Are you talking about the clips on your timeline? By default, they will display only the first and last frame of the video clip. This is to save your computer having to constantly re-render all those individual frames. It doesn't mean that the middle of the clip is blank.
if you'd prefer to see every frame displayed, you can toggle through the various clip displays by clicking on the little filmstrip icon on the track headers, to the left of the timeline in Expert view.
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, I am talking about the clips on my timeline.
My timeline shows many clips (not just the first and last frame). But for
some unknown reason it is showing the color "black" for a portion of clips
in the middle. Not all the middle clips, just a portion (about 12).
And, when I converted the project into an Mp4 file to export, those "black
portions" remained black. I could not hear or see anything for those
portions, when I viewed it on the Mp4 file. However, when I click play
on those "black" portions on the timeline (in the project file), I see a
large video screen with video and I can hear it.
So, why is this only showing in the project file, but not in the Mp4 file?
And how can I fix this?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, Ben.
Are you saying that the video you've from your camcorder has a blank section in the middle when you play the timeline? Or are you saying that when you output an MP4 from the program, that MP4 has a blank section in the middle -- or both?
What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
Which version of the program are you using and on what operating system?
Have you ensured that your computer has the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's requirements?
You are sending me down rabbit holes with all your questions, and yes you
are misunderstanding. Please read carefully.
No, the raw, original source video has no black sections. It is all
video. And, I never said blanks, I said black.
But, when I see it on the project timeline in project file of v12 of
premeire elements, there is a portion of black images in the timeline video
One would think there is nothing there. However, when you click play
(while in the project file) that black section actually has video and audio
(which you can hear and see, as in the video display that shows directly
above the timeline.
Yet, when I create the Mp4 from this project file, the black section (from
the timeline) carries over. Unlike when I watch the project (and see video
and hear audio in this portion that is black on the video timeline clip), I
cannot see or hear in the mp4 video.
This is Windwos 8. yes, I have the latest windows media player.
This is where I'm getting confused, wadeen.
You say "when I see it on the project timeline in project file of v12 of premeire elements, there is a portion of black images in the timeline video clips section." And then you say "however, when you click play (while in the project file) that black section actually has video and audio."
So where are you seeing the "black images in the timeline video clips section"?
Can you post a screen capture of your timeline to this forum so I can see what you're trying to describe?