM though. 128 MB is very low for video editing.

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Old March 11th, 2003, 12:19 PM   #9
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My Premier headache

Thanks guys for all the help, although I am yet to sort my problem out.

I am now running w2k, 384 ram, have reinstalled, scanned the disks, defrangmented and run the latest anti-virus.

However, the system continues to freeze whenever I try to render an effect.

Today I went to explorer and right clicked on the video files I was working on and realised that when I click on the 'details' button, some of the files are reported as 'invalid or corrupted.'

What puzzles me is that some of the files appear to be okay, and I am shown the details, such as PCM file, 2oomb etc.

I am getting really desperate and would kindly like to know;

1. What causes a file to be corrupted? (I have no virus on the pc)
2. How do I clean it up?
3. How do I ensure that it does not happen in future?

Thanks everyone, and sorry for bugging, as it were... (the offer on Uganda still stands, whether I fix this or not, although fixing it will surely make me a happier host)

Cheers,

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