Saturday, December 31, 2016

PE: Important Annoucements Sticky Blog Post

This blog post is being created so that it remains at the top of the list of other blog posts which are continuously generated and moving down the list.

The best way to use this sticky blog post to enhance the overall ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting Blog is still being considered.  At the present, the sticky thread, like the non sticky ones, is not set up to accept comments.

Thank you for exploring my observations on Premiere Elements.

ATR

Announcements

March 1, 2016. How to obtain usable .iso image file from Premiere Elements 13/13.1 when iso file produced has file size greater than 1 GB? 
See the following on Premiere Elements and ISO Images
just published today. Content includes possible way to obtain a usable iso file (file size greater than 1 GB) from Premiere Elements 13/13.1 whose built in burn to ISO Image is flawed if the iso file size produced has a file size greater than 1 GB.

March 10, 2016. Tips for the Day.
  • Timeline "AVCHD" video/audio file with audio issue. Troubleshooting step if problems with AVCHD mts Dolby Digital 5.1 channel file - - determine if audio is 5.1 channel or stereo. And, if 5.1 channel audio in the file, then look to use of project preset described for use for file with 5.1 channel audio. If necessary for the troubleshooting to create own Premiere Elements 5.1 project preset, see HERE and HERE and HERE.
  • Hardware Acceleration. If looking the Hardware Acceleration preference for burn to troubleshooting, remember the preference does not exist in Premiere Elements 13/13.1 and 14/14.1 Mac or Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 32 bit. See HERE. Look into "Royalty Activation" for a possible solution for the MPEG2 export and DVD burn issues. See HERE and HERE.
  • Time Lapse. If looking for information on Time Lapse video and Premiere Elements please  See HERE and HERE
March 21, 2016. Camera Raw 9.5 Update and DNG 9.5 Converter Releases for Photoshop Elements 14/14.1 and Premiere Elements 14/14.1. 
Camera Raw 9.5 download/install for Photoshop Elements 14/14.1 and Premiere Elements 14/14.1 is done using an opened project's Help Menu/Updates. Details of the newly supported cameras for this Camera Raw 9.5 Update can be found HERE although the Elements products are not mentioned specifically in the document.  DNG 9.5 Converter download and install is done using

for Windows (7, 8/8.1, and 10)
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6029
for Mac (OS X 10.7 - 10.11) 
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6028 

The alternative direct Camera Raw 9.5 download/install route mentioned HERE appears to be applicable to certain Creative Cloud applications but not to the Elements programs.

March 27, 2016. Reminder. The Premiere Elements 10 NVIDIA GeForce Issue.
The Premiere Elements 10 NVIDIA GeForce issue still exists which forces the user to roll back the current NVIDIA GeForce driver version to about May 2013. See HERE and HERE
In many instances the older NVIDIA GeForce drivers are no longer available online. If the problem is that it worked before but not now, the possibility exists that the user might have been working from the older (working) driver which automatically got updated. In that case, the hope is that the older driver is still on the computer and can be reverted back to for use after it is searched for and found on the computer.

April 13, 2016. Reminder. Camera Raw 6.7
References for which Camera Raw version for a particular Elements version, please see HERE
for "Adobe Camera Raw Help/Camera Raw-compatible Adobe applications". Those interested in Camera Raw 6.7 for Elements 10, consider updating from project's Help Menu/Updates or from download found HERE.


April 15, 2016. Apple QuickTime Security Alert and The Significance of That on Adobe and its Premiere Elements Installed On Windows and Mac.
Yahoo.com currently is featuring article stating that US advises deleting QuickTime from Windows computers due to hacking threat. QuickTime is a requirement for Premiere Elements Windows and Mac. According to the article, Mac computer is not involved in this matter. More information on this as it develops.

