5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2017 12:47 PM by richardr52604486

    Elements 11 Keyframes Mac not working

    richardr52604486

      I am trying to create a simple title with a Lens Flare

      video is blank (black) 5 seconds. I add lens flare and open Applied Effects. and the stopwatch. I then set the brightness to 0 and click the stopwatch on the left that adds a key frame. I then move the time-line along and change the brightness to 100%. No keyframe. I try to click key frame and it just moves the original keyframe along the timeline...

       

      Anyone know how this works on a Mac. Is El Capitan 10.11.6 Am using Premiere Elements 11.

        • 1. Re: Elements 11 Keyframes Mac not working
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Can you post a screen capture of your Keyframe Control workspace for this effect?

          • 2. Re: Elements 11 Keyframes Mac not working
            richardr52604486 Level 1

            flare not working.jpg

             

            I am clicking the keyframes but they seem to add in other places. I clicked on the middle one here - and it added the right-hand one.

            Also I thought I should be able to drag the timeline in applied effects and see this move in the main timeline - but this doesn't happen - they seem unrelated...

            • 3. Re: Elements 11 Keyframes Mac not working
              richardr52604486 Level 1

              A bit of an update:

               

              I have trimmed the project down to bare plain black 5 seconds and text and resaved this. I have also changed my premiere cache folder to my scratch SSD drive. Closed and reopened the file - and it is now seeming to work - I can drag the marker in applied effects and it is hesitantly doing the same in the time-line.

               

              Also I have changed my technique in applied affects brightness to moving the timeline then clicking the key-frame then changing the brightness (I am sure on a pc I can move the timeline change the brightness then click the keyframe to remember the spot...)

              Also I am rendering the project after EACH change - a bit tedious but it is hanging together now.

               

              This is a bit odd - I am using a Mac Pro 3.04 GHz  6-core 2012 machine. It is a pretty pro machine (not the new trash-can but should be good enough). Am thinking there is a cache problem. I am thinking of upgrading elements 11 to 15 but would rather spend the money on final cut if this is a problem... (appreciate help here)

              • 4. Re: Elements 11 Keyframes Mac not working
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                I was not able to duplicate your issue, Richard. Version 11's Lens Flare brightness keyframed perfectly for me on El Capitan.

                 

                However, there is one difference between my workflow and yours.

                 

                Your black background is a blank BMP. Mine is a black video clip produced by going to the Project Asset's panel's Panel Options (Upper right of the panel) and and selecting New Item/Black Video.

                 

                 

                I don't know if that makes the difference, but it might be worth your experimenting with.

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                • 5. Re: Elements 11 Keyframes Mac not working
                  richardr52604486 Level 1

                  Bingo!

                   

                  I wonder why it behaved so differently - but was my mistake...

                   

                  Thanks so much