Ok - first time I have used Premier Elements - and my new DV Camcorder...
Just for test purposes (both Camera and Software) I took a few minutes of video - captured it via firewire..Edited it - used Razor tool - did a couple of wipes - added some music - added a single photo .....2 mins max of footage to render...all ok so far..!

Came to render it to my hard disk - just froze 1/3rd of the way through....Tried rendering straight o DVD - same thing...Took out some elements of the edit...same thing

Obtained an example avi off the internet - rendered no problem - So - I re-did the project - virtually did the same kinds of edit - rendered no problem...

My question is can anyone shed some light on what it might have been

Many Thanks...