Which version of Quicktime do you have installed (and are you Windows or Mac)?
Exactly what is INSIDE the video you are editing?
Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside for you to read http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1270588
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933 for screen shot instructions
Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
On what computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 13 running?
And what is the brand/model/settings of the camera that recorded the .mov file?
Please go to Publish+Share/Computer/QuickTime and tell us if you see QuickTIme presets there.
I am suspecting that none of the above is at the core of your issue and I want to explore that.
Open a new project. Go to Edit Menu/Preferences/General and make sure that there is a check mark
next to the option "Show all do not show again messages".
Then, import your .mov file into the program. When it gets to the Timeline, do you get a pop up message - Videomerge or other?
Whatever the message, first place a check mark next to Do No Show Again and then click No.
Please let us know if that worked for you in this mini test run. If it did, I will tell you how to fix the issue in the original project.
1. MacBook Pro
- Yosemite Version 10.10.1
2. Movie was converted from 8mm file to .mov and .avi. No camera was used
3. QuickTime 10.4(893)
4. I look to use the full editing tools in the Elements Video Editor
5. Can't figure out CODEX
6. Did not get popup message, Videolmerge or other.
7. Movies, .avi and .mov both run with not odd video, when accessed from HDD
From the looks of that I am 99.99% certain that the video got hit with Videomerge somehow.
Let us see if we can get evidence to support that other than the appearance of the image.
Click on the image in the Timeline to select it.
In the Expert workspace, go to Applied Effects/Applied Effects Palette/ and look for a Videomerge Panel there.
If you find it, that is our proof.
If you find it, then right click the Videomerge Panel and select Delete.
We will be watching for your results.
Add On...just in case question...Do you see any of these irregularities before import into the project? Problem is only after import of these
files into the project, right?
I was unable to find what you had suggested. So, I deleted the imported video and re-imported it. This time I said no to the Videomerge rather than accepting the highlighted Yes and the problem is gone.
Thank you for the guidance.
No, I did not see any problems before the import.
Thank you for the follow up with the great news that the problem was resolved by removing the unwanted Videomerge effect from your image(s) to restore your image(s).
Great follow up.
I have seen this at least once before recently and diagnosed it based on the way the effect presented in the image.
Best wishes as you move forward with your Premiere Elements projects.