April 25, 2016. Information on Premiere Elements Frame Blend/Frame Blending, Time Lapse, or Split Screen Found In ATR Series of Premiere Elements Blog Posts
For Frame Blend/Frame Blending
Premiere Elements 14/14.1...right click video file, select Clip/Frame Blend. Or, select video clip, go to Clip Menu/Frame Blend. Also, see Frame Blend option "Frame Blending" found Tools Tab or Menu/Time Remapping. See HERE for details of Frame Blend/Frame Blending in Premiere Elements versions other than 14/14.1.
Time Lapse
See HERE and HERE.
Split Screen
See HERE.

April 28, 2016. Problems with Premiere Elements 11 and the SmartSounds/Sonicfire Pro feature?
Please explore the following for solutions

"Problem with SmartSound in Premiere Elements 11"
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1617991 

"PE11: SmartSound Error Windows 8.1 64 bit"
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/10/pe-11-smartsound-error-windows-81-64-bit.html


May 4, 2016. Need Information About Camera Raw 8.5 for Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements?
References for which Camera Raw version for a particular Elements version, please see HERE
for "Adobe Camera Raw Help/Camera Raw-compatible Adobe applications". To update Camera Raw 8.5 in Premiere Elements 12/12.1, see 12/12.1 project's Help Menu/Updates. Also see HERE for overview of the camera support that Camera Raw 8.5 brings to Premiere Elements 12/12.1 as well as for a link to (if needed) DNG Converter 8.5.

May 4, 2016. Having Issues Dealing With Premiere Elements Shake Stabilizer?
Adjust Palette/Shake Stabilizer was introduced in Premiere Elements 13/13.1, and it exists in 14/14.1 known as Shake Reduction under the Adjust Palette. If problems with Premiere Elements Shake Stabilizer/Shake Reduction in Adjust Palette, please see the following
"Adobe Premiere Elements Help/Stabilize Video footage with Shake Stabilizer"
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/shake-stabilizer.html 
and
PE 13/13.1: 2.7 Video Stabilization with Shake Stabilizer
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/02/pe-13-27-k-video-stabilization-with.html 


May 6, 2016. Having Issue With Updating Photoshop Elements 13 to 13.1?
Please see information in the February 18, 2016 blog post "PSE 13.1: Photoshop Elements 13.1 Update Issue" found HERE.


May 9, 2016. Want to Learn More About Premiere Elements Green Screen and Green Screen Like Effects?
Please see
PE11: Difference Matte As Substitute for Green or Blue Screen Key
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/05/pe11-difference-matte-as-substitute-for.html
PE: Non Red Key. What is it?  
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/05/pe-non-red-key-what-is-it.html 
PE: Alpha Adjust, What Is It?
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/05/pe-alpha-adjust-what-is-it.html 
Premiere Elements Help/Transparency and superimposing
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/superimposing-transparency.html 

In Premiere Elements 11 through 13/13.1, find keying effects in Expert workspace fx Effects/Keying/ and in, Premiere Elements 14/14.1, find keying effects in Expert workspace fx Effects/Video/Keying/

May 14, 2016. Reminder On Where To Find Blog Posts Here Related to Premiere Elements Keyboard Shortcuts.
Please see
Premiere Elements 14/14.1
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/10/pe-14-keyboard-shortcuts.html 
Premiere Elements 13/13.1
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/10/pe-13-keyboard-shortcuts.html
Premiere Elements 12/12.1 (Item 0016).
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/09/pe12-daily-discoveries.html 
Premiere Elements 11
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/09/pe11-keyboard-shortcuts.html 

May 16, 2016. Reminder If Premiere Elements 14/14.1 and 5.1 Channel Audio Information Is Needed. 
Adobe document "Adobe Premiere Elements Help/5.1 Audio Import" can be found HERE. Please see the following and its supportive links included in this link...our own comprehensive look at Premiere Elements and 5.1 Channel Audio in general and in particular.
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/11/pe-14-51-channel-audio-export.html 


