"I have made the recommended ajustments under preferences, audio hardware, ASIO input and output. "
Can you be more specific about what you did to set up this microphone?
Do you see movement on the Narration panel's VU meter when you speak into the microphone?
My free tutorial on "Configuring Audio Hardware for Narration in Premiere Elements" may be helpful.
Nope - no movement in the meters so it's not picking it up but yet it knows the mic is there or it wouldn't be going into the record mode .......
I'm with a news paper and got a deadline with the project so I'm going to go ahead and do a recording of the narration through my camera and add it that way ...... made the change to Elements due to Pinnacle burning up hard drives .... first trip with narration with this program ..... thought I could just roll with it! I'm probably missing a simple step somewhere ......
I registered with muvipix but it'll take time I don't have right now to weed through all the information provided.
I'm sure there's just something small you missed, Gazer. And I'm sure the 5 minute tutorial will show it to you.
No matter. Glad you've come up with a workaround the in the meantime.
I've gone throught the tutorial step by step and still have the same problem ......
It's the most complete tutorial I found also addressing the settings for sound in the control panel as well as the audio hardware and ASIO settings ...
Elements knows the mic is there - saves the narration to the project assets but there is no actual audio .....
The mic's I've used are working ....
Elements was loaded on line ..... maybe it's a hic-up in that process ....
I'll keep kicking it around .......
Using the camera to record the narration works but coordinating it's duration with that on the time line makes the process more difficult than it needs to be ....
If you know of another rock I can kick over to find the solution I'd appreciate it!
If you are not seeing your audio levels registered on the VU meter on the Narration panel, then you have not got the microphone properly configured in Premiere Elements -- either in the ASIO/Recording settings or under the microphone icon on the panel itself. Double-check those settings and provide screen captures to this forum if you can.
It will be easier for me to troubleshoot this if I can see your settings.
I also found Realtek HD Audion Manager in my control panel ..... I set the settings as per the screen shots and got some movement on the sound meter in Elements ..... but it's not recording properly ...... it's like there's a repeater and the volume starts out low and gradually gets louder depending on the length of the narration .......
At the least the meter in moving!
So you are using a microphone plugged into the front of the computer, right? Not a USB microphone.
And, when you speak, you see the VU move on your Windows Recording/Sound panel, right? (The last illustration.)
What do you see when you click on that little microphone icon in the upper right of the Narration panel? (the first illustration.)
Yep the meter is moving .....
It reads, Stero Mix (Realtec HD Audio - 1 / Stero Mix (Realtec HD Audion) - 2
Why do you have you ASIO set for Stereo Mix rather than Front Mic, like you have set up in Windows?
Have you tried checking the DEvice 32-bit Recording option on this screen?
Otherwise, I'm out of ideas. There is no reason I can see that this is not working. It works fine on both my Windows 7 and Windows 8 computer as well as my Mac.
I'm in tall cotton now .....
Had some settings with the Realtek HD Audio Manager that were sabatoging things!
With your help I have a better understanding of the functions ....never had to address the Audio Manager before - it'd always just worked!
Thanks for your time and help!
Great to hear you've got things up and running again, Gazer!