Premiere Elements 9 inconsistent playback: mostly choppy, sometimes smooth

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Adobe Premiere Elements 9

Playback from the timeline is very choppy making it very difficult to edit. However, the problem is inconsistent. There are times when it plays smoothly, but after several replays, it gets increasingly worse.

Clips pulled in from Canon 7d @ 24p

My system is as follows:

MacBook Pro
OSX 10.7.2 (Lion)
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

Thank you for your help.
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William West

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Posted 7 years ago

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William West

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Any forum moderators have input? It would be great to have some feedback. Thx!
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David Blackwell

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I have same problem on adobe premier elements 9, only happens with .mov video from my Nikon D7000. If I edit/play footage from Panasonic GS200 there are no problems. I have been working with Adobe since early November 2011 but to date they have not been able to solve.
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Satish Ramakrishnan, Employee

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1. When you import the clip do you get a message that says something about mismatched project settings? Do you switch the project settings to a matched one here?
2. Without the earlier step, after you import the clip to the timeline, do you see a Red line on top of the clip?
3. What other apps are running in the background? Have you tried playing it back when nothing else is running? Say, after a restart?
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David Blackwell

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In reply to your comments:
1) No such message appears. I have matched the settings for the .mov clip and the project.
2) I don't see a red line.
3) I have played it after disabling all non essentiol applications but it doesn't solve the problem.

Adobe have now asked me to try it on a low resolution clip from the camera. I will try this but I feel it just overlooks the problem and if I have to do it this way I will find another companies software to solve the problem.
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Nancy Petrella

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I am experiencing the same problem with pre 10. At the moment I am sorry I bought it. If problem gets resolved my opinion may change.
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David Blackwell

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I finaly gave up on the Adobe help people. The only way I found to solve my problem was to upgrade, I am now running an Intel 3930K Sandy Bridge E processor, 16GBytes Ram, Gigabyte GTX 670 graphics card and 2 solid state drives. This solution is like driving to the shops in a Ferrari instead of a Mini Minor but itn runs as smooth as silk. I think Adobe have underestermated the system requirements for the software.