Sunday, December 31, 2017

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.
 

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Premiere Elements 2018 Daily Discoveries

INTRODUCTION

I am still in the early stages of doing an overall "First Look" at Premiere Elements 2018. See HERE for that work in progress. The Daily Discoveries for this newly released version will be included below as they catch my attention in going through the "First Look" and moving forward with the new version (currently using the Trial version on Windows 7 Professional SP 64 bit).

October 10, 2017. Editing Theme Title Text In The Newly Formatted Elements Organizer 2018 Slideshow.
The Elements Organizer 2018 Slideshow offers 7 slideshow themes named: WaterColor, Black & White, Woods, Pan & Zoom, City Lights, and Classic. They all appear to open with a default title for the applied theme, that is, title "Memories" and a subtitle that appears to be related to the date that the medium was taken. That default title and subtitle text can be changed when in the Preview Media workspace by
  • Clicking on the Media tab at top left of the Preview Media's workspace to bring up the display of media that have been included in the slideshow
  • Bringing up the dialog for the theme title change by double clicking the thumbnail for the theme or right clicking the thumbnail for the theme, followed by clicking on Edit option.
Also refer to Adobe Premiere Elements Slideshow documentation found HERE.

October 11, 2017. Accessing A Guided Edits Tutorial From Guided Workspace In Order To Work With That Tutorial in Expert or Quick Workspace.
In Premiere Elements 14/14.1, the path to a Guided tutorial  to be followed in the Expert workspace was started by clicking on Expert tab followed by Guided tab in the row of Premiere Elements 14/14.1 workspace tabs. At that point and moving forward, both the Expert and Guided workspace tabs remained highlighted in black during this feature. Use of Quick Guided also displayed highlighting of both Quick and Guided workspace tabs.

In the case of Premiere Elements 15 and 2018, the selection path is Expert tab (or Quick tab if tutorial is done in Quick workspace) followed by Guided tab, but then only the Guided tab remains highlighted in this feature.

October 12, 2017. Camera Raw Version Shipped With Premiere Elements 2018 and Photoshop Elements 20l8. 
Both Elements 2015 (prior version) and Elements 2018 (newly released version) have Camera Raw plugin version 9.12.0.784 as its latest supported Camera Raw version. The Premiere Elements 2018 Photoshop Elements 2018 (newly released Trail versions) being explored show the Camera Raw plugin version 9.12.0.784 with no opportunity for update for it at this time October 12, 2017. (See project's Help Menu/Updates).

However, there is a Camera Raw 12.12.1 version that was released September 6, 2017. This Camera Raw 12.12.1 seems not to have made it yet to the Elements family. This latest Camera Raw version now supports Nikon D850 raw nef images. (As expected, a Nikon D850 raw ref image would not open in Photoshop Elements 15 or 2018 with Camera Raw version 12.12.0.784).

The Adobe document "Camera Raw Differences Between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements" may be of interest. See HERE.


October 12, 2017. Reminder: For Those Considering Premiere Elements 13/13.1 "Burn to" Bluray or AVCHD Opportunities As Alternative To Premiere Elements 2018's Lack Of Support For Bluray And AVCHD "Burn To".
Please refer to
PE: Important Announcements Sticky Blog Post and the March 1, 2016 Entry
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/03/pe-important-annoucements-sticky-blog.html
PE: ISO Images (Burn to, Opening, Virtual Burners/Virtual Discs)
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2016/03/pe-iso-images-burn-to-opening-virtual.html

The "Burn to" flaws in Premiere Elements 13/13.1 have not made that version my version of choice for Premiere Elements Windows "Burn to" workflows. This situation was first reported by another and confirmed by others as well as myself.

