Monday, December 31, 2018

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.

September 24, 2016. Completed Premiere Elements Info Palette Blog Post Is Now Available.
Please see HERE.


September 26, 2016. Completed Premiere Elements Pop Out Effect Blog Post Is Now Available.
Please see HERE.

September 30, 2016. Will There Be A Premiere Elements 15?
We have seen no Adobe announcements about the fate of a Premiere Elements 15 (for that matter, also Photoshop Elements 15). If the dating history for new version Premiere Elements is to repeat the typical ritual of new version every every year/every September, we would have expected a Premiere Elements 15 by now. We have no insider information on the Adobe product plans, but will be on the watch for developments on this matter.

October 5, 2016. Release of Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15.
Details of the new releases will be in October 2016 blog posts in the ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting series of blog posts (See Premiere Elements 15 First Looks and Premiere Elements 15 Daily Discoveries). Work in progress.

October 23, 2016. Tips For The Day
  • Premiere Elements tryout watermark....old topic but still important...please refer back to older blog post found HERE.
  • See HERE for Mac links to versions of Adobe DNG Converter. See HERE for Windows links to versions of Adobe DNG Converter.
  • Videomerge links can be found HERE and HERE.

December 6, 2016. Adobe DNG Converter 9.7
Blog post published today, but dated November 30, 2016. See HERE for its entry as November 30, 2016.

December 7, 2016. About Web Site Links Used In The Blog Posts.
The web site links (for support or demonstrations) were posted in the blog posts without computer security or other problems. Nonetheless, caution is advised in opening any new web site link here or elsewhere. The web site link removed has been cited several times here to point to movies which offer ideas for our home movies openings and closings. Lately, at that web site, I have been running to not seen before pop ups as well as problems opening that web site. Although these pop ups are unwanted, they do not appear at this time to be compromising the computer security. I have not been able to get rid of these pop ups with pop up blocker software. Caution.
Add On...December 14, 2016....according to name of web site removed Facebook page, repairs to web site are in progress and web site is expected to be operating again soon. In the meanwhile, the web site web site link removed may provide substitutions for the links cited in the specific blog post involving web site name removed references. See notes on this matter placed in the blog posts involved.
Add On...December 19, 2016....the name of web site removed and the links posted here appear to be operating again. Thanks name of web site removed for repairing/restoring your web site.
Add On...February 20, 2017...I am in the Eastern United States and am not sure what is happening with the name of web site removed address. Currently I have been forced to use web site links removed. As before for Internet web sites, my pop up blocker (Adblock Plus) has minimized pop up viewing intrusion.
Add On...February 21, 2017...Regarding the name of web site removed site access...based on the current web site's pop up message, apparently the change to the new web site name removed  address is related to some sort of copyright issues.
Add On...April 02, 2017...All direct links to Asian free movies web sites with interesting video effects have been removed because of related attacks on computer security, excessive pop ups that defy pop up blockers, and content of the pop ups. Extra caution.

December 25, 2016. Thank You.
Many thanks to all who have been following the ATR Adobe Premiere Elements Troubleshooting blog posts. I appreciate your support now and over the years in our search to get the best possible for our family video treasures created with Premiere Elements. Best wishes for good health, good fortune, happiness, and great photo/video opportunities in the New Year.

December 27, 2016 Reminder - Looking For Keyboard Shortcuts?
The May 14, 2015 entry in this Sticky Blog Post pointed to the following information for Premiere Elements 14/14.1, 13/13.1, 12/12.1, and 11 Keyboard Shortcuts.
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
 For Premiere Elements 15 keyboard shortcut information, please refer to blog post found HERE.

January 6, 2017. Anyone Having Problems Opening Photoshop Elements 12 and/or Premiere Elements 12?
If Photoshop Elements 12 and/or Premiere Elements 12 opening problems, please see HERE.

January 6, 2017. Dating Change For This Sticky Blog Post.
In order to keep this blog post at the top of the list of blog posts being added here, the dating of the Sticky Blog Post was changed from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

January 16, 2017. Have You Updated the Photoshop Elements 15 Premiere Elements 15 Camera Raw from 9.7 to 9.8? 
In October 2016 Camera Raw 9.6 shipped with Photoshop Elements 15/Premiere Elements 15 and shortly thereafter could be updated to 9.7. On December 8, 2016, Adobe released Camera Raw 9.8 with additional camera support. Camera Raw updating is done in Elements using its Help Menu/Updates. The details of the additional camera support provided by the Camera Raw 9.8 can be found HERE. Although the document is pointing to Lightroom and Photoshop, the new supported cameras shown in the document should apply to Camera Raw 9.8 in Photoshop Elements 15 Premiere Elements 15 as well as Lightroom and Photoshop. See HERE.
Reminder: The same Camera Raw version in Elements and Lightroom/Photoshop presents with lesser functionalities in Elements than in Lightroom/Photoshop. See HERE.
Note: After Photoshop Elements 15 Premiere Elements 15 Camera Raw was updated from 9.7 to 9.8 using the program's Help Menu/Update, it was found that the 15's Camera Raw 9.8 file worked in Photoshop Elements 14/14.1 Premiere Elements 14/14.1. See Local Drive C\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\Elements 14 or 15\File Format\Camera Raw.8bi. However, that 15's Camera Raw.8bi file could not be made to work in Photoshop Elements 13/13.1 Premiere Elements 13/13.1.