May 16, 2016. Having Problems Updating Premiere Elements 14 to 14.1?
Typically this type of troubleshooting should start with determining if the problem exists with and without the antivirus and firewall(s) disabled. If that does not reveal the cause of the problem, please review the following solutions for the updating issues for Premiere Elements 13/13.1 to determine if any will work for you in 14.
ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting: PE13/13.1: 13.1 Update Failures/Solutions

June 25, 2016. Asking About Removing an Adobe Premiere Elements project's watermark?
Please see the following blog details in this ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting series.
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/07/pe-adobe-watermark-removal-from-tryout.html

July 21, 2016. Interested in a Premiere Elements Typewriter Effect?
Reminder.....there is a suggested How To for a Premiere Elements Typewriter Effect, and it can found HERE in the ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting blog series .

July 28, 2016. Anyone having Premiere Elements problem "Narration Recording Stops After 30 Seconds"?
The problem of Premiere Elements Narration Recording stopping at 30 seconds was explained and answered in the ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting blog titled "PE: Narration Stops After 30 Seconds found HERE.

August 20, 2016. Anyone need information of Premiere Elements Max Still Image Size?
If so, please review information in the blog post "PE: Max Still Image Size" found HERE.

August 23, 2016. Anyone having video transition alignment issues (Left Clip, Between Clips, Right Clip)?
If so, please review information in blog post "PE: Video Transition - Part 2 How They Work" found HERE. Looking at the trimmed vs untrimmed edges of the clips involved is a good start at troubleshooting this type of issue.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

PE: What Version Of Premiere Elements To Buy

INTRODUCTION

If history repeats itself, Adobe Premiere Elements 15 as the latest version of Premiere Elements is expected to be released sometime between the end of September 2016 and the beginning of October 2016. Classically, the new features for a latest version are not made public by Adobe until the moment of release of the new version. We are not affiliated with Adobe in any way and have no insider information about the new features in the lastest version release.

ISSUE

With the release of a new version of Premiere Elements, the user who already has some version of Premiere Elements is faced with the "want" versus "need". Some may be drawn to new features of the new release. Some may opt to stay with the Premiere Elements version which is already in use. "Bargain Pricing" may be a lure for some users (old or new) to purchase the currently latest version (14/14.1) that costs less just prior to release of the new. If there are thoughts of the Premiere Elements user giving or selling his or her version to another, see HERE.

As the release time of a new version of Premiere Elements approaches, "Sale Pricing" for Premiere Elements 14/14.1 is expected from Adobe and online vendors. Also, Premiere Elements earlier than 14/14.1 with lower pricing might be found at some online sites. This blog post will focus on the dilemma of a "Great Bargain" versus a video editor with the features needed to get the job done for the user. It is hoped that the information provided will be the starting point for the user's homework on the matter.

OBSERVATIONS*

Suggested Reading Material

Premiere Elements 14 First Look
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/09/premiere-elements-14-first-look-details.html
Premiere Elements 14 Daily Discoveries
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/09/premiere-elements-14-daily-discoveries_21.html

Premiere Elements 13 First Look
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/09/premiere-elements-13-first-look-details.html 
Premiere Elements 13 Daily Discoveries
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/09/premiere-elements-13-daily-discoveries.html

Premiere Elements 12 First Look
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/09/premiere-elements-12-first-look-details.html 
Premiere Elements 12 Daily Discoveries
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/09/pe12-daily-discoveries.html

Sampling of Version Alerts

Premiere Elements  13/13.1 and 14/14.1.
There is no DV or HDV capture firewire into a Premiere Elements Capture Window.
Last version to have this feature is Premiere Elements 12/12.1
Workarounds have been described. See applicable reference above.

Premiere Elements 13/13.1
One issue is the lack of player recognition for AVCHD on DVD disc or Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc when the disc is created in ImgBurn using a Premiere Elements 13 ISO Image with a file size greater than about 1 GB.
No workaround, other than to keep the iso created to file size 1 GB or less. See appropriate references. This issue appeared to be resolved in Premiere Elements 14/14.1.