October 15, 2017. Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit Guided Lessons: Basics, Video Adjustments, Audio Adjustment, And Fun Edits Categories And Content In Each (As Seen Within Project's Guided Category).
Basics
Get Started
Trim and split clips
Add Transitions between clips
Add titles
Video Adjustments
Fix brightness, color, and contrast
Color Pop
Animate graphics
Add an adjustment layer
Fix action cam footage (NEW)
Audio Adjustments
Add narration
Add a music score
Fun Edits
Put a video inside your title
Create slow or fast motion effect
Create a picture-in-picture effect
Apply an effects mask
Create a freeze frame with a motion title (NEW)
Create an animated social post (NEW)
Create Bounce Back Effect

October 16, 2017. Expert Workspace Video And Audio fx Effects Count For
Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit:
The video and audio fx Effects in 2018 versus 15 appear to be the same.
For the Expert workspace, under the fx icon/Video tab, there is a total of 20 categories/372 effects which are itemized below as category/number of effects in category:

Under Video Tab
Advanced Adjustments/8
Blur & Sharpen/5
Channel/2
Color Correction/3
Distort/8
Generate/2
Image Control/4
Keying/14
New Blue Art Effects Elements/9
New Blue Cartoonr Plus/1
New Blue Film Look/1
Perspective/4
Pixelate/1
Render/2
Stylize/10
Time/2
Transform/8
Videomerge/1
Presets
...Bevel Edges/2
...Blurs/2
...Color Effects/13
...Drop Shadows/8
...Horizontal Image Pans/12
...Horizontal Image Zooms/12
...Mosaics/2
...PiPs
......25% PiPs/96
......40% PiPs/96
...Solarizes/2
...Twirls/2
...Vertical Image Pans/12
...Vertical Image Zooms/12
Hollywood Looks/16 

Under Audio Tab
For the Expert workspace, under the fx icon/Audio tab, there are no categories/19 effects which are:
Channel Volume
Delay
De Noiser
Dynamics
Fill Left with Right
Fill Right with Left
Highpass
Invert
Lowpass
New Blue Audio Polish
New Blue Auto Mute
New Blue Cleaner
New Blue Hum Remover
New Blue Noise Fader
New Blue Noise Reducer
PitchShifter
Reverb
Simple Notch Filter
Swap Channels
Note: The "Simple Notch Filter" in 2018 seems to be just a rename of Notch found in 15 (same Center (Hz) and Q sliders as well as a Bypass option). 
Reminder: For both 2018 and 15, no audio effects are in Quick workspace, and there are only 20 of the 372 video effects that are available in Expert workspace.   

October 16, 2017. Expert Workspace Graphics Count For Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit.
No new graphics were found under the Graphics icon located in the vertical bar to the right of the 2018 Expert workspace. As it is in 15, 2018 Graphics offers 13 categories/359 graphics which are itemized below as category/number of graphics in category. Underlined category below contains graphics content that must be downloaded in the opened project before use. Refer to content availability principle HERE.

Animals Birds and Insects/13
Animated Objects/18
Baby/21
HD Animated Objects/12
Costumes/39
Thought and Speech Bubbles/24
Food/12
Holidays and Special Occasions/55
Home/31
Miscellaneous/67
Music/6
Nature/46
Sports and Hobbies/15

Reminder: For both 2018 and 15, Quick workspace only offers 15 of the numerous graphics available in the Expert workspace.

October 18, 2017. Expert Workspace Video And Audio Transition Count For
Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit:
The video and audio Transitions offered in 2018 versus 15 appear to be the same.
For the Expert workspace, under Transitions icon/Video tab, there is a total of 15 categories/103 transitions which are itemized below as category/number of transitions in category:

Under Video Tab
3D Motion/10
Dissolve/8
Iris/7
Map/2
New Blue 3D Explosions Elements/8
New Blue 3D Transformations Elements/6
New Blue Art Blends Elements/8
New Blue Motion Blends Elements/7
Page Peel/5
Picture Wipes/3
Slide/12
Special Effects/2
Stretch/4
Wipe/17
Zoom/4

Under Audio Tab
For the Expert workspace, under the Transitions icon/Audio tab, there is 1 category/2 transitions which are itemized below as category/number of transitions in category:

Crossfade/2

Reminder: For both 2018 and 15, no audio transitions are available in Quick workspace, and Quick workspace has only 16 of the 103 video transitions that are available in Expert workspace.