February 10, 2017. Interested In Details Involved in Premiere Elements Use In Process Of Looping DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc?
Please see blog post "PE: Looping DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc. See HERE. As noted in the reference mentioned
The basic Windows Only scheme is

  • Edit the VTS_01_0.IFO  in the VIDEO_TS Folder in IfoEdit or PgcEdit
  • Burn just the VIDEO_TS Folder which includes the edited VTS_01_0.IFO file to a DVD disc with a program such as the free ImgBurn which will place the DVD structure on the DVD disc in the correct disc file system
February 22, 2017. Anyone Having Problems Creating Freeze Frames At Timeline In Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1?
Without further details of the specific problem, suggested general troubleshooting would be
  • With the no hidden folders condition, deletion of the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file followed by restart of the computer...See Local Drive C\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Premiere Elements\9.0. In the 9.0 Folder is the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file to be deleted.
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 9.0 uninstalled via the usual Control Panel route, followed by run through of the free CCleaner product, followed by reinstall of Adobe Premiere Elements 9.0 and then the 9.0.1 Update from the Adobe web site.
June 26, 2017. Reminder About Major Blu-ray ISO Image Creation Failures Facing The Premiere Elements 13/13.1 User
For details on this situation which appears to have targeted Premiere Elements 13/13.1.  Please refer to the following which includes some solution leads using Premiere Elements 13/13.1 in conjunction with 3rd party software.
PE 13: ISO Image File Size Issue
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/01/pe-13-iso-image-file-size-issue.html
also
PE: ISO Images (Burn to, Opening, Virtual Burners/Virtual Discs)
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/03/pe-iso-images-burn-to-opening-virtual.html
also
PE: Important Announcements Sticky Blog Post/Entry Dated March 1, 2016
http://atr935.blogspot.com/
also
PE: What Version Of Premiere Elements To Buy
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/07/pe-what-version-of-premiere-elements-to.html

July 2, 2017. Premiere Elements Source Video That Was Recorded With Variable Frame Rate
Anyone having Premiere Elements problems importing/editing the source video which was recorded with variable frame rate? If yes, then consider the explanations and possible solutions for this issue which are detailed in the following blog posts:
PE: Frequent Premiere Elements Issues/Solutions dated February 8, 2016
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/02/pe-frequent-premiere-elements.html 
also
PE: PE Video To iPad And iPad Video To PE dated April 25, 2016
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/04/pe-pe-video-to-ipad-and-ipad-video-to-pe.html
The details presented in these links point to using 3rd party software (such as HandBrake) to convert the video's variable frame rate to constant frame rate before import into Premiere Elements and then importing the HandBrake constant frame rate version into the Premiere Elements project.

August 29, 2017. Premiere Elements 15 Windows 10 Home 64 bit Language Options During Product Installation From Disc.
In a workup for a recent blog post, it was found that Premiere Elements 15 installation from combination disc (Photoshop Elements 15/Premiere Elements 15) purchased in USA from USA online vendor) included the language choices for Traditional Chinese and Korean besides Simplified Chinese. In contrast, Simplified Chinese but not Traditional Chinese and Korean was found when this install was done from the current download of the product from Adobe. The product install (disc or download) was done from a purchased serial number). See Note in the June 1, 2017 blog post titled "PE 15: Program Installed From Adobe Disc Or Adobe Download" found HERE. No further researching for international versus USA Adobe marketing of the product was gone into at this time. It is our understanding that Adobe sells only the download and that users need to go to outside vendors for the product on disc.

September 14, 2017. Anyone Looking For Information Regarding Narration Recording Stops After 30 Seconds?
Please check out the July 13, 2013 blog post titled "PE: Narration Recording Stops After 30 Seconds" found HEREThe July 13, 2013 blog was done using Premiere Elements 11 Windows, and the results obtained then are the same for later versions of Premiere Elements on Windows all intents and purposes.

October 13, 2017. Corrections Made In "PE 2018: Keyboard Shortcuts" Blog Post Published Here Yesterday October 12, 2017.
Effective today October 13, 2017, the "PE 2018: Keyboard Shortcuts" blog post now has the corrected information in the Tables data. Problem was related to use of Save failures for Premiere Elements keyboard shortcuts Master files which were edited to the Premiere Elements 2018 Expert workspace/Edit Menu/Keyboard Shortcuts display.

October 19, 2017. Anyone Looking For Details Regarding Premiere Elements Keying Effects Or Other Effects?
For details on Premiere Elements Keying effects (settings after effect applied and more) and other applied effects information, please start by reading the Adobe document titled "Effects Reference" and dated October 18, 2017 found HERE. Also see the May 17, 2015 blog post "PE: Non Red Key. What is it?" found HERE.

October 27, 2017. New Camera Raw Version 10 Available For Photoshop Elements 2018/Premiere Elements 2018.
For details, see the October 27, 2017 entry in the Premiere Elements 2018 Daily Discoveries blog post found HERE.

