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Oops, I forgot to post the link:
Installed it, but no plug-in was put in the plug-in directory. There is no SmartSound menu item when I click on the new item icon.
Maybe having Pinnacle Studio 10 installed may have something to do with it. Studio comes with Quicktracks.
What version? It worked for me perfectly on PE3.
>There is no SmartSound menu item when I click on the new item icon.
Worked fine here Robert, even though I do have Pinnacle Studio 9 installed. In addition it kindly offered to look for and find my other Smartsounds and found and merged the fairly decent Pinnacle collection into the new library of SmartSounds. Haven't seen if they all work yet though!
>I don't know if anyone is familiar with this, but I just found it.
Yep, found it at muvipix.com ! If you couldn't remember where you found it, rhawkins, it's right here -
It shows up under Add Media :)
The installation got confused and didn't know where to install the plug-in, so it created a separate folder, "Program Files\Adobe\Plugin For Premiere." I dragged the file from there to the Premiere Elements 3.0 plug-in folder, and that did the trick.
Remnants of the Premiere Elements 2.0 folder structure were still on the hard drive and undoubtedly caused the confusion.
Where did you find 3.0 plug - in?
This is where you put the plug-ins:
c:\program files\adobe\adobe premiere elements 3.0\Plug-ins\US_EN
This is where you get the plug-in:
Thanks to Rob Bomer for providing the link.
I had a little experience using SmartSounds with Pinnacle, before I switched over to Premier Elements 3.0, which I am now learning. I've since uninstalled Pinnacle.
I installed the free SmartSounds for Premier and, after taking a brief look at it, it doesn't seem that "smart".
Perhaps my memory is failing me, but I seem to recall that, with Pinnacle Studion, SmartSounds was more integrated, and in particular did NOT require you to specify the length of the music clip in advance. Somehow, between Pinnacle and SmartSounds, it automatically adjusted the SmartSounds music clip on the fly to match what ever length you stretched it to.
Not so with Premier Elements. You specify the length in advance, then it generates the file, parks it in a folder you specify, then lastly you drag the clip to your soundtrack. If later you want it longer or shorter, you start over again.
Am I missing something?
The online help file for Smartsounds has all the instructions.
The online help for Smartsounds seems to confirm my previous post. So, I conclude the Smartsounds integration is indeed very clunky.