I'm as new to editing as it gets. I experimented with Windows Movie Maker for the first time this week, and was impressed that I could play its timeline in real-time. Within minutes I was editing movies from my digicam, adding transitions, music and titles etc., and I really liked it.
So I downloaded the tryout of Premiere Elements, assuming that would be the next step up in quality and flexibility.
Although I can preview the video clips perfectly in the monitor window, when I drag them into the timeline, they're unwatchable. Frames seem to jump forwards and backwards, there's no sync to anything, and I can't use it for anything sensible.
I assume it's not my PC, as Movie Maker is fine, Elements' monitor window plays fine, and it's just the timeline which seems broken. For the record, my PC is XP Home SP2, 1GB PC3200, Athlon XP2500, 7200rpm 160GB c drive.
Is this a "feature"? Do I somehow have to give up realtime timeline playback in order to use anything more professional than Movie Maker? I'm quickly going off the whole idea.