Thursday, January 8, 2015

PE 13: Titler and Auto Color Adjusted Video/Still Glitch


The Premiere Elements 13 Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette/ includes a Color Panel which includes tabs for Hue, Lightness, Saturation, and Vibrance, click-able thumbnails for color adjusts, a button for Auto Color, and a More button to open an area displaying sliders for further color adjusts. Premiere Elements 11 and 12 have what appears to be the same Color Panel under its Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette. See Figure 1.

Figure 1. Premiere Elements 13 Color Panel Expanded Under Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette.

Like Premiere Elements 11 and 12, Premiere Elements 13 text titles are created in the Titler workspace. When the Titler is opened in 11, 12, or 13 to create a text title above the still or video, the video can be seen during this title creation process. See Figure 2.

Figure 2. Premiere Elements 13. Still With No Adjustments Seen When Titler Was Opened To Create Text Title For The Still.


After Auto Color specifically is applied to a still or video clip before the Titler is opened, the clip image cannot be seen when the Titler is opened to  create a text title above the clip. See Figure 3.

Figure 3.Premiere Elements 13. Auto Color Adjusted Still No Seen When Titler Was Opened To Create Text Title For The Still.
This situation has been found to be specific for the use of Auto Color in the Color Panel. It could not  be induced by using any other of the Color Panel features. This situation is not seen with Premiere Elements 11 and 12 Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette/Color Panel expanded's Auto Color option.


Until situation is defined and fixed by Adobe, the only solution seems to be to create the text title in the project's Titler before using Auto Color on the Expert workspace Timeline or Quick workspace  Filmstrip video or still.

It is important to point out that the issue goes only to seeing the video or still clip during the creation of its title in the opened Titler. In this situation, after the Titler is closed, the video or still is seen on screen with its created title.

*Testing done using programs on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit and confirmed on Windows 8.1 64 bit
**More information on this as it becomes available. Thanks to Adobe Premiere Elements Forum ID
NikovichB for bringing this matter forward for me to define and confirm..