October 18, 2017. Expert And Quick Workspaces Music Count For Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit:
In going from 15 to 2018, the same music scores and sound effects are found. And, in either version, the Quick workspace has available to it all the music scores and sound effects available in the Expert workspace. Under the ADD/Music tab/Music Score, there are 7 categories/52 music scores. Each music score  must be downloaded in the opened project before use. Refer to content availability principle HERE. Under the ADD/Music tab/Sound Effects, there are 13 categories/268 sound effects. The music scores and sound effects are itemized below as category/number of items in category:

Music Score
Ambient/6
Atmospheric/8
Blues/2
Country/5
Rock-Pop/22
Urban/4
Weddings/5

Sound Effects
Ambience/49
Animals/10
Cartoon Effects/20
Crashes/10
Fire and Explosions/18
Foley/30
Impacts/20
Industry/10
Liquids/10
Science Fiction/30
Technology/30
Transportation/11
Weather/20

October 18, 2017. "Outdoor Adventure" Instant Movie Theme Error Still Has Not Been Fixed In The Newly Released Premiere Elements 2018.
Missing media patches continue to display in the finished Instant Movie which is created with the Event/"Outdoor Adventure" theme. This problem and possible fix for the issue were described HERE back in 2014 in the blog post "PE: Instant Movie Theme "Outdoor Adventure Glitches".
Note: It is not clear why this known issue has not been fixed by Adobe.

October 18, 2017. 2018 Expert And Quick Workspaces Instant Movie Themes Count For
Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit:
No new Instant Movie themes were found for Instant Movie feature in the new version. As it is in 15, 2018 Instant Movie offers 5 categories/41 themes which are itemized below as category/number of themes in category. With the exception of the default Slideshow/Pan and Zoom theme, each theme must be downloaded in the opened project before use. Refer to content availability principle HERE.

Slideshow/2
Events/12
Memories/3
Pets/2
Style/22

Theme availability is the same in the Expert and Quick workspaces.

October 27, 2017. Camera Raw For Photoshop Elements 2018/Premiere Elements 2018 Updated To Camera Raw Version 10. (For My Earlier Information On The Camera Raw Version For Elements 2018, Also Refer To The October 12, 2017 Entry In This Daily Discoveries Blog Post.)
New Camera Raw Version 10 was found available for updating under the Help Menu/Updates accessed from either the Photoshop Elements 2018 Editor or Premiere Elements Editor. The following are some links to related Adobe documents:
Updates for Photoshop Elements and Camera Raw
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/release-note/update.html 
Cameras supported by Camera Raw
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/release-note/update.html
Process camera raw image files
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/processing-camera-raw-image-files.html
Adobe Digital Negative Converter
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html 

Reminder/Example: Install of Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in now enables editing Nikon D850 nef raw (or dng) image format in the Camera Raw 10 dialog which opens in Photoshop Elements 2018, but only allows for importing the Nikon D850 nef raw (and .dng) images into a Premiere Elements 2018 project. The requirements for the processes involve

  • Camera Raw version must support the camera that created the raw image format
  • Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements version must support the version of Camera Raw installed



To be continued

Work in progress, always rechecking for accuracy.

ATR

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Premiere Elements 2018 First Look

INTRODUCTION

According to online reports, on October 4, 2017 Adobe announced the release of Premiere Elements 2018 as the latest version of Premiere Elements, the successor to Premiere Elements 15. What's New appears to be headed by a change in the version numbering. Starting with this latest release, the version name for subsequent versions will take on the upcoming year of the release rather than following the prior numbering system of 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

I will be taking a first hand look at all aspects of Premiere Elements 2018 in this blog post in the days to come.

