What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 13 running on? Background information for now.
In Premiere Elements 13 Expert workspace, you can access Time Stretch from the Tools Menu or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R to bring up the Time Stretch dialog.
If you are interested in creating slow and fast motion effects, also see Time Remapping feature found under that Tool Menu.
As for the Premiere Elements 10 Timeline workspace, there is an icon (Time Stretch Tool with the keyboard shortcut X) I see no such icon in Premiere Elements 13.
Clicking on that icon in 10 will allow you to increase or decrease the duration of the Timeline video selected. And, if you go into the Premiere Elements 10 Edit Menu/Keyboard Customization, you will find a "Time Stretch Tool" command with the given keyboard shortcut X. At least, I do.
Even if I try to trigger a hidden "Time Stretch Tool" in 13 with the "Time Stretch Tool" shortcut X, I cannot. And, there is a Premiere Elements 13 Edit Menu/Keyboard Customization/ command Time Stretch Tool with keyboard shortcut X.
As for whys in Premiere Elements 13, you would need to take that up with Adobe who decides on the feature set for a given version. This is a user to user forum.
If you want to file an Adobe Feature Request Bug Report Form, you can use the following link
I have found some interesting hidden commands/keyboard shortcuts with exploration and experimentation. So, I may do some more exploration on this to rule in or out
any possibility of a hidden Time Stretch Tool feature in 13.
You can use the Time stretch option from the Tools Menu or the Ctrl+R shortcut. You can also try the Time Remapping feature also present within the Tools. These will give you a good control of how, and how much you want to speed up or slow down the video.
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Thanks for the confirmation on the what is. But the question was on that particular Time Stretch Tool icon which existed in prior versions (up to 10) and does not in 11, 12, and 13.
In the spirit of workarounds....
In some instances, the function of such icons that are removed in an earlier version can be accessed from a keyboard shortcut even if the icon has been
removed by Adobe. Do you agree or disagree that in Premiere Elements 11, 12, and 13, there is no such keyboard shortcut for Time Stretch Tool to activate the mouse cursor tip for this particular function even when it is not represented by an icon above the Timeline? I have not found such an keyboard shortcut.
Is there no way to speed up or slow down clips without using the menu version of the Time Stretch tool? The Time Stretch cursor from earlier versions of Premiere Elements had a distinct usefulness apart from the CTRL+R menu, by which you could snap to other assets on the timeline and use them as a basis for how fast or slow you want a clip to be, with accuracy. Using the time stretch menu, you can't really do this unless you do math to approximate the correct length in numbers. Is this cursor function completely removed in Premiere Elements 13?
You are referring to the following which was last seen in Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 and has not returned since to subsequent Premiere Elements versions.
From Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 Timeline workspace
In your Premiere Elements 13/13.1 (assumed Windows), ways to create slow and fast motion effects include
Time Stretch in Expert workspace Tools Tab or Menu
We are not Adobe, but it seems highly unlikely that the Time Stretch Tool (last seen above Timeline in version 9.0/9.0.1) will be returned to Premiere Elements feature set.
Any questions on this or need supplemental information, please do not hesitate to ask.
Agree that Time Stretching with the mouse was far superior to what's available now in 14. It's often necessary to stretch a video clip to match other clips or audio. This could be done in seconds with the Time Stretch icon. It can be done with trial and error using Ctrl-R but it is tedious. The new features like time mappings are cool in their own right but in no way replace the missing functionality. Nothing kills an upgrade more than removing useful features.
I think it is a big flaw not having the ability the stretch the clip on the timeline as shown in post 5.
I totally agree with you, this is one of the reasons I hesitated on upgrading for.
Oh how I long for the days when Premiere Elements was ONLY missing the Time Stretch tool. I ran into the same disappointment going from 10 to 12. For some reason, every new version of Elements has fewer tools and functions than the last. Now I'm at 15 and it's even less functional than 12 was.