What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 12 running on?
Do you currently have Premiere Elements 12? If you do, please try the Smart Trim on your video
to determine if works for you. See Smart Trim under Expert workspace Tool Menu/
You might also be interested in Smart Fix.
See Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette/Smart Fix panel.
Let us start here and then decide what next.
Add On....Just came across this Adobe TV video tutorial on Smart Trim
Thank you for you reply:
Premier Elements 12
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i7 Processor 870
Sapphire 3GB Radeon HD 7950 FleX OC with Boost GDDR5 PCI-E x16 Graphics Card
Dell E207WFP Monitor
Smart Trim - If I allow automatic it highlights the entire footage when pressing done it the deletes it all, manually changing setting, has some effect but no where near whats needed.
Smart Fix only adjusts light hue etc but no the underlying issue.
What does seam to work is "Time Remapping" highlight the entire footage then run it at either 4x or 8x faster, the footage is a spaceship with running lights, running it 4x faster mean the lights blink 4x faster and the footage is one quarter the duration.
Any other advice or tip would be greatly appreciated.
(just a bit of back ground info. I bought PE-12 to create a film animation using mostly PC in-game footage to satisfy the Steven Spielberg in me", )
Thanks for the reply and details.
Ingenious way you found to remove frames with fast motion as applied with the Time Remapping feature.
In that type of approach and with the Speed % changes....
if you set for 2x (200%), then every 2 frames become one
if you set for 4x (400%), then every 4 frames become one
and so on.
My blog post on Fades and Time Stretch and Time Remapping mentions what appears to be happening
at the frame level when creating slow or fast motion with Time Stretch and Time Remapping.
But the good news is that Time Remapping fast motion seems to work for your purposes. Just in case note, you can set
the areas for fast motion (frame merging in your case) at selected intervals along the footage). Have you done
that or just applied the fast motion to the entire clip?
good blog, I've book marked it and will look at your other pages, I have applied the effect to the whole sequence, but will not try with varying % at different stages. thank you very much for your help and the link to your blog.
Thank for the follow up.
Please let us know if you have questions or need clarification on your Premiere Elements workflows
moving forward. I am very impressed by how you made the program work for you.