Today, the following Adobe online information for this new version caught my attention

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements/buying-guide.html
The page includes links for Features, Reviews, Learn & Support, Buying Guide, Free Trial, Elements 2018 Family, and Buy Now. The "buying guide" information includes the comparison of Premiere Elements 13, 14, 15, and 2018. The "Elements 2018 Family"  members are pointed to as Photoshop Elements 2018, Premiere Elements 2018, and Photoshop Elements 2018 in combination with Premiere Elements 2018.

Download of Premiere Elements 2018 was started using the Free Trial link in the Adobe link cited above. After the sign in with the Adobe ID and Password, the System Requirements seen before download include Windows 64 bit only requirement (same as for Premiere Elements 15). When actually setting up for the download, language selection includes
Windows
French
Italian
Japanese
Dutch
Polish
Russian
Swedish
Turkish
Chinese - Traditional (here, but not included in the System Requirements Free Trial details)
Chinese - Simplified  (here, but not included in the System Requirements Free Trial details)
Czech
German
English
Spanish
Mac
French
English
Japanese
German

I set the Free Trial for the English language. The name of the file downloaded to the my computer Downloads was PremiereElements_2018_LS31_win64.exe. Install was shown as 5.6 GB. In the Options dialog during installation, the language selection included (as written)
English (North America)
Deutsch
Espanol
Francais
Italiano
Nederlands
Svenska
Polski
Cesky
Pyccknn
日本語 (Characters for Japanese)
简体中文 (Characters for Simplified Chinese)

The Free Trial period of use was listed as 30 days.

For those interested in Photoshop Elements 2018, Adobe's overall getting started information for that product can be found at the following Adobe link which includes a Free Trial download link.
https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/download-trial/get-started.html 
It was interesting to note that during installation of Photoshop Elements 2018 (install 4.0 GB), the Option dialog's language selection included Traditional Chinese and Korean as well as Simplified Chinese.

WHAT'S NEW
(at first glance)

According to the Adobe "What's New In Adobe Premiere Elements" document
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/whats-new.html 
the Premiere Elements 2018 "New Features" include the following

Candid Moments
Adobe how to details found at
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/candid-moments.html 

Smart Trim
Adobe how to details found at
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/smart-trim.html

Create A Freeze Frame With Motion Title Guided Edit
Adobe how to details found at
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/freeze-frame-with-motion-title.html

Create Bounce Back Effect Guided Edit
Adobe how to details found at
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/create-bounce-back-effect.html 

Fix Action Cam Footage Guided Edit
Adobe how to details found at
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/create-bounce-back-effect.html 

Create An Animated Social Post Guided Edit
Adobe how to details found at
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/creating-animated-social-post.html

Also, the Elements Organizer 2018 slideshow has a new format and is described by Adobe HERE. That Adobe document also includes a link to the Elements Organizer 2015 slideshow details.

A separate "First Look & Try" blog post will be created for each of the above. The Adobe documentation appears to be comprehensive for the new features; nonetheless, the new features will be "road tested" and commented on in the blog posts here moving forward.

WHAT'S DIFFERENT
(at first glance)

New Version Naming System.
Release year in new version name instead of sequential numbering; consequently, new release is named Premiere Elements 2018 instead of Premiere Elements 16.
Note: In Expert workspace Help Menu/About Adobe Premiere Elements, the rolling display is topped with name Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 with Adobe Premiere 16 in small print underneath that.

Burn To Disc, ISO IMAGE, And Folder Opportunities Gone For Blu-ray And AVCHD.
Export & Share/Disc presents with a DVD tab only with Type choices of Disc, ISO Image (4.7 GB), ISO Image (8.5 GB) and with Resolution for SD 576 720 x 576 or SD 480 720 x 480. A standard versus standard widescreen burn to appears to be related to need for the NTSC DV versus PAL DV project preset.

