I just installed the trial version of premier elements and I cannot get anything loaded into the timeline. I uploaded a video in the organizer, then clicked on Create, Instant Movie. Next, the app flashes...returns focus back to premier elements, but nothing loads into elements and all my menu options are disabled.
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Did you install the additional Functional Content?
Instant Movies, Themes and a lot of Titles and Menu Sets are included in that material.
For hangs, or crashes, see this ARTICLE.