I'm not sure if it is still called Current Time Indicator (CTI), but in earlier versions it was.
What are your computer specs?
What is your source video?
What are your project settings?
Did this just start happening?
My computer specs?? Windows 7, laptop that has an i5 processor, 6 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive.
Source video is from a camcorder which was downloaded to my hardrive. The format is
Project settings?? Expert view, some special effects, some added audio different from original video.
This has happened several times. After a while it has reverted back to normal, but I would like to know how to stop this from happening and/or correct it when it does happen.
Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 7 (assumed 64 bit)
Have you updated 12 to the 12.1 Update using an opened project's Help Menu/Update? If not, please do so.
If you are referring to that red stem with the blue head at the Timeline level in the Expert workspace, that is indeed the Timeline Indicator (also referred to as CTI).
To be ruled in or out at the onset...whether or not you see an orange line over the Timeline content that you are attempting to preview?
If you (manually) or the project (automatically) have set the correct project preset, there should be no colored line
of the source video when it is first dragged to the Timeline. That is the program telling you that you are getting
the best possible preview. If orange, you are not and need to "Render" the Timeline content to get the best possible preview.
Does this "Timeline Rendering" factor apply to your situation?
If you are getting the best possible preview, we still need to know the properties of your source media ---
interlaced or progressive
pixel aspect ratio
Often the above can be gathered from knowing brand/model/settings for the camera that recorded the video.
Also are you observing this behavior if you start a new project or use different source media, such as, stills or videos
recorded with a different format?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
Everything is working okay now, but this happens on and off all the time. It doesn't matter whether the video is new or old, still or moving. The stills are JPEG, the videos are always AVCHD. I do have all the updates. The above line was green not orange.
The attached file has the relevant specifications. Hope that helps. Here's some other specs from the camera itself:
Frame rate 60i
Setting HD quality
REC mode highest quality FX
Image size L(8.9M)
Thanks for the reply.
The attached file has the relevant specifications
Did you intend to post more information. If so, somehow that information did not get posted along with your reply.
What brand/model camera are you using?
For the TImeline situation that you describe, is clicking on a spot on the Work Area Bar a remedy to command the Timeline
Indicator to that spot?
We will explore this further.
I tried attaching a Word document, but that didn't work. Apparently, you can only upload images. Is there a way to upload PDF or Word files? If not, I don't know what to say. Maybe you can download the user's manual from the Internet. The camera is a Sony Handycam HDRcx430.