This feature removal is a serious consideration for those considering going to Premiere Elements 2018 from a Premiere Elements version earlier than Premiere Elements 2018. Also see Adobe's October 4, 2018 document "How To Share To DVD or Blu-ray"
This link content states "Blu-ray and AVCHD disc burning is not supported in Adobe Premiere Elements 2018". Although not stated and no Blu-ray and AVCHD tabs were found under Export & Share/Disc, it is assumed that Premiere Elements 2018 also does not support Blu-ray and AVCHD burn to ISO Image or Folder or Disc.

TOUR OF PREMIERE ELEMENTS 2018 Windows 64 Bit WORKSPACES 
(with comparisons to prior version Premiere Elements 15 Windows 64 bit details..reference "Premiere Elements 15 First Look found HERE and follow the companion "Premiere Elements 2018 Daily Discoveries" blog post found HERE.)

The Premiere Elements 2018 program opens to workspaces that look the same as those seen in Premiere Elements 15. Minor differences, if any, are found opening a workspace's tabs and menus.

Figure 1. Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit Expert Workspace.
Figure 2. Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit Quick Workspace.
Figure 3. Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit Guided Workspace.
Expert Workspace (refer to Figure 1)
  • Add Media: 2018 and 15 options same.
  • Project Assets Palette: 2018 and 15 options same.
  • Workspaces Availability: 2018 and 15 same tabs for Expert, Quick, Guided, and, in some countries, eLive.
  • Easy Access Tabs Found In Middle Of Screen At Project Start Up open to same features in 2018 as in 15. Easy Access Tab's "Add Media" opens the Add Media Tab at the top left of the Expert workspace; "Create a template based movie" opens Create Tab to reveal Video Story, Instant Movie, and Video Collage; "Tell a story using Titles" opens to Titles display; "Learning video editing" opens to Guided workspace/Guided Edits choices.
  • Create Tab still houses the features for Video Story, Instant Movie, and Video Collage.
  • Export & Share Tab still houses choices of Quick Export, Devices, Disc, Online, Audio, and Image, but...now there is only a DVD choice under Disc, no more Blu-ray or AVCHD opportunities...more on this area to come.
  • File, Edit, Clip, Timeline, Text, Tools, Window, and Help Menus have same options (2018 vs 15) with following exceptions: Tools Menu now includes the Candid Moments option and no longer includes Favorite Moments.
  • FIX, EDIT, ADD opportunities in vertical bar to right of Expert workspace have same content (2018 vs 15) with the following exceptions: under Tools icon in that vertical bar, Candid Moments has been added to the options there, and no longer includes Favorite Moments. No new effects were found under EDIT/fx Effects (video and audio), EDIT/Transitions (video and audio), ADD/Music (Music Score and Sound Effects), and ADD/Graphics. More later on Titles content accessed in this vertical bar. Note: only the EDIT/fx Effects (video and audio), EDIT/Transitions (video and audio), ADD/Transitions (video and audio), ADD/Music (music scores and sound effects), and ADD/Graphics counts have  been done so far.
  • Organizer Tab is located at bottom left of workspace for an access to the Elements Organizer.