No Disc error.
Adobe solution is to delete the Old Film.AEX file. See applicable reference above.

Premiere Elements 11
Version 11 is the last to have the SmartSound soundtracks feature which allowed the user to alter the duration of the feature's soundtracks without changing the arrangement of the music.
See http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/10/pe-11-smartsound-error-windows-81-64-bit.html
Adobe Music Scores (same concept as SmartSound, but not SmartSound) are used in the versions later than version 11. The fate of the user established SmartSound library should be thought through if user is going to Premiere Elements 12/12.1, 13/13.1 from Premiere Elements 11 or earlier.

Premiere Elements 10
(Windows)...Display and other problems exist with Premiere Elements 10 that is installed on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 64 bit using a NVIDIA GeForce video/graphics card later than about May 2013.

Workaround has been to roll back card driver version to May 2013. Or, use alternative Premiere Elements 10 non NVIDIA GeForce card setup. See appropriate reference including
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/02/pe10-nvidia-video-card-roll-back.html

Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1
Replacement background for disc menus disappears when the end product disc is played back.
Workaround is to add audio to the main and/or scene menu level at the disc menu customization level. See appropriate reference including
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/02/pe9-disc-menu-lost-replacement.html 

Very frequent appearance of display card error.
Workarounds included update of the video card/graphics card driver version. And, the driver version is up to date, deletion of the BadDrivers.txt file. See appropriate reference including
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/02/pe-bad-driverstxt-file-locations.html 

Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1
Version at release was essentially unstable.
Adobe release of the 8.1 Updates essentially stabilized the version.

With versions 8.0/8.0.1 and earlier, there can be problem with MPEG2 Activation on new installs of the version.
Solution has involved deactivation, uninstall, ccleaner run through (regular and registry parts), reinstall with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled. Also factor in the Royalty Activation factor.
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/11/pe-14-premiere-elements-14-mac-only.html

Premiere Elements 7
Video clip with 5.1 channel audio would appear on an upper video track unless the project preset was one that included description for use with a clip with 5.1 channel audio.
Solution is, for video with 5.1 channel audio, use a project preset which includes for use with a video containing 5.1 channel audio.

COMMENTARY

This blog post does not claim to give a complete version profile which might be used in making a choice of Premiere Elements version opportunities and liabilities. More information can be added to this blog post in the coming weeks.

Work in progress.

ATR
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 *Studies using Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit.

PE: More About Applied Effects/Project Keying Options

INTRODUCTION

The topic of Premiere Elements transparency and superimposing can be found in Adobe documents such as Adobe Premiere Elements Help/Transparency and superimposing and Adobe Premiere Elements Help/Effects Reference which include insights into transparency terms such as alpha channel, Opacity, Mask, Matte, and Keying. And, the ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting blog series has looked at various techniques for creating transparency in the Premiere Elements Timeline content. For example, see
PE: Videomerge Produced Transparency Lost in 4K (3840 x 2160) Sized Export
PE: Non Red Key. What is it?
PE: Alpha Adjust. What is it?
PE 11: Image Transparency and Videomerge Pop Up
PE 11: Difference Matte As Substitute for Green or Blue Screen Key 

ISSUE

This blog post will share some "What is this?" information targeting a few of the keying effects found under Expert workspace Applied Effects/Keying in Premiere Elements 11 through 14/14.1 and Edit Menu/Effects/Video Effects/Keying in Premiere Elements 10 and earlier. The keying effects focused on here are
  • Image Matte Key Effect
  • Luma Key Effect
  • Remove Matte Key Effect
  • Remove Difference Effect
  • RGB Difference Key Effect (Windows Only)
The examples will be generated using Premiere Elements 14/14.1 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit.

