delete the media cache and re-render your timeline. This will solve the issue.
Steve Grisetti has posted a classical FAQ on this matter of removing the Adobe watermark from what he describes as "projects". But I have always interpreted his "projects" in his statement to reflect removal of Adobe watermark at the project.prel level, not at the level of the file that has been exported from the tryout program.
I need clarification on what this user wrote, your reply, and Steve Grisetti's classical answer to this type of question.
The user appears to have exported a file from the Timeline of a tryout product and saved it to the computer hard drive. And this export shows the Adobe watermark. I do not believe there is anyway to remove that watermark from that export once it exists as a file saved to the hard drive.
The only way that all this seems to come together is when you take the tryout project.prel file, not the export and open it in a purchased version. In fact, I find that the classic "remove the rendered files" is not a must when dealing with the Premiere Elements 11 tryout, since just opening the tryout project.prel in the purchased version results in automatic removal of the watermark for me and others.
So, my answer to this user, until proven otherwise, is to open the tryout project.prel file from which his export came into the purchased Premiere Elements. The watermark should disappear and export of a file without watermark can be accomplished.
If there is something that I have overlooked, please let me know.
Hey, where do I find the media cache?? Sorry, pretty new to adobe in general.
Opening the .prel file in the full version of Elements didn't get rid of the watermark. I had done the project in the trial for Elements 10, and then when I went to purchase it...Elements 11 had come out, so I purchased that instead. Not sure if that makes a huge difference or not.
You delete the Media Cache by going to the Preferences (under the Edit menu on a PC) and, on the Media page, clicking the Clean button.
That should get rid of all of your render files -- and the watermarked video along with them.
Thanks for the follow up information on what you observed trying to get rid of the Premiere Elements 10 tryout watermark in the project.prel from that 10 version in the purchased Premiere Elements 11. You say that the watermark was not removed automatically by the purchased Premiere Elements 11. I had never heard "automatic" to be the case until I tried this myself with Premiere Elements 11, not 10, tryout and then the purchased Premiere Elements 11. Unfortunately, I do not have access to the Premiere Elements 10 tryout to make a comparative test between
Premiere Elements 10 tryout
Premiere Elements 11 purchased
Premiere Elements 11 tryout
Premiere Elements 11 purchased
But I have seen my observation verified independantly by at least one other.
But there are a lots of things here that SG and Adobe need to help us clarify.
a. Can you really remove the watermark from the Timeline once exported as a file (.mov, .avi, etc) from the tryout or is he and Adobe referring to removing the watermark on files still within the project.prel file.
b. Classically SG has said to go Timeline Menu/Deleted All Rendered Files as the route in the project.prel of a purchased version to get rid of the watermarked video still within the project.prel from the tryout. The Rendered files are .avi files for SD project and .mpeg for HD project. It is my understanding that there is a fundamental difference between "Rendered Files" and "Conformed Video" files, the latter typically having the file extension of .mcdb. So, when SG says
"You delete the Media Cache by going to the Preferences (under the Edit menu on a PC) and, on the Media page, clicking the Clean button.
That should get rid of all of your render files -- and the watermarked video along with them."
I would ask him to revisit that statement. If you are doing anything with that directive, you are deleting conformed video files that are found in Local Disk C\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache Database Folder. That information is clearly available in the Media Cache Database dialog in that Common Folder. The "Rendered Files" are still alive and well with their companion .xmp files in the Adobe Folder (default Documents\Adobe\Premiere Elements). This is true for Premiere Elements 11 and 10 Windows 7 64 bit.
I do not see where the question that started this thread has really been answered. And the latest SG comment forces to ask for a clarification on that.
We will be watching for your results.
I have a problem with your directive to BenjaminGWS.
"That should get rid of all of your render files -- and the watermarked video along with them".
Please review it and my latest comments to BenjaminGWS. I do not find your statement to be true in either Premiere Elements 10 or 11 Windows 7 64 bit, even taking "watermarked tryout video" out of the equation.
There's no way to remove the overlay from the exported video. and i was referring to the .prel . Media cache has the conformed and indexed files and rendered files are in the preview files folder generally saved next to the project save location. My apologies for directing the user to media cache. preview files should be the one deleted to force PRE 11 to rerender the timeline nd generate new files without the watermark.
So how do you delete the render files, Vipul?
Do you manually go to the Render Files folder and just delete it? Or will will cause the program to search for the missing render files?
The "Delete rendered Files" option is there under "Timeline" in the Menubar for deleting render files of a project.
Yep. Sure is. Thanks for the tip!
The "Delete Render Files" option under the Timeline menu worked for me. All is good in the universe now
Thanks for all the help!
Thanks for updating us Ben.