November 28, 2017. ClipMate Used In Conjunction With Premiere Elements 2018 For Copy/Paste Insert Between Premiere Elements 2018 Projects.
ClipMate 7.5 (latest version) used in conjunction with Premiere Elements 2018 (latest version) for copy/paste insert between Premiere Elements 2018 projects appears to work for transitions, audio, and video in the process. Please refer to details just posted in new blog post HERE.

December 12, 2017. Quick Reminder Regarding Installation Language Choices 2018 Versus 15 (Following Excerpt From Premiere Elements 2018 Daily Discovery Blog Post Found HERE.)
December 9, 2017. Language Set During Program Installation...Photoshop Elements 2018 Versus Premiere Elements 2018.
The installation language options were found to be the same for those in try out version as compared to purchased Photoshop Elements 2018/Premiere Elements 2018 combination on DVD installation disc.
Note: Photoshop Elements 2018 installation language options included Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese whereas Premiere Elements 2018 installation language choices included Simplified Chinese but not Korean and Traditional Chinese. Same situation exists for Photoshop Elements 15/Premiere Elements 15.
December 14, 2017. Premiere Elements 2018 Warning Message At Beginning Of Product Installation. 
Premiere Elements 2018 like some earlier versions often begins its product installation from disc or download with the warning message
We've encountered the following issues. Installer has detected that a machine restart may be pending. It is recommended that you quit the installation, restart your machine and try installing again.
The message gives the options of Ignore or Quit. When this message presents I have always clicked on Ignore to continue and obtained the successful completion of the installation and installed program that worked. This situation has happened with Premiere Elements product installation on my Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit and Windows 10 Home 64 bit computers.

December 26, 2017. Premiere Elements 2018 Camera Raw Latest News.
Apparently Photoshop Elements 2017/Premiere Elements 2018 Windows Camera Raw latest version is 10.1. The Adobe document dated December 19, 2017 and titled "Cameras supported by Camera Raw" gives a lot of "must have" information on the topic including
  • Latest Cameras Added In December 2017
  • Supported Camera Models
See HERE. Also see older October 12, 2017 entry in this Important Announcements blog.

December 31, 2017. Thank You.
Many thanks to those who have viewed my Premiere Elements Troubleshooting blog posts in 2017 and earlier. Much appreciated since I believe that it is in sharing the we all learn and grow and give pleasure to others with our video photo creations. May the year 2018 bring you all good health, peace, happiness, and great video photo opportunities. ATR

Monday, January 8, 2018

PE 2018: Ways To Share Template Based Movie

INTRODUCTION

Premiere Elements 2018 offers several features for creating a template based movie, and Adobe gives details for a "how to" for each. The template based movie choices include

Video Story
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/video-story.html 

Instant Movie
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements-editor/using/instant-movies.html 

Video Collage
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/video-collage.html 

Elements Organizer Create/Slideshow
https://helpx.adobe.com/elements-organizer/using/create-slide-shows.html 

Video Story was introduced in Premiere Elements 13/13.1, and it has been included also in Premiere Elements 14/14.1 and 15 as well as 2018. Refer HERE for ATR prior details regarding Video Story feature. 

Instant Movie's origin goes back to at least Premiere Elements 7 and has been included in Premiere Elements versions to the present version 2018. Refer to HERE and HERE for ATR prior details regarding Instant Movie feature.

Video Collage was introduced in Premiere Elements 15, and it has been included also in Premiere Elements 2018. Refer HERE for ATR prior details regarding Video Collage.

Elements Organizer 2018 Create/Slideshow feature, like that in 13 through 15, is template based but differs from that found in 13 through 15. Refer HERE for the Elements Organizer 13 through 15 slideshow feature details. The Elements Organizer slideshow feature for version 12 and earlier is Windows Only, is not template based, and differs markedly from that in versions 13 through 2018. Refer HERE for details of Elements Organizer 12 slideshow feature. 

ISSUE

Premiere Elements 2018 Blu-ray and AVCHD opportunities are gone under Export & Share/Disc, leaving under that Disc category only the lesser resolution choice of DVD (Disc or ISO Image). However, the Timeline can be exported to a file  with a H.264 Blu-ray or H.264 AVCHD format. See HERE.

In view of this situation, the question came up "So, I have created a movie using Video Story, Instant Movie, Video Collage, or Elements Organizer 2018 Slideshow. What are output opportunities that Adobe has left the user for each of these movie creation features? The focus of this blog post will attempt to review the output opportunities for a movie created with Premiere Elements 2018 Video Story, Instant Movie, Video Collage, as well as with Elements Organizer 2018.

OBSERVATIONS 

Video Story 
Output Choices (2)

(1) "Export & Share" tab
(This tab is found at top right of Video Story workspace.  There are Export & Share area options for Video Story as SD or HD file saved to computer hard drive, but none for DVD which is grayed out/inactive in the Export & Share area choices . See details to follow.)

Choice of this tab opens directly to the Export & Share area of the project currently in use. The Export & Share area has opportunities for exporting the Video Story as SD or HD file saved to the computer hard drive. Important....in this route, the Quick Export, Devices, and Online categories of Export & Share area are available, but the Disc, Audio, and Image categories are grayed out/inactive. In the absence of that Disc output in this route, it was not found possible to take the Video Story even to DVD-VIDEO on Disc or create its DVD ISO Image when the Video Story workspace "Export & Share" tab was selected for the Video Story output. When the file export is completed and "Done" tab is hit in the Export & Share area, the user is returned to the Video Story workspace of the current project in use. At this stage, hitting Video Story workspace "Exit" tab triggers a Save dialog for the project save to the Adobe Folder/Premiere Elements/16.0 (aka 2018). A copy of the Video Story created can be saved to the Video Story workspace where it can be opened at a later time and re-edited.

