What computer operating system? And, is your set up for NTSC TV Format or PAL TV Format? For now I will assume NTSC with its frame rate of 30 frames per second.
1. Before you import your stills into the project, go to Edit Menu/Preferences/General and set the Still Image Default Duration from 150 frames (represents 5 seconds in the 30 frames per second system) to 90 frames (represents 3 seconds).
2. If you already have clips on the Timeline, select all the 5 second clips, right click anywhere in the selection, select Time Stretch in the resulting pop up menu, and then in the Time Stretch dialog, change duration from 00;00;05;00 to 00;00;03;00.
Please let us know if that works for you.
Might be of interest ATR Premiere Elements Troubleshooting: PE: Time Lapse Video Basics
To select all the clips at one time for the duration change (as applicable)
a. with the mouse cursor, draw a rectangle around the wanted stills
b. hold down the Shift key (Windows), and click on each still wanted in the selection.
Hi Can I join in? Belatedly. Does that work? RE 1 above , I used to do that in PE 10 as described , but today was struggling as couldn't find it as Option in PE12 anywhere. Nor any reference in manual. Has the option been taken out. RE 2 . This is good as it allows you to do after loading media so thanks for that.
Premiere Elements 12/12.1....are you working on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 64 bit or some version of Mac?
Please check out the following Adobe documents...
I suspect there is a subtle difference in path to description for the Still Image Default Duration - Windows vs Mac
Windows Edit Menu/Preferences/General
Mac Adobe Premiere Elements/Preferences/General
The link points to 13, but I suspect that this is the same for 11 and 12 as well.
Please review and consider and then let us know the outcome.
Romano Thanks again for prompt reply. Great service. Well I have cracked this one. Its bizarre. On PC with PRE 12, win 7 ,its as it was in previous versions. ON MAC/ Yosemite, selecting EDIT/PREFERCES only shows subset of options, and does not include Stills duration. BUT I was exploring and found if you select the Programme name in the menu bar, you get drop down , which includes Preferences ,expand that and hey presto all the options are there. All part of learning the MAC. Wonder if this is documented anywhere! I do find it hard sometimes to find things on the Help but Forums great . Keep up the good work. Will soon be up to speed on MAC! Chris
Thanks for the good news that you have located the Still Image Default Duration in your Premiere Elements Mac.
Your progress sounds great.