Are you having this problem with all effects? Can you open Motion (Intellgentes Korrigieren)?
Have you tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the program?
Motion seems to be fine, as are the assigned fx, but I can't use anything below the second option on my screenshot.
I will however try to deinstall and reinstall the program now, the problem appeared today, then I installed the upgrade, but it didn't help.
Alright, I've reinstalled the whole thing, still doesn't work :-/
And this is true no matter which effect you apply to your clip?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
Something is definitely wrong. I just don't know what to suggest though. I'm sorry.
It seems that you have made some progress. Please compare the first screenshot, apparently before uninstall/restall. Note that all you get for Color is Hue. Whereas, in the second screenshot, apparently after uninstall/reinstall, you now have Color with Hue, Lightness, Saturation, and Vibrance.
And, your screenshot of fx Effects/Generate/Lens Flare shows just one effect which what is to be expected. There is only one choice there. Are you saying that you cannot apply that effect to your clip?
Premiere Elements 12. Have you switched from 12 to the 12.1 Update via the program's Help Menu/Updates? If not, please do so.
Are you working in the Expert workspace or Quick workspace of the program? The answer to that might cut down on the expectations.
The Quick workspace has less choices under Adjust than the Expert. Compare
Auto Smart Tone
Temperature and Tint
Auto Smart Tone
Temperature and Tint
It is well known the Premiere Elements Mac does not have all the effects of Premiere Elements Windows, but I do not think this is a Mac Windows matter. But, SG is a Mac user and can confirm that possible aspect of the matter.
This is what I am suggesting
After updating from 12 to 12.1
1. Delete the Premiere Elements 12 Mac Settings File.
SG can give us some guidance on this if you have problems doing this.
2. If that does work, then I would suggest deactivation (Sign Out) of the program, followed by uninstall, ccleaner run through (regular cleaner and registry cleaner), reinstall.
By the way, do you have QuickTime installed on your computer; running program Run As Adminstrator and from User Account with Administrative Privileges? Is your video card/graphics card up to date according to the web site of the manufacturer of the card?
How long did you work with Premiere Elements 12 before you saw this problem...the very start, never worked or it worked for a while but then did not work?
We will be watching for further details.
I've uninstalled Premiere Elements again (this time around I've also deleted my preferences), reinstalled it and now it works again.
I'm not sure what happened, it looked like the effects were not loading properly (almost like on a website when a font didn't load and the text only appears when you mouse over...).
I've worked with Premiere Elements 10 for some time now, recently upgraded to 12, worked with it for about two weeks and as far as I can tell didn't change anything setup-wise, the fx stopped working. I've then installed the update to the latest version and this didn't help.
I do not run the program as an admin (my admin-user is a different one), I have Quicktime installed and the video-card is supporting Premiere Elements 12, as far as I can tell.
Anyways, thank you very much for your assistance, I'm sorry I can't deliver more information as to what exactly happened here.
I do not run the program as an admin (my admin-user is a different one),
It's always been my understanding that both Photoshop and Premiere Elements should be run from an account with administrator rights.
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Hm, in 2 years I've never experienced any problems running it as a non-admin. I don't see why Premiere or Photoshop Elements should have admin-rights, anyways...
Thank you for the follow up with the very good news that all is working again.
Classically from User Account with Administrative Privileges/Run As Administrator has been Adobe built-in requirement(s) for
the required QuickTime as well as for Premiere Elements. So, I find it interesting that you can run Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements otherwise without issue.
Uninstall/reinstall results suggest incomplete installs but we are glad that you are now able to move forward with your Premiere Elements projects.
You may have given us a probable reason for your issue, that is, not running the program as Administrator. Please check the following Adobe document where we find a statement in support for the classical understanding for the need to be running program as Administrator
Note: Administrator privileges are necessary to install, and to perform most of the following troubleshooting tasks. If you lack administrator privileges, the installer can't access necessary files.
Without further information on your specific user account and privileges set up, I would bring the above to your attention as a consideration.