I am unable to set an effective work area in Premiere Elements 14 on a Mac. I can set an in point using Option+[ however I cannot set an out point for the work area using Option+]. Hence the entire remainder of the media file becomes the work area.
According to the list of shortcuts available in Adobe Help there is no shortcut for an out point on a Mac ( Keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Elements )
I have tried customising the shortcuts, but that did not work either.
If I use in and out points from the Preview, when I go to save, and use the 'Export work area only' checkbox, it wants to export the entire file, not just the displayed clip.
Any suggestions? This seems like something fairly simple and should just work.
It looks like you're correct! Although this shortcut does work on a PC (Alt+]), it does not work on a Mac (although setting the Work Area Bar start does). The end point must be set manually.
I'd recommend you contact Adobe and advise them of this bug.