Quick Workspace (refer to Figure 2)
  • Add Media: 2018 and 15 options same.
  • No Project Assets Palette: 2018 and 15 options same.
  • Easy Access Tabs Found In Middle Of Screen At Project Start Up open to same features in 2018 as in 15. Easy Access Tab's "Add Media" opens the Add Media Tab at the top left of the Quick workspace; "Create a template based movie" opens Create Tab to reveal Video Story, Instant Movie, and Video Collage; "Tell a story using Titles" opens to Titles display; "Learning video editing" opens to Guided workspace/Guided Edits choices.
  • Create Tab still houses the features for Video Story, Instant Movie, and Video Collage.  
  • Export & Share Tab still houses choices of Quick Export, Devices, Disc, Online, Audio, and Image, but...now there is only a DVD choice under Disc, no more Blu-ray or AVCHD opportunities...more on this area to come.
  • File, Edit, Clip, Timeline, Text, Tools, Window, and Help Menus have same options (2018 vs 15) with following exceptions: Tools Menu now includes the Candid Moments option and no longer includes Favorite Moments. Reminder: Remove Effects option is only option available in Quick workspace Clip Menu (2018 or 15).
  • FIX, EDIT, ADD opportunities in vertical bar to right of Quick workspace have same content (2018 vs 15) with the following exceptions: under Tools icon in that vertical bar, video tools now has Candid Moments included, and Favorite Moments has been removed. No new effects were found under Edit/fx Effects, EDIT/Transitions, and ADD/Graphics. More later on Titles content accessed in this vertical bar. Note: only the EDIT/fx Effects, EDIT/Transitions, ADD/Music (music scores and sound effects), and ADD/Graphics counts have been done so far. Reminder: Quick workspace (2018 or 15) has only 20 of the numerous video fx Effects, 16 of the numerous video transitions, all of the music scores and sound effects, and 15 of the numerous graphics that are available in the Expert workspace.
  •  Organizer Tab is located at bottom left of workspace for an access to the Elements Organizer.


Guided Workspace (refer to Figure 3)

In Premiere Elements 2018 Windows 64 bit, same lesson themes are use in both the Quick Guided and Expert Guided workspaces. The lesson themes are
  • Basic (4)...same in 2018 and 15.
  • Video Adjustments (5)...1 new in 2018: "Fix action cam footage" plus 4 same in 2018 and 15.
  • Audio Adjustments (2)...same in 2018 and 15.
  • Fun Edits (7)...3 new in 2018: "Create a freeze frame with a motion titles", "Create an animated social post", and "Create Bounce Back Effect" plus 4 same in 2018 and 15.

Reminder:
In Premiere Elements 14/14.1, the path to a Guided tutorial  to be followed in the Expert workspace was started by clicking on Expert tab followed by Guided tab in the row of Premiere Elements 14/14.1 workspace tabs. At that point and moving forward, both the Expert and Guided workspace tabs remained highlighted in black during this feature. Use of Quick Guided also displayed highlighting of both Quick and Guided workspace tabs.

In the case of Premiere Elements 15 and 2018, the selection path is Expert tab (or Quick tab if tutorial is done in Quick workspace) followed by Guided tab, but then only the Guided tab remains highlighted in this feature
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To be continued
Work in progress, always rechecking for accuracy.

For miscellaneous notes to myself during this Premiere Elements 18 First Look, please refer to the Premiere Elements 2018 Daily Discoveries blog post found HERE (also a work in progress).



ATR


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PE 15: DVdate Plugin For Timecode Within Timeline Video Clip

INTRODUCTION

The DVdate plugin for Adobe Premiere Elements* allows the user to apply a timecode within the Timeline video clip. I last explored this plugin in 2014 in Premiere Elements 10, 11, and 12. It worked well. For details, please refer to a Premiere Elements forum discussion** back in 2014. See HERE. The following important DVdate source and setup details from that discussion are excerpted for convenience

I just downloaded the DVdate plug-in. Road tested 10, 11, or 12 Premiere Elements with Windows 7 64 bit).

Download DVdate plug-in from link given in post 1.

It is a bit of a detour for 11 and 12, but...

Double click the downloaded DVdateSetup.exe to start its installation.
When you get to the dialog for selection the destination, select
Target Application
"Adobe Premiere Elements 10.0, 11.0 (64 bit)"
and, below that, for Folder accept
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Elements 10\Plug-ins\en_US"

This will put the plug-in in the version 10 location. After the installation is successful in 10, then I copied the DVdate Folder in the 10 en_US Folder and pasted it in the comparable location for versions 11 and 12.