RESULTS

Image Matte Key Effect

Luma Key Effect

Remove Matte Key Effect

RGB Difference Key Effect (Windows Only)



WORK IN PROGRESS - Incomplete Blog Post As Of July 31, 2016.
The RESULTS section details, explanations, and graphics are being worked on and are expected to be posted in this blog post soon. Apologize for the posting delay, and thanks for your patience.

ATR



Thursday, June 30, 2016

PE: Closing Rolling Credits Ideas

INTRODUCTION

One Adobe document on creating titles in Premiere Elements can be found HERE. Of special interest (not addressed in that document) is taking the closing rolling credits beyond the typical closing rolling credits' text (fonts). This special interest developed as a results of our viewing and getting caught up in the closing and opening titling for Chinese, South Korean, and Hindi movies.* In the film industry, often these closing rolling credits inserts are designed for display of what happens to the film's characters after their story has been depicted in the film. Also filming "outtakes" are often in the inserts.

ISSUE

Although most of us are not creating movies for the film industry, our Premiere Elements home movies can still borrow some of the movie industry's ideas to enhance our home movies closing rolling credits.

SOLUTION

Rolling Credits With Photo(s) or Video(s) Insert

Example

Essentially the Premiere Elements 14/14.1** Expert workspace for this example is as shown in Figure 1.


Figure 1.
The Windows Media video 1920 x 1080 from the Figure 1 workflow can be viewed and added Music Score heard in sample video 1 playback.

video

Insert might be
photo scaled to 40%
video scaled to 40%
or
freeze frame from Timeline content to 40% which represents the freeze frame content as is or taken to cartoon look.
More than one insert can be Video Track can be used depending on the duration of the rolling credits.
Insert images can be 4:3 or 16:9.
Insert is set to appear on screen immediately for the first appearance of the closing roll credits.
A Dip To Black video transaction (1 second duration) was was placed at Left Clip for the photo of the photo insert.

Rolling Credits Options might be from route
Text Menu/New Text/Default Text and Roll and selection of Roll/Crawl Options (Text Menu/Roll/Crawl Options). The selection of Roll Options is as shown in Figure 2.

The how fast or slow the closing rolling credits moved was adjusted by
  • Time Stretch or just dragging out its right edge with the and 
  • Ease-In setting.
See HERE for background information on the Preroll, Ease-In, Ease-Out, and Postroll.


With the photo insert, the Music Score/Wedding/Wedding March-Recessional was used for background music to accompany the rolling of the closing rolling credits. In the case a the "video with audio in its file" insert, it is probably best to omit any music in the Music Track and just go with the audio of the video clip.

COMMENTARY

Photo(s) or video(s) insert in the closing rolling credits should be considered as an alternate for "Bonus Items" concept  (extras, at the end of the movie content) since it does not suffer from the problem of the "Bonus Items" stop maker workflow for the AVCHD and Blu-ray disk end products.

Photo(s) or video(2) insert in the closing rolling credits seemed to be a delightful way of extending the story line of the user's movie story without being intrusive. But, it may not be for all. "Not suitable" for project might involve for example
  • Distraction from the data in the closing rolling credits
  • Compromising of computer resources
  • Duration of closing rolling credits when more than one insert is to be used
Variations in design are essentially unlimited for the photo(s) or video(s) insert for the closing rolling credits. This blog post offers the idea and basics for thinking about and determining if this idea widens your view of the creation of the closing rolling credits.

Work in progress. Depending on the interest, above may be updated to include detailed How To in a further blog post. Also,very beautiful openings have been seen and are being looked into to determine if and how to create them in Premiere Elements.