For this Video Story workspace "Export & Share" tab route, the Export & Share available categories and options for export of Video Story as file include:
Quick Edit 1280 x 720
Devices
...Computer
.......4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160
.......HD 1080 1920 x 1080
.......HD 1080 1440 x 1080
.......HD 720 1280 x 720
.......SD 576 720 x 576
.......SD 480 720 x 480
...TV
.......4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160
.......HD 1080 1920 x 1080
.......HD 720 1280 x 720
...Mobile
.......HD 1080 1920 x 1080
.......HD 800 1280 x 800
.......HD 720 1280 x 720
Online (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo)
...HD 1080 1920 x 1080
...HD 720 1280 x 720
...SD 480 640 x 480

or

(2) "Export to Timeline" tab
(This tab is found at the bottom right of the Video Story workspace. With this tab choice, the project has Export & Share area options for Video Story DVD (disc or ISO Image) as well as SD or HD file saved to the computer hard drive. See details to follow.)

Hitting the "Export to Timeline" tab in the Video Story workspace triggers the message that the Video Story will be published as a new project. The Video Story in the new project's Timeline tracks can be further edited and then can be pointed to its Export & Share area which has all the Export & Share categories available (Quick Export, Devices, Disc, Online, Audio, Image), not just Quick Export, Devices, and Online). Save opportunities associated with this "Export to Timeline" tab route include saving of the original project and newly created project to the computer hard drive's Adobe Folder/Premiere Elements/16.0 (aka 2018) as well as saving a copy of the Video Story created to the Video Story workspace for further redoing if necessary. 

Note 1: Media for Video Story workspace can be added from the Timeline of the project in use or can be added using Media Source area in the project's opened Video Story workspace.
Note 2: When the Video Story arrives in the project's Timeline, often Timeline rendering of that content is needed before doing anything else.

Instant Movie
Output Choices (1)
(The completed Instant Movie on the project's Timeline appears to be destined for the project's Export & Share area with its opportunities for export of the Timeline's Instant Movie to SD or HD file saved to the computer as well as the DVD Disc and ISO Image end product. See Export & Share Quick Import, Devices, DVD, Online, Audio, and Image.)

The completed Timeline's Instant Movie before export appears to be saved within the project in which it was created (either as intact or broken apart using the Break Apart Instant Movie command accessed via right click of Instant Movie, followed by Clip/Break Apart Instant Movie). I have not found a save location elsewhere for the created Instant Movie before it is exported.

Note: Media for the Instant Movie need to be added in the opened project's Timeline before the project's Instant Movie feature is opened. 

Video Collage
Output Choices (2)

(1) "Export & Share" tab
(This tab is found at top right of Video Collage workspace. There are Export & Share area export options for Video Collage as SD or HD file which can be saved to the computer hard drive, but none for DVD which is grayed out/inactive in the Export & Share choices . See details to follow.)

As is the case for Video Story, hitting the Video Collage workspace "Export & Share" tab opens the project's Export & Share area where Quick Export, Devices, and Online are available, but not DVD, Audio, and Image.

The Save button at the bottom of the Video Collage workspace allows for saving the Video Collage as a vs file in the Adobe Folder/Premiere Elements/16 (aka 2018). The saved vs file can be opened in Premiere Elements 2018 for re-editing and subsequent export.

Note: At this time, only Premiere Elements 2018 and 15 have the Video Collage feature. While I could open the saved 15 Video Collage vs file in 2018 in Windows 7 Professional or 10 Home 64 bit, I could not open the 2018 Video Collage vs file in 15 installed on the same computer.

(2) "Export to Timeline" tab
(This tab is found at the top right of Video Collage workspace. With this tab choice, the project has Export & Share area options for Video Story DVD (disc or ISO Image) as well as SD or HD file saved to the computer hard drive. See details to follow.)

Hitting the "Export to Timeline" tab in the Video Collage workspace triggers the messages
  • adding Video Collage to Timeline
  • Video Collage has been added to Timeline
Like Video Story and its "Export to Timeline" tab route, the Video Collage will be published as a new project, even though the messages do not specifically say that in the case of Video Collage. Next, hitting "Exit" tab at the bottom of the Video Collage workspace closes that workspace and opens to the project's Timeline workspace which now contains on its tracks the created Video Collage. The Video Collage in the new project's Timeline tracks can be further edited and then can be pointed to the project's Export & Share area which has all the Export & Share categories available (Quick Export, Devices, Disc, Online, Audio, Image), not just Quick Export, Devices, and Online). Before "Export to Timeline" from Video Collage workspace, use of "Save" tab at the bottom of the Video Collage workspace results in the following saves to the Adobe Folder/Premiere Elements/16.0 (aka 2018):
  • vc file (for re-opening to edit)
  • vct file
  • VCAssets Folder (appears to be collection of Video Collage assets as bmp files)
When finished, both the original and new project involved in this "Export to Timeline" route can each be saved to Adobe Folder/Premiere Elements/16.0 (aka 2018). See project workspace's Save options.