In versions 11 and 12, the DVdate plug-in is found in Expert workspace/fx Effects Tab/Video/DVdate. After you drag the effect into the clip, you edit the effect via Applied Effects/Applied Effects Palette/DVdate Panel. In the DVdate Panel is a Setup icon. Click on that for the complete setup.

Version 10, its Edit Header/Effects/Video Effects/Video/DVdate. And, then Edit Effects for the Properties Palette and its DVdate Panel with the Setup icon.

The DVdate Folder in the en_US Folder contains files named 409.Ing, 419.Ing, DVdate.prm, DVdate409.chm, and DVdate419.chm. Open the DVdate409.chm for how to use in project. The author of the DVdate409.chm file is Ilya Topolnitsky with copyright dated 2012. 

ISSUE

When that DVdate Folder stored from the 2014 time was copied in 2017 into Premiere Elements 15
C:/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Premiere Elements 15/Plug-ins/en_US (on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit or Windows 10 Home 64 bit) it functioned well.

If a user has the DVdate Folder still installed on his/her computer, this DVdate plugin should work for him/her as described above. The DVdate Setup.exe appears to be no longer available online. Please refer to DVdate plugin availability comment in the COMMENTARY section of this blog post.


SOLUTION

In the absence of using stored older download, there appears to be no solution for use of DVdate plugin in conjunction with Premiere Elements when wanting to insert timecode into Premiere Elements Timeline video. The unavailability of the DVdate Setup.exe/DVdate Folder appear to be the limiting factor.

COMMENTARY

I am still searching online for possible archived DVdate plugin files. The following may be a possible source, but I am hesitant to download from an archived web site that is unknown to me. The link referred to is
https://archive.is/73WLO which I have left inactive in this post.

A program named DVMP-Pro 6.3 might be a consideration for insertion of a timecode within Timeline video, but it is not free, and I have not downloaded nor tested it in conjunction with any version of Premiere Elements.

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* With my computers, I did not experience any security issues when opening the active link https://archive.is/WLVqF used here for the archived description of the exact 2014 source of my DVdate plugin.
** I no longer visit the Adobe Premiere Elements forum, consequently I will not respond to 2017 follow up questions added to that 2014 thread. Hopefully, the details above will update my views of the DVdate plugin used in conjunction with Premiere Elements.


ATR

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PE: Audio Volume/Audio Effects Bypass Option

INTRODUCTION

In a Premiere Elements forum in 2015 I gave the following description of Volume Bypass to a Premiere Elements user who was then using version 10. The following is an excerpt of what I wrote at that time:

When your audio comes into the project, it is assigned a 0 dB value. That value represents the volume of the file as recorded by the recording device.
You can lower or increase the volume at the Timeline level by moving the audio file's orange "Volume Clip Volume" rubberband up or down. All the way to the top represents +6 dB, and all the way to the bottom represents infinity. The "Volume Bypass" option is going to work for you as long as the Volume reading is no longer 0 dB.
The "Volume Bypass" orange line rubberband is a different line than that for the "Volume Clip Volume". "Volume Clip Volume" deals with setting the Volume whereas "Volume Bypass" allows you to decide what segments of the Volume change that you want be to heard without going back to Volume Clip Volume to make Volume adjustments.
When you set the audio clip for Volume Bypass, it is normal for the Volume Bypass orange line to be all the way to the bottom (Off) because that represents the Volume Bypass letting you hear the Volume change that you made. It is allowing you to hear however you adjusted the Volume away from 0 dB. With Volume Bypass, you decide what segments of that Volume change across the clip you want heard and do not want to be heard without having to go back to the Volume Clip Volume's orange rubberband. In the Volume Clip Volume phase, if you have set audio fade in and fade out, then you make sure that Volume Bypass is Off at those times. Also, consider, do you really need or want Volume Bypass in your workflow? What benefit is it to your audio for the effect that you are trying to achieve?
Also refer to the following related follow ups to the topic