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*See closing rolling credits used (films listed only because of design of closing rolling credits and are not intended to imply approval or disapproval of movie)

Sophie's Revenge (China - South Korea 2009)
http://kissasian.com/Drama/Sophie-s-Revenge/CD-2?id=25327

Love 911 (South Korea 2012)
http://kissasian.com/Drama/Love-911/Movie?id=15003
(After the main movie, several scenes appear. Look to the very end closing rolling credits for the use of line drawings included in the closing rolling credits)


Driving Miss Wealthy (Hong Kong 2004)
http://kissasian.com/Drama/Driving-Miss-Wealthy/Movie?id=11449 

**On Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit



Saturday, June 25, 2016

PE: Sqpreset File Extension

INTRODUCTION

Project preset files used by Adobe for Premiere Elements trace back to and are installed on the computer hard drive (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 64 bit). These files have the file extension of .sqpreset (for versions 8.0/8.0.1 through 14/14.1) and .prpreset (versions 7 and 4). The .sqpreset file can be used as is or edited with Notepad to create customized project presets. Refer to prior related blog posts here

PE11: Exporting a 1080p50 or 1080p60 file with 5.1 Channel Audio
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/04/pe11-exporting-1080p50-or-1080p60-file.html 

PE11: Exporting a 1080p25 or 1080p30 file with 5.1 Channel Audio
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/07/pe11-exporting-1080p25-or-1080p30-file.html

PE12: Exporting a 720p50 or 720p60 file with 5.1 Channel Audio
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/10/pe12-exporting-720p50-or-720p60-file.html 

PE12: Project Preset with 21:9 Display Aspect Ratio
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/08/pe12-project-preset-with-219-display.html

PE12/12.1: 480 x 480p30 Project Preset
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/12/pe-12121-480-x-480p30-project-preset.html 

Also refer to my replies on this matter in the following Adobe Forum thread
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/480309


ISSUE

Where are these .sqpreset and .prpreset files installed on the computer hard drive during installation of the the various Premiere Elements versions on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64 bit?

SOLUTION

For Premiere Elements 10 through 14/14.1 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64 bit, the project preset files have the file extension of .sqpreset and are found in the path of
Local Disk C\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements (version number)\Settings/SequencePresets\

For Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 and 9.0/9.01 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64 bit, the project preset files have the file extension of .sqpreset and are found in the path of
Local Disk C\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements (version number)\Settings\SequencePresets)\

For Premiere Elements 7 and 4 on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64 bit, the project preset files have the file extension of .prpreset and are found in the path of
Local Disk C\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements (version number)\Settings\en_US (or folder in the Settings Folder corresponding to program language choice)\


ATR

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

PE: Deactivation and Uninstall

INTRODUCTION

Adobe documents exist for Premiere Elements Install and Uninstall. See HERE and HERE. Adobe does not allow the same Premiere Elements purchased serial number for a particular version to be used on more than two of the user's computers. Need to use that particular version on a third computer using the same purchased serial number is not possible without first "Deactivating" the program from one of the other two computer installs. Depending on the reason for a program  uninstall,  it is not necessary to uninstall the "Deactivated" program on computer 1 or 2 in order to install the same purchased serial number on computer 3. See HERE.

ISSUE

The route for "Deactivating" an installed Premiere Elements program has varied from versions 4 through 14/14.1. This blog post will be a reminder for the how to for the Premiere Elements 4 through 14/14.1 "Deactivation" process.

SOLUTION

Premiere Elements is"Deactivated" in its opened activated project's Help Menu.
  • For 8.0/8.0.1 through 11, it is Help Menu/Deactivate. 
  • For versions, 12/12.1 through 14/14.1, it is Help Menu/Sign Out.
There is no Deactivate nor Sign Out option under the Help Menu or found anywhere else for Premiere Elements 4 and 7. With regard to Premiere Elements 4 or 7, the same purchased serial number could be installed from original installation disc on 3 different computers at the same time -
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit, Windows 10 Home 64 bit, and Windows 10 Professional 64 bit.

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ATR

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PE 14/14.1: Quick Workspace Invocation Points

INTRODUCTION

There are often several alternative ways to get to a choice in a given workflow. The March 12, 2016 blog post "PE 14/14.1: Add Media Alternative Routes" focused on and detailed alternative routes specific to Add Media in the Expert and Quick workspaces.