Note 1: When the Video Collage arrives in the new project's Timeline, often Timeline rendering that content was needed before doing anything else.
Note 2: Media for the Video Collage is added in the Video Collage workspace (See Media Bin tab or drag and drop into the selected template's spaces).

Elements Organizer 2018
Output Choices (4)
(The choice "Export" at the top right of the Elements Organizer 2018 Slideshow workspace offers 4 output options: Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or Export Video To Local Disk. The Export Video To Local Disk offers output as 720p or 1080p file.)

The Slideshow workspace Export/YouTube was explored and found to give good quality results. The viewing of the upload on YouTube was set for "Unlisted". Yet, it was not understood why "Upload In Progress" remained at YouTube, and "Upload Complete" notification with link for viewing HD slideshow on YouTube came relatively quickly from an email from Adobe Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements Team.

The Slideshow workspace Export Video To Local Disk setup has presets for 720p or 1080p export, and the default save destination for the 720p or 1080p file is C:\Users\Owner\Videos. Some properties details of the 720p and 1080p files exported from Elements Organizer 2018 Slideshow workspace include:

720p
Video
Format = AVC
Codec ID = avc1
Frame Width and Height = 1280 x 720
Display Aspect Ratio = 16:9
File Extension = .mp4
Frame Rate = 29.970 (constant)
Bitrate = variable with Bitrate 5779 Kbps and Maximum Bitrate 9000 Kbps (Overall Bitrate = 6107 Kbps)
Audio
Format =  AAC
Codec ID  = 40
Bitrate = Bitrate 318 Kbps (constant)
Channels = 2 channels
Sampling Rate = 44.1 KHz

1080p
Video
Format = AVC
Codec ID = avc1
File Extension = .mp4
Frame Width and Height = 1920 x 1080
Display Aspect Ratio = 16:9
Frame Rate = 29.970 (constant)
Bitrate = variable with Bitrate 8892 Kbps and Maximum Bitrate 15.0 Mbps (Overall Bitrate = 9220 Kbps)
Audio
Format = AAC
Codec ID = 40
Bitrate = constant with Bitrate 318 Kbps
Channels = 2 channels
Sampling Rate = 44.1 KHz

Save opportunities exist for
  • Save of editable project to Organizer
  • Save of exported video to Elements Organizer
Side Note 1: Correcting green eye in family pet (dog) photos for the Elements Organizer 2018 slideshow was effectively handled by Photoshop Elements Editor 12 through 2018 Red Eye Removal Tool, using a check mark next to Pet Eye and setting Pupil Radius = 65% and Darken = 50%. That Pet Eye option was not found in Photoshop Elements Editor earlier than version 12.

Side Note 2: With regard to supported media for sharing opportunities, a distinction should be made between using an option under Share in the Elements Organizer workspace top right versus using an an option under Export in the Slideshow workspace. For one example, Share/YouTube in the Elements Organizer workspace will accept video such the 720p or 1080p slideshow, but not the Slideshow Project (the editable form) that was saved to the Elements Organizer from the Slideshow workspace.

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Work in Progress (editing and adding to)

ATR


Saturday, December 9, 2017

PE 2018: IfoEdit And Looping DVD-VIDEO

INTRODUCTION

The following is a copy of the INTRODUCTION to the June 24, 2013 blog post titled "PE: Looping DVD-VIDEO on DVD Disc". Full blog post found HERE.

Premiere Elements (any version) does not offer a feature that takes its Timeline content and burns it to DVD disc in DVD-VIDEO format which loops. Some have found that the easy way out is use of the player repeat function to loop the DVD-VIDEO format on DVD disc that the Premiere Elements produces.
However, the VIDEO_TS from Premiere Elements' burn to folder or the VIDEO_TS ripped from the DVD from Premiere Elements' burn to disc can be used in conjunction with 3rd party software to get the looping DVD-VIDEO movie. Two popular 3rd party software for this task are IfoEdit and Pgcedit.

The basic Windows Only scheme is

  • Edit the VTS_01_0.IFO  in the VIDEO_TS Folder in IfoEdit or PgcEdit
  • Burn just the VIDEO_TS Folder which includes the edited VTS_01_0.IFO file to a DVD disc with a program such as the free ImgBurn which will place the DVD structure on the DVD disc in the correct disc file system.
ISSUE

It was decided that it was time now in December 2017 to revisit the June 24, 2013 details given for how Premiere Elements can contribute to the creation of a DVD disc in DVD-VIDEO format which loops during playback. In the revisit for this task, the current contributors to the individual tasks include

Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit
For saved .iso file
The Expert workspace Timeline was taken to the DVD ISO Image (.iso file saved to Documents) using Premiere Elements 2018 Export & Share/Disc/DVD with type = ISO Image (4.7 GB). The burn to Folder option to get the VIDEO_TS Folder was removed from Premiere Elements 14/14.1 and later).

