Which operating system?
Yosemite sometimes has problems, often related to "default" permissions needing to be changed
-one person's solution https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1689788
OS X 10.9.5 is the version I am using.
What Instant Movie theme are you using, and what is the content in the Instant Movie (videos, photos, duration.....)?
I am strictly an Elements Windows person, however the computer specs for processor and RAM look suspect.
Depending on your answer about size of the Instant Movie, what happens if you do a test run with 1/2 of what is in the Instant Movie now?
Are you having problems with any other feature of Premiere Elements 11 Mac other than Instant Movie which tends to be resource demanding.
Are you working from Premiere Elements 11 Editor from the Mac App Store or Premiere Elements 11 Mac from Adobe?
Looking forward to your results.
I am using the "valentine day" theme. The clip is 30 secs long and I have not tested a shorter version. I can do that. I was figuring resources was an issue since this is and under powered system for video. But I also run Premier Pro CC 2014 and have successfully edited and rendered rather lengthy short films up to 10 minutes in length. I use this of short run QUICK edits when we travel and need to produce something on the spot. I normally edit in a Windows system on the desk top in the office with full 8 core processors and 64GB of RAM. This issue is not a real big deal or major problem but it would be nice for sub-minute clips to just use Elements for quick edits...
Thanks for the reply. If the Instant Movie is 30 seconds in duration, I would be less likely to have considered system resources. I was thinking that you had at least a several minutes Instant Movie. But, that factor should be ruled in or out.
But, there is the possibility of a source format conflict. Also, when you create the Instant Movie, do you click Yes to the Instant Movie request for permission to remove existing effects added to the clip before it creates the final Instant Movie? Or, do you end up with the effects applied to the clip before Instant Movie plus the effects the Instant Movie has applied?
If you had not already, for troubleshooting purposes, you might want to look at some jpeg photos as source to determine if they behave in Instant Movie as do your present source media for the feature.
We will be watching for further developments as your schedule permits.
Thanks ATR - I click the "yes" to the Instant Movie prompt and let it remove existing effects which there are none since it is just the raw video clip. The format of the clip is .MP4
I just tried this process on just a JPEG image and it worked fine.
Thanks for the update. Results sound interesting.
What is the brand/model/settings for the camera that produced the .mp4? Is the 30 seconds Timeline all one .mp4 clip or does the Timeline content
represent several .mp4 clips to make up the 30 second duration?
I do not know that I ever used .mp4 clips in an Instant Movie. I will give it a try in my Premiere Elements 11 Windows computer environment and look
for any problems similar to the ones you are reporting for Premiere Elements 11 Mac Instant Movie Valentine. I will use the Valentine Day Theme.
I did a run through with Premiere Elements 11 Windows using the Instant Movie Valentine theme and an assortment of 1920 x 1080p30 AVCHD.mts and AVCHD.mp4 movies.
No problems. But the 64 bit computer used did have 8 GB installed RAM and 800 GB free hard drive space. Intel dual core process 3.2 GHz.
Let us see if we can find out more about the properties of your specific mp4 files that are going to your Valentine Instant Movie.