ISSUE

Adobe document on "What's new in Premiere Elements 14?" includes in its "new" list Quick workspace "Invocation Points" which appear to be alternative routes to some features other than just Add Media. What are these "Invocation Points"? In that document, Adobe wrote
Workflow initiation from Quick view timeline: The Quick view timeline includes new invocation points to get you started with your video creation process. Click any one of the invocation points like Drop Title, Record Narration, and Drop Audio Clip, to launch the desired workflows.
Also see HERE for more on Workflow Initiation.

SOLUTION

The Premiere Elements 14/14.1 "What's new in Premiere Elements 14" list includes Quick workspace Invocation Points for the Filmstrip. The 14/14.1 new Invocation Points are "Drop Title", "Record Narration", and "Drop Audio Clips" which supplement Invocation Point "Drop Files Here" that exists in Premiere Elements 11 through 14/14.1 Quick workspace.*

"Drop Title"  NEW
One left click on Filmstrip's "Drop Title" opens the Titles & Text Tab at the bottom of the Quick workspace to give access to the Motion Titles and Classic Titles choices. This Invocation Point is only in 14/14.1. See Figure 1. Adobe's Titles workflow information can be found HERE.

Figure 1. Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Quick Workspace Invocation Point "Drag Title" In Filmstrip.

"Drop Files Here"
One left click on Filmstrip's "Drop Files Here" opens the Add Media Panel to reveal its choices of
Elements Organizer
Files and Folders
Photos from cameras or devices
Videos from cameras & devices
Webcam or WDM
DVD camera or computer drive
This Quick workspace Invocation Point exits in Premiere Elements 11, 12/12.1, 13/13.1 as well as 14/14.1.See Figure 2. Adobe's Add Media workflow information can be found HERE.

Figure 2. Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Quick Workspace Invocation Point "Drag Files Here" In Filmstrip.


"Record Narration"  NEW
One left click on Filmstrip's "Record Narration" opens the Voice Narration Record/Play/ dialog. This Quick workspace Invocation Point is only in 14/14.1. See Figure 3. Adobe's Narration workflow information can be found HERE.

Figure 3. Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Quick Workspace Invocation Point "Record Narration" in Filmstrip.

"Drop Audio Clips"  NEW
One left click on Filmstrip's "Drop Audio Clips" opens the Music Tab at the bottom of the Quick workspace to give access to the Music Scores and Sound Effects choices. See Figure 4. Adobe's 14/14.1 Help PDF information on Adding Soundtracks workflow includes incorrect information. See the 14/14.1 Help PDF Chapter 9: Mixing Adding/Using Soundtracks. There is no SmartSound feature in 14/14.1; consequently, no "Use SmartSound" option** under the Music Tab. Also, this Invocation Point does not initiate a workflow applicable to user's own music stored on the computer hard drive.

Figure 4. Premiere Elements 14/14.1 Quick Workspace Invocation Point "Drop Audio Clips" In Filmstrip.

COMMENTARY

Typically my preference is for use of the Premiere Elements Expert rather than the Quick workspace since
  • In Expert workspace, the user can see better what is going on and consequently have more control of the workflow features
  • The features found in the Expert workspace are not all available in the Quick workspace
  • What is seen in the Expert workspace track content (above Video 1) is not always seen in the Quick workspace
Nonetheless, these 14/14.1 Quick workspace Invocation Points seem targeted to the first time Premiere Elements user who has not yet gotten into vital program exploration and experimentation of the project's menus, assets, and workflows. These Invocation Points could very well be classed as a subset of the Quick Guided workspace and its tutorials.

Please consider what Premiere Elements project choices do and do not enhance your Premiere Elements workflow as you create your special video presentation.

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*Work done with Premiere Elements on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit as well as Window 10 Home 64 bit.
**SmartSound does not exist in Premiere Elements later than version 11.