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Right now there is no feature like histogram in Premiere Elements 12.
But you can go ahead and fill this feature request form : https://adobe.com/go/wish
It is not a histogram, but have you explored the Expert workspace
Lighting Panel expanded and the opportunities there? And, have you also looked at the Timeline level opportunities for Auto Levels/Temporal Smoothing after you have selected Auto Levels in the Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette/Lighting Panel expanded?
Thanks for your help.
Yes, I tried the Lighting Panel and after your hint even the Timeline level opportunities for adjusting black and whites, which is really nice to know by the way.
But it doesnt really solve the issue i pointed out in the first place, a tool like in this tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ArAsATd8M) from 3:15 would be nice.
To get similar in Premiere, one would need Premiere Pro with a full complement of Scopes.
Also, as of PrPro CS6, one would have SpeedGrade for full Color Correction. Most users feel that the combo of SpeedGrade and the Scopes is far more complete, than what FCP offers for Color Correction and Grading.
Adobe After Effects has similar controls available.
PrE's CC tools are only what has been mentioned above.
I see that Hunt has introduced Premiere Pro can do features into the discussion.
Have you considered changing to Premiere Pro to meet your enchancement needs for your black & white? I had not seen any indications of that.
But, since this is the Premiere Elements Forum and not the Premiere Pro Forum, I will touch on that thought in a minor way, referring you to the following Adobe document if you are considering such a change
The linked tutorial (Reply #3) was referring to CC work in FCP, which is the competitor of PrPro, hence my reference to the professional Adobe video-editor, which has almost everything, and then some, that FCP offers.