7-Zip 17.01 beta (2017-08-28) for Windows (See HERE)
For getting the VIDEO_TS Folder from the saved .iso file
Right click of saved .iso file, followed by selection of 7-Zip and its Extract Files option generates a folder which contains the needed VIDEO_TS Folder.* 

IfoEdit (v 0.971) (See HERE)
For edit of VIDEO_TS Folder's VTS_01_0.IFO file to achieve looping of DVD-VIDEO content on DVD disc in player
Consult the detailed How To/IfoEdit section found HERE. For this work, the IfoEdit How To details of the 2013 blog post were tested** many times to verify that they work and work consistently. Time did not permit revisiting the PgcEdit content of that 2013 blog post.

ImgBurn (v2.5.8.0) (See HERE)
Edited VIDEO_TS Folder burn to DVD disc in DVD-VIDEO format which will loop at playback of disc

COMMENTARY

The above worked successfully when performed on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit or Windows 10 Home 64 bit, using DVD .iso file from Premiere Elements** 14/14.1, 15, or 2018. Refer to footnote* for additional Premiere Elements version information.

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*The burn to DVD ISO Image option was introduced to Premiere Elements in Premiere Elements 13/13.1. In that version, the burn to DVD Folder as well as DVD ISO Image were available. The saved Folder in that case contained the VIDEO_TS Folder, eliminating the need for a 7-Zip for extraction. The burn to DVD Folder (containing VIDEO_TS Folder) goes back at least to the days of Premiere Elements 4.
**In all 2017 test conditions, the wording "PGC Command Table" was found to be present in the IfoEdit editing; consequently, the alternative use of "Add Post Command" workaround was not needed as in the 2013 tests.

ATR.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

PE 2018: 4K Export And Hardware Acceleration Preference

INTRODUCTION

Adobe released a Help document dated October 4, 2017 and titled "Adobe Premiere Elements Does Not Export To 4K With High Bitrate". This document can be found HERE. In this document, Adobe points to the Issue as
Adobe Premiere Elements does not export a file to 4k with high bitrate (100 mbps), if you change the quality slider to high in Export & Share > Devices > Computer.
and gives an issue solution related to the setting of the project's Hardware Acceleration preference. The document's "Applies to:" information = Premiere Elements.

For important background information on the Hardware Acceleration preference of Premiere Elements 13/13.1 and later, please see

PE 13/13.1: Hardware Acceleration Preference (August 23, 2015)
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/08/pe-13131-hardware-acceleration.html

ISSUE

The principles for the Issue and Solution given by Adobe in this October 4, 2017 "Premiere Elements" document may or may not exist, but surely there exists flaws in the details given for the Issue.
  • In spite of the document's generalized "Applies to: Premiere Elements", it is not clear if the basic issue applies only to Premiere Elements 2018 or to Premiere Elements 13/13.1, 14/14.1, and 15 as well as 2018. See point 3 related to bitrate choice when Quality is set for low, mid, or high.
  • For the "export a file to 4K", the Adobe document's Figure for the Export & Share/Devices/Computer/ shows HD 1080 1920 x 1080 (MP4 - H.264) selected and not the 4K Ultra HD 3840 2160 (MP4 - XAVC-S).
  • The Premiere Elements 2018 4K Ultra HD 3840 2160 Quality choice offers bitrates of low = 40 Mbps, mid = 60 Mbps, and high = 100 Mbps (classically, Mbps = megabits per second). In contrast*, Premiere Elements 14/14.1, and 15 each has 4K Ultra HD 3840 2160 Quality bitrate values of low = 30 Mbps, mid = 100 Mbps, or high = 200 Mbps.
With the Hardware Acceleration preference selected in Premiere Elements 2018, the 4K Ultra HD 3840 2160 export was explored using the Quality bitrate = high 100 Mbps to determine if this preference setting affects the outcome.

RESULTS

With the Hardware Acceleration preference active, no problems were encountered exporting the Premiere Elements 2018 Timeline full 4K video to a 4K file set for video bitrate = 100 Mbps in Export & Share/Devices/Computer/4K Ultra HD 3840 2160 settings. The successful export to 4K file included
  • Export with Duration = 1 minute 21 seconds/File Size = 970 MB with burn time about 28 minutes
  • Export with Duration = 2 minutes 42 seconds/File Size = 1.93 GB with burn time about 54 minutes
  • Export saved to and found in the designated Documents on the Local C drive, and exported file playable with the QuickTime player v 7.7.9.

Details
Premiere Elements 2018 Expert workspace with Edit Menu/Preferences/General with a check mark next to the preference "Use Hardware Acceleration (Intel HD Graphics 2000 and newer)"  

Source video file used in these preliminary tests was a Panasonic GH4 4K video/audio file with the following properties**

Video Codec = avc1 with File Extension = .mp4
Frame Size = 3640 x 2160 pixels
Frame Rate = 29.97 fps with Frame Type = Progressive
File Size = 97.26 MB
Pixel Aspect Ratio = 1.0
Bitrate = 30.0 Mbps
Duration = 27.27 seconds

Audio Format = AAC with Audio Codec ID = 40
Bitrate = 157 Kbps with Maximum Bitrate = 237 Kbps
Sampling Rate = 48.0KHz 

Tests were run with either 3 or 6 of this file on the Premiere Elements 2018 Expert workspace Timeline. Computer was Windows 10 Home 64 bit.

COMMENTARY

My studies did not confirm the Issue reported by Adobe in its document
"Adobe Premiere Elements Does Not Export To 4K With High Bitrate". Consequently, more information from Adobe is needed to understand the conditions that caused Adobe to publish this document.

