Ive been using elements 11 to edit lets play vidoes for 2 months now. i always add my webcam in and put it over the video as facecam and its always worked but just today for some unknown reason the software has decided to cut the webcam footage off and dont mean like the legth i mean the ENTIRE top half of the videos gone. Only the bottom half is visible ill insert image of what im talking about i would just like a solution to it as i used to work perfect and now its decided to mess up.
Microsoft just dropped in a mega-load of updates this week.
It might be a good idea to check Apple for the latest version of Quicktime, Bandicam for the latest drivers for your web cam and, just for good measure, ATI or nVidia for the latest drivers for your graphics card. It's often best not to trust Windows to update these drivers.
I just noticed that your webcam video is listed in your Project Assets as a WMV file.
Did you not use Premiere Elements to capture your webcam video? I would not recommend using another program to capture this video if it's going to save it as a WMV file. WMVs are not the best format to use as source video, and they can cause buggy behavior.
It used to work fine actually for 2 months it worked fine and i dont use the software to capture webcam because its poor quailty at best unless i capture it outside the software and the webcams perfect. Ill try updateing things but the webcams the only one doing this now.
The 1/2 wmv display problem in Premiere Elements and its fix are highlighted in the Announcement at the top of this forum as well as in numerous threads, including this one.
And, so far, all reported cased, have been resolved by deletion of the Windows Update kb that is causing the problem and that is detailed in the Announcement.
Have you been there and done that?
The following thread and the threads cited in it give further details if you need them.
If you are still having problems in this regard, please report back and let us know where you are running into a problem with the fix given.
Add On...Here are some relevant very recent threads on the matter.
Hi and thanks ATR,
I did delete the update and it did fix the problem...which is nice. Now what? Do I never update Windows again, or wait for the next fix? Do I wait until the video drivers all make an update?
At least temporarily, this did solve the problem. Thanks for the help! I did need to get a project done.
Thanks for the update.
I think your best course would be as suggested in one of the many threads that presented this issue.
a. Set the Windows Update so that you require notification before any downloading and installing of Windows Updates. This way you get to pick and choose which ones you want and you surely do not want that particular kb.
b. I believe it was nealeh who first suggested right clicking that kb if it shows up in the Check for Updates and selecting Hide. That is supposed to stop it from getting active again.
Here is a sampling of thread discussions that have been going on...