PE12: Audio Features
May 2, 2014
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/05/pe12-audio-features.html

PE: Rubberband Options Detailed
March 20, 2014
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/03/pe-rubberband-options-detailed.html

PE 11: Video and Audio Track Content Rubberband
June 9, 2013
http://atr935.blogspot.com/2013/06/pe11-video-and-audio-track-rubberband.html

ISSUE

Since not yet reported here for current version Premiere Elements 15 and since there was some interest in the topic, the ON/OFF for Premiere Elements 15's Audio Bypass options were revisited at the levels of the Timeline rubberband, Audio Adjustments, audio effects found under Applied Effects.

OBSERVATIONS

Audio Bypass Options

Applied Effects/Audio Effects
After application of any of the audio effects found under fx Effects/Audio/Audio Effects, the related Applied Effects Palette then contains the audio effect's viewing/editing panel which includes a Bypass option*. That Bypass option
  • is keyframeable with views for setting/editing/and viewing the set keyframes when "Show/hide keyframe controls" is activated in the Applied Effects Palette.
  • has an On Off feature with On = check mark in its box, and Off = removal of any check mark in its box (single click on box toggles this On Off).
Figure 1. Premiere Elements 15. Audio Effects Bypass Option in Applied Effects Palette. Channel Volume Audio Effect Is Used For Demonstration Purposes. Show/Hide Keyframe Controls View.
The audio Bypass here can be seen at the rubberband Timeline level as well as the Applied Effects/"Show/hide keyframe controls" level. But extra steps are needed to work with the Bypass keyframes at the Timeline level.
  • The audio clip's default rubberband is for Volume Level and needs to be changed to "Rubberband: Channel Volume:Bypass" in the clip's title (in Figure 1 Timeline, see Channel Volume/Bypass after click on the tiny triangle at the end of the clip's title).
  • Must do step - right click Timeline audio clip, select "Show Clip Keyframes"/Channel Volume/Bypass. The Bypass keyframes are editable at the rubberband level.
  • At the Timeline rubberband level, the audio Bypass is Off when the rubberband is at the bottom of the clip and On when the rubberband is at the top of the clip.
Adjustments/Audio Adjustments

Audio clips placed on the Timeline present with adjustment options for Volume, Balance, Treble, Bass, and Audio Gain. None of the panels in the Adjustment Palette were found to offer a Bypass option. With the exception of Audio Gain, the other adjustments were each found to be keyframeable when done with "Show/hide keyframe controls" activated view of its opened panel. It appeared that any Bypass option for these adjustments are in conjunction with the Timeline rubberband activity.

Figure 2. Premiere Elements 15. Audio Adjustments In Conjunction With Timeline Rubberband Access To An Audio Bypass Option. Bass Adjustment Is Used For Demonstration Purposes. Adjustment Palette's Show/Hide Keyframe Controls View.
In order to get a Bypass option for the Audio Adjustments
  • Select the Audio Clip in the Timeline. Bass adjustment is used for demonstration purposes.
  • The audio clip's title is changed to "Rubberband:Bass:Bypass". In order to have the Bass option appear in  the Rubberband options (as in Figure 2) the Bass value needs to be changed to other than 0.0 dB.
  • Must do step - right click audio clip, select "Show Clip Keyframes" and the wanted option in order to see the wanted type of keyframes (in this demonstration, that is, "Show Clip Keyframes"/Bass/Bypass).
Volume Level And Volume Bypass At Timeline Rubberband Level

Please refer to references cited in the INTRODUCTION. For all intents and purposes, the Volume Level and its Bypass Option at the Timeline Rubberband Level appear to be the same from at least Premiere Elements 10 through 15.

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*Also see Adobe document titled "Adding and Removing Effects/Apply An Audio Effect" found
https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/using/applying-removing-effects.html

ATR