The install of the Camera Raw plug-in in Premiere Elements (any version) only permits you to use raw image format and dng as source media in a Premiere Elements project. You need Photoshop Elements to use the Camera Raw editing workspace. I would suggest that you take advantage of the specialized expertise on that in the Adobe Photoshop Elements Forum. Photoshop Elements
As for the Premiere Elements video transitions, not sure where you are with that...so excuse the questions if you have been there and done that...
a. What are the formats of the two clips involved in the video transitions?
b. For your video clips, have you looked at the transitioning with and without trimming the clips?
c. To what extent have you tried to edit the transitions in the Transitions Adjustments - alignment, duration, other?
d. What effects have been applied to the two clips before or after the placement of transition?
A few years ago I wrote the following about how Premiere Elements transitions work. Principles are the same for 14 - please refer to footnote part on 11 which is similar to 14.
Also the Hollywood effects completely hangs Premiere often.
That more than a transitions problem. All of the Hollywood Effects choices or specific ones? If specific ones, please check the Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/ and determine what specific effects panels were added when you applied the Hollywood Effect to the Timeline file.
Please consider and let us know if any of the above targets your issues?
Best wishes for the new year.
Thanks for the rapid reply and Happy New Year to A.T. Romano and the
To answer the questions to my question - first off, sorry I did not make
it clear that I purchased the Premiere and Photoshop Elements 14 combo
so my Raw question was a Photoshop question - sorry for assuming you
I still would like to know if I can save presets in Camera Raw using
Photoshop Elements 14 so that I can access them from the ACR menu. I was
able to do this in older versions of Photoshop & Raw.
But that is a minor problem. The major ones are with Premiere Elements 14.
A. The video clip formats are:
Type: QuickTimeMovie (.mov) 461.8 MB
Image size: 1920 X 1080
Frame rate: 23.976
Tracks: 1 video track, 1 timecode track
Compressor: Photo - JPEG
Quality: Most (4.0)
I have converted these to AVI with same results.
B. I have tried trimmed, untrimmed, different frame-rate, stretched,
shortened and manual verses drag & drop transitions (you know, using the
C. I have tried all that, besides tricks I've used from the past like
just jogging problem clips on the timeline slightly, which had fixed
anomalous problems in past versions of Premiere.
D. I really started noticing the bad transition problem with the
Hollywood Looks Transition category and specifically the 'Dreamy'
Effect. It places only 3 effects 'Gaussian Blur', 'Blend With Original'
and some type of opacity change to produce the effect.
*NOTE: most of time I attempt to use this Effect, when I open the
effects panel the second I click on the 'Dreamy' icon, it freezes the
interface in an odd manner. The mouse freezes and I must use keyboard
to access menu commands. (possible USB conflict).
It could be the Gaussian effect because it's pretty CPU intensive.
Sometimes Premiere freezes completely with the use of that effect. I
have experimented with most of the other effects and only the 'Dreamy'
effect does it so far.
Once the effect is applied and fails, when I exit Premiere I get the
following error: Adobe QT32 Server 8.0 has stopped working. Curious,
because this was installed by Premiere Elements on my 64 bit system by
the Adobe installer.
Should be a 64 bit app by now (2016). I would think if Adobe used a
different exporter service besides Quicktime it might make the program
more stable for Windows users as it is quite outdated. (only Mac
supported at this time).
I have also noted that passed QT/Adobe apps had problems with multi-core
processors. Mine being a 4 core (hyperthreaded to 8), I set the affinity
to 1 core for both Premiere and Quicktime and disabled hyperthreading
all with no results.
So, before I had received your reply I had figured out a temporary
workaround where I export the move files individually with the Dream
effect applied. Seems to work on single files without transitions,
though still hangs Premiere half the time.
When I import them back into the timeline I can then have smooth
transitioning. It's a slow way to go but it will have to do until I
either find a solution or use a different editor. In the near future I
will experiment with more file types to see if this changes things.
Currently, with a few exceptions, all my video is mov files because that
is the output of the stock video sources I have in my library. I really
have limited time to troubleshoot as I am already behind schedule
because of this.