The overall impression is that this Adobe document used Premiere Elements 2018 for its model. More work needs to be done to determine if this specific Adobe Hardware Acceleration preference issue exists in versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 2018. As an aside, I have seen reports of a Hardware Acceleration preference issue involved in other problems in versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 2018. Refer to Introduction from HERE.


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*In contrast to 2018, 15, and 14/14.1, Premiere Elements 13/13.1 has Publish + Share/Computer/XAVC-S and presets (two of which are MP4 - H.264 3840 x 2160 29.97p 30 Mbps and MP4 - H.264 3840 x 2160 29.97p 200 Mbps). In 13/13.1, this 4K export bitrate can be customized to 100 Mbps or higher in the Advanced/Export Settings dialog of the XAVC-S palette.
**Properties are from MediaInfo program.

Updates on this topic will be reported immediately as they develop and are seen.

ATR

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PE2018: ClipMate

INTRODUCTION

ClipMate in conjunction with PremiereElements has been used to copy/paste insert between Premiere Elements projects. Prior blog posts here on the topic give history and specifics for the Premiere Elements versions. Important to refer to

PE: Copy Paste Opportunities Overview (May 6, 2017)
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2017/05/pe-copy-paste-opportunities-overview.html

PE: ClipMate Copy/Paste Between Projects (May 23, 2013)
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/05/pe-clipmate-copypaste-between-pe.html 

ISSUE

Does ClipMate 7.5 (latest version) work in conjunction with Premiere Elements 2018 (latest version) to do copy/paste inserts between Premiere Elements 2018 projects?

RESULT

Yes, Premiere Elements 2018 was found to work in conjunction with the tryout ClipMate 7.5 for copy/paste inserts between Premiere Elements 2018 Windows projects. The protocol for the current testing was the same as described in the May 23, 2013 blog post cited above. Key elements for the copy/paste insert between projects included successful paste inserts for transitions and audio as well as correct placement of narration in the Voice track and soundtrack in the Music track of the second project. However, important to remember that work was done using Video track 1/Audio track 1 and Voice and Music tracks arranged a described. Use of other track arrangements have not been explored  in depth in these works.

Correct ClipMate workspace selections continue to be important. And, ClipMate's Edit Menu/Capture Special check offs are just PPro/MZ/Cookie and PProAE/Exchange/TrackItem.

Also, getting the Paste Insert option in the second project's Edit Menu/Paste Insert remains sensitive in detail. What was true in 2013 is similar to what exists now. Refer to following excerpt from 2013 post cited above:
(f) Now the critical details of the paste insert in the second project. With this second Premiere Elements project window and the ClipMate window visible at the same time on the computer monitor screen (cascaded windows), make sure that the ClipMate entry for this copy/paste insert is highlighted, and then, in that second Premiere Elements project, Edit Menu/Paste Insert. Give the procedure a few seconds to complete. Most of the time those straight forward steps do not work. What consistently seems to work is

  • make sure correct ClipMate entry is highlighted in the ClipMate interface.
  • click once on a blank area in the second project's Video 1 track
  • then Edit Menu/Paste Insert, giving Edit Menu opening, the Paste Insert availability, and Paste Insert action a few seconds to be active.

COMMENTARY 

It was found that, for all intents and purposes, Premiere Elements 2018 and 15 work the same in the Premiere Elements/ClipMate copy/paste insert feature.

Also of interest, I may revisit this topic to explore what happens to blocks of paste insert content in the second project when tracks other than 1 are copied in first project - quick exploration is that Edit Menu's copy/paste insert option works for the physical copy paste but that the paste inserted content may not place where intended automatically.

Also, remember that ClipMate is a Windows only program.

Work in progress.

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ATR

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PE 2018: File Exports Set For H.264 Blu-ray, MPEG2 Blu-ray, Or H.264 AVCHD Formats

INTRODUCTION

Blu-ray and AVCHD burn to disc or ISO Image exists in Premiere Elements 15 (previous version), but has been removed in Premiere Elements 2018 (latest version just released). However, 2018 does appear to have some Blu-ray and AVCHD opportunities for file exports with the H.264 Blu-ray, MPEG2 Blu-ray, or H.264 AVCHD formats (See Export & Share/Devices/Custom/Advanced Settings.) The Multiplexer setting for the export dialog's selected format will determine whether or not the Timeline content exports a single file or multiple files. Generalizing, Multiplexing set for "Other Than None" = Timeline content export as single file; Multiplexer set for "None" = Timeline content as multiple files export.

ISSUE

Going from 15 to 2018, changes in available export settings were seen for Multiplexer for H.264 Blu-ray, H.264 AVCHD, and MPEG2 Blu-ray formats. Noted is the removal from 2018 of the TS Multiplexer option for these formats. No attempt was made here to go deeper into important related topics of using these exported file(s) for playback, for authoring to Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc, for making quality and other comparison of Multiplexed (single file) and non Multiplexed (separated files) exports.

