8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 2, 2015 5:55 PM by A.T. Romano

    how do I set up Premiere Elements 13 as the custom external editor for Lightroom 5?

    edwin ludicrous

      Situation

      I own Lightroom 5.6 and I'm experienced. I've just bought Premiere Elements 13 and I'm a video-editing virgin (be gentle with me). I've spent a day experimenting, reading, watching videos and I'm still stuck (I've tried reasonably hard to solve my own problem).

       

      Problem

      I've tried to set up the custom external editor in Lightroom 5 to send photos to Premiere Elements, so that I can incorporate images into movies. Having set it up, when I use it by selecting Photo/Edit In/Premiere Elements 13/, there is an exciting lull as a copy of the image is created and appears in LR, then Premiere Elements launches, then what??? There is no clue as to what has happened to the image regarding its import into Premiere Elements 13. It doesn't appear on the screen, it doesn't appear in the Organizer, it's no-where to be seen, other than in LR!

       

      Resolution sought:

      Can anyone tell me

      1. Is it possible to use Premiere Elements as an external editor in LR5 ?

      2. What are the precise settings should be for each field?

      3. If I configure it correctly, what does good look like: what should I expect to see happen in Premiere Elements?

       

      I don't know if this is relevant: MacBook Pro 16GB 2.8Ghz i7, 750GB SSD (i.e. plenty of space, plenty of horsepower), OS X 10.9.5

       

      I also don't know if I this is the right place for my question (Adobe directed me here) so please don't shout at me if I've come to the wrong place (I expect if I get no joy here, when I post it to an LR forum, they'll shout at me too :-)

       

      Thanks

       

      Phil