What computer operating system involved?
Do you get a blue frame when you drag the graphic toward the orange frame?
Where are you dragging the graphic from - from under Graphics Tab or other?
If you use another video and or graphic, do you have the same problem?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
No blue frame
Aother video or graphic...always have same problem
Thanks for the follow up.
The orange to blue frame change as the graphics is dragged near the object to be tracked is the signal that this Motion Tracking is going to work.
Please review the details in the following to review the steps, then we will decide what next.
This is done with 12 but should be the same feature, although that is open for question.
There have been several reports about problems with Premiere Elements 13/13.1 Motion Tracking. So far, mine is working OK.
I've gone over and over with Motion Tracking, checking the yellow box, and it works. Nevertheless, anything I try to ad (e.g. a photo-.png) a graphic from the PRE13 tgaskbar list or anothervideo clip, I cannot get it to work. I have watched the Adobe "Learn Pre\miere Elements" lesson on Motion Tracking and using two monitors, I have worked with it as I performed the steps to create the motion tracking effect I wanted. Nothing seems to work. I must be doing something basically wrong. I will re-read your AZTR suggestions and keep trying. TGhank you.
Thanks for the follow ups and exploring the troubleshooting suggestions.
Let us re-focus and determine if this alternative line of troubleshooting helps
1. Have you updated 13 to 13.1 yet? If not, please do that using an opened project's Help Menu/Updates.
2. Delete the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file found...
Local Disk C
and, in the 13.0 Folder, is the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file that you delete. If that does not work, then delete the whole 13.0 Folder in which the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file exists. Be sure to be working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files, Folders, or Drives enabled so that you can see the whole path given.
2. Are you working with Premiere Elements 13 with purchased serial number and installation files or disc?
Uninstall the program the usual Control Panel way
Free ccleaner run through (regular and registry cleaner parts)
Reinstall with antivirus and firewalls disabled.
Once you are assured that 13 is working, then download and install 13.1 using Help Menu/Updates in an opened project.
Please consider and then we will decide what next based on the your reply.
The Motion Tracking Bounding Box NEVER turns to Blue, not matter which source I use, and I've been following the Adobet utorial Step-By-Step. Should I now call Adobe directly? The effect is imporant to me because I'm trying to highlight someone in a crowd.
Adobe is apparently aware of the reports of Premiere Elements 13/13.1 Motion Tracking not working for some.
I have not seen any evidence that it has any explanation for these cases.
The frequency of the Adobe presence in this user to user forum is not defined. But, just this morning one of the threads was entered by PRE_help. Let us see if PRE_help can update us in this thread regarding Adobe's findings on this matter.
But, please try what I suggested 5.
Delays have been existing between the time I post a reply and the time that it takes to appear in the thread. This is due to the Adobe Forums system.
We will be watching for further developments.
Ihave upgraded to Pre-13.1 Do I delete these files suggested starting with "Edit", then General?
I do have a purchased program and key
I want to trywhat you suggested, by I don't know exactly where to start.. I will be offline for awhile
Thanks for the reply.
If you are going to delete the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file, there is no Edit, then General involved.
You close Premiere Elements 13/13.1. And, then follow the folders path, until you get the the 13.0 Folder. When you get to the 13.0 Folder and double click it, you will see the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file included there. Right click the file, and select Delete. Then close out of there, and reopen Premiere Elements 13/13.1 and try the Motion Tracking feature again.
Please note the path to the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file up at the top.
If that does not work, the delete the whole 13.0 Folder in which Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file is included.
Please let me know if you are OK with the above. If not, then let me know what supplemental information you need.
Here's something....when I get to oener (on my computer it's my 1st name), there is no "AppData" folder on the next page. If I gto dierctly to Premier Elements-13.0, there is no line that I can see for "Adobe Premiere Elements Preferences". The dates on the folders and files seem to be the dates I had be working...was this a screen clip from my computer?
I suspect that your Folder Option "Show Hidden Files, Folders, or Drives is disabled so that you are not seeing the complete path.
Click on the computer's Start Button, and, in the Search field above the Start Button, type in Folder Options.
Look to the top left where you should see clickable text for Folder Options. Click on Folder Options to get to the Folder Options dialog.
In the Folder Options dialog, click on the View Tab.
Then scroll down the list under the View Tab and find and select (dot) the option Show Hidden Files, Folders, or Drives.
OK out of there.
Please let us know if the path given is seen and followed through to the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file.
a. Note in the path, you do not want to click on ....Premiere Elements 13.0 Folder in the Adobe Folder/. You want Premiere Elements Folder/13.0 Folder/ see screenshot header in post 11.
Please let us know if you are OK with the above. If not, I will explain another way.