OBSERVATIONS

General

H.264 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 2018
Multiplexer choice only for None
H.264 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 15
Multiplexer choice for TS or None
H.264 AVCHD Format Premiere Elements 2018
Multiplex choice only for None
H.264 AVCHD Format Premiere Elements 15
Multiplexer choice of TS or None
MPEG2 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 2018
Multiplexing choice only for None

MPEG2 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 15
Multiplexing choice of TS or None

File(s) Export Related to Multiplexer Setting

Timeline video used in the tests below was 1920 x 1080/29.97 fps interlaced .mov file with PCM audio and bitrate about 47 Mbps (properties obtained from file's MediaInfo readout). The export dialog's Video tab settings were set for 1920 x 1080/29.97 fps interlaced (upper field first); Audio tab and Multiplexer tab settings were as indicated in tests below.

Premiere Elements 2018 Series
Test 1a
H.264 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 2018/Multiplexer = None/Audio Choice Only PCM
When Timeline exported, 4 files were obtained
.m4v (video)
.m4v.xmp (informational)
.m4v.xmpses (informational)
.wav (audio)

Test 2a
H.264 AVCHD Format Premiere Elements 2018/Multiplexer = None/Audio Choice Only PCM
When Timeline exported, 4 files were obtained
.m4v (video)
.m4v.xmp (informational)
.m4v.xmpses (informational)
.wav (audio)

Test 3a
MPEG2 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 2018 Multiplexer = None/Audio Choice Only PCM
When Timeline exported, 4 files were obtained
.m2v (video)
.m2v.xmp (informational)
.m2v.xmpses (informational)
.wav (audio)

Premiere Elements 15 Series

Test 1b
H.264 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 2018/Multiplexer = None Instead of Alternative TS/Audio Choice PCM Instead Of The Alternative Dolby Digital Choice In That Export Dialog 
When Timeline exported, export dialog Audio set for PCM instead of the alternative Dolby Digital choice in that export dialog, 3 files were obtained
.m4v (video)
.m4v.xmpses (informational)
.wav (audio)
Note: No .m4v.xmp file was obtained as obtained in 2018 comparable results. When Test 1b was repeated but with Audio choice of Dolby Digital instead of PCM, then the audio file obtained was an .ac3 file instead of .wav.

Test 2b
H.264 AVCHD Format Premiere Elements 2018/Multiplexer = None Instead Of Alternative TS/Audio Choice PCM Instead Of The Alternative Dolby Digital Choice In That Export Dialog
When Timeline exported with the export dialog Audio set for PCM instead of the Alternative Dolby Digital choice in that export dialog, 3 files were obtained
.m4v (video)
.m4v.xmpses (informational)
.wav (audio)
Note: No .m4p.xmp file was obtained as obtained in 2018 comparable results. When Test 2b was repeated but with Audio choice of Dolby Digital instead of PCM, then the exported audio file obtained was an .ac3 file instead of .wav.

Test 3b
MPEG2 Blu-ray Format Premiere Elements 2018 Multiplexer = None Instead Of Alternative TS/PCM Only Audio Choice
When Timeline exported, x files obtained
.m2v (video)
.m2v.xmpses (informational)
.wav  (audio)

Note: When Test 1b, 2b, 3b were repeated with Multiplexer = TS, the Timeline content for each exported as one file with a .m2t file extension.

COMMENTARY

In going from 15 to 2018, exporting with H.264 Blu-ray, H.264 AVCHD, or MPEG2 Blu-ray formats  in the path Export & Share/Devices/Custom/Advanced Settings
  • loss of the export setting for Multiplexer's TS option which would offer export of Timeline as the single file (.m2t file extension)
  • Timeline content exported as 4 files instead of 3 when Multiplexer = None
  • addition of a .xmp file to the list of files generated when Timeline content is exported as multiple files in the Multiplexer = None condition....See HERE for a description of .xmp file extension and HERE for a description of the .xmpses file extension.
The above details were not seen in October 4, 2017 Adobe document "Common settings for sharing" found HERE.



Work in progress

ATR

Thursday, October 12, 2017

PE 2018: Keyboard Shortcuts

INTRODUCTION

The Premiere Elements 2018 Windows keyboard shortcuts found in the Expert workspace's Edit Menu/Keyboard Shortcuts/Application and Windows categories are listed in this blog post. For earlier blog posts written on the topic for other versions, please see

PE 13: Keyboard Shortcuts
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/10/pe-13-keyboard-shortcuts.html
PE 14: Keyboard Shortcuts
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2015/10/pe-14-keyboard-shortcuts.html 
PE 15: Keyboard Shortcuts
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/10/pe-15-keyboard-shortcuts.html

ADOBE PREMIERE ELEMENTS FACTORY DEFAULTS FOR VERSION 2018

Application

  

                                                                         more Clip


                                                                         more Text




more Help


Windows







                                                                         more Monitor





 COMMENTARY

There exists just a few changes in the Keyboard shortcut function/command opportunities going from Premiere Elements 13, 14, 15, and 2018. The above was prepared from what was seen in my Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit (Expert workspace/Edit Menu/Keyboard Customization/Application and Windows categories). All is being triple checked for accuracy in what is presented here. If any errors found in the above, it will be reported here immediately.


IMPORTANT

The original Tables published in this blog post have been replaced today October 13, 2017 with corrections that escaped notice when this blog post was originally published here. Apologizes for corrections due to Save failures during correction of Master files to 2018 information. I will continue to monitor for any further oversights.


ATR