What type of camcorder is your video coming from and how did you get it into your computer?
Also, do you have latest updates for your video card firmware and Quicktime?
Appreciate your interest and assistance... responses to your questions are as follows:
- Camcorder is Canon HV20
- Latest video firmware and Quicktime installed.
Well, you're footage is pretty standard, so it should work. But I've run into this with one other user. Couldn't figure it out for him either.
As a matter of fact, I am able to do the effect with my own footage, but I couldn't do it with his footage either. So it seems to be related to the source video.
Did you capture your video using Premiere Elements 8?
Can you downsample a segment of the video (using DV Lock on your Canon) so that it is captured as standard DV and see if that makes a difference?
- Video was captured with PRE 8. I have also experimented with other video files obtained from a different (i.e. other my Canon HV20) source. Unfortunately always with the same result. Please note these same sources video always work on another windows XP computer.
- Using DV lock did not produce the result either (however I have noted the frame used in manual track motion mode to select the object for tracking functioned (very) well in DV lock mode i.e. I was able without any difficulty re-size using any of the corners whereas with the vista computer it is always difficult to select and then resize. Usually only 1 out of the 4 corners are "active"... not sure if this is part of the same problem but probably worth mentiong).
Sorry, Gary. I'm afraid I can't be of more help. I recommend you contact Adobe Tech Support.
The issue was caused by Windows User Access Control corruption of some description. By opening up a new user account, motion tracking works correctly!
That is good to know and thank you for reporting. That info will help others in the future.