From what I observe, when importing a video file produced by Premiere Elements in the Organizer (v12 or 13), the organizer gives it the current date. I can then change its date in the organizer.
But... the organizer sets the new date in its database, but does NOT save it in the file itself (I have double checked). The result is that if, for instance, I then ask the organizer to update the video's thumbnail, the updated date is lost and automatically comes back to the import date, which is really weird.
Question: is there any way to force the Organizer to update the date in the metadata of a video file ???
I have the same problem! Did you find a solution?
Hi René, there is unfortunately no solution within Permiere Elements or the Organizer, and the recent 13.1 update didn't change anything. BTW I really wonder what that update did change, since I know a couple of other bugs that haven't been fixed, too. Well, actually, I should now know that Adobe never fixes bugs, they consider they are features. Anyway, I have found a turnaround to the problem. I have installed a small utility named "Attribute Changer" (www.petges.lu) that adds an option "Change file Properties" to the Windows Explorer. This utility allows me to change the creation and modification dates (you need to change both dates) of the videos BEFORE importing them into the Elements Organizer. And then everything works fine, forever. Olivier