What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
If you double click the source file in the project media area or double click the file that was dragged to the Timeline, what opens is called
the Preview Window.
Double Clicking File's Thumbnail in Project Media Area....
Use of the Preview Window and its Set In and Set Out points can be used to trim your video, with options of
a. Making subclips to be dragged from the Preview Window to the project media area and used a source media
b. That trim being dragged to the Timeline.
Please review the following, and then if questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask. But, details, please.
Thank you very much, I am using Premiere Elements 13 on Windows 7. I wondered if it was something like that (the preview window) but couldn't quite figure it out. I will read the links you posted.
Thanks again. C