Thanks for writing back again, it always seems to be you who helps me and I thank you for that.
I doubt that it will be my 300 gig video storage drive being full because it has been doing this for a while. I have alot of projects going at the moment, and although I should be editing one project at a time, its the full quality dv files that are using up my hard drive, until my final edits are ready I cant really delete much.
Plus my C drive is ok, and thats what the software runs off, I know writing to my nearly full drive maybe slow, but for some reason I think the performance should be better than it is, as the software is running in my c drive, so all that should be slow it the rendering, which is pointing to my second hard drive.
I may not defragment my hard drive too often but at least every month of so, plus I do get the odd delay on my monitor, by this I mean I can be previewing my video with effects, titles music ba abla bla and then the monitor will go black for a matter of 3 seconds and come back on, it does this everytime I preview my footage, which as you know can be alot if I'm playing and stopping things.
Also I can burn projects to dvd using premiere elements 2.0 and nero, but when I use clone dvd when backing up my own dvd collection, it shuts down. I have a super cool fan in it so I cant work out why, this has been doing it for ages.
I just thought that since the parts were bulit by a friend who works in IT and all the parts were bought from a computer fair that it would be maybe easier to start again?
or shall I just capture videos one at a time edit them, render it out and scrap the raw captured footage? Is this how you do it.
Its hard as everytime I shoot new footage for a scene, I capture it ready fir editing, which is quite often you see as it sall for a adult members website I am setting up, so shooting new content is a must.
hope all this makes sense, if you have any questions you need to ask me before you can help me futher then ask away.
Truth and Justice