What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Besides using the video clip's rubberband default Opacity for opacity changes for the clip, you can change the opacity of the clip in Properties/Opacity Panel (versions 10 and earlier) or Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Opacity Panel (versions 11, 12, and 13). Have you been there and done that and that does not work either?
You can change what the video clip rubberband represents. Is it possible that you have it set for something other than Opacity? Look to the right of the Timeline's video file's title. Does it show "Opacity" there?
Please review and consider. I can supply screenshots of the features if necessary.
Thank you A.T. I am running Version 11 on Windows 7. I will investigate your advice and report back.
Thank you AT. Another great fix!
Please excuse. I just noted that my typing fingers went the wrong direction with the b and n - I typed Stab and not Stan. Sorry about that. I cannot go back and fix that, so I wanted to send my apologizes on that.
Sounds like great news with the Opacity adjusts. What was the one that worked best for you? Was it the Applied Effects Tab route?
Whatever the case, we are very pleased that you are moving forward with your Premiere Elements workflows. Great job with the follow through and follow up.
No problem A.T., I'm grateful you provided such a quick and detailed answer. Besides, I often misspell my own name! Each link was beneficial and educational. I previously assumed that there was a bug in the SW or a problem with my clips. Each would have been a disaster for my project. Thanks so much.