Can you post a screen capture of what you're seeing? This is something I've never seen before. I'm not sure how clicking on a transition in the Transitions panel will show a white circle with a slanted line across it.
BTW, you say you just split the clip on your timeline and that you're adding a transition onto it? Note that, if that is the case, you're essentially transitioning a clip to itself -- and often that makes the transition invisible.
You don't say, but I assume you're dragging the transition onto the intersection of two clips and that you've tried trimming back each clip a second or so to allow for transitional material.
What model of camcorder is this video from and how did you add it to your computer's hard drive?
When you set up your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
Your reply has helped me to solve the immediate problem. I clipped a
second off both ends of the intersecting clips, and this time the
transition worked perfectly. I was under the understanding that this
was only necessary if the video had static images after the
transition was inserted. In my case it would not allow me to insert
it. Another interesting thing happened. the Console Message Icon
appeared in my desktop icons, and when I opened it it I had 1600
messages in it, mainly ......ganizer10(5185) toast deferred because
main window is not active, try again later another one
said ....ple.lauchd(1) (com.apple.sys logd(8265) exited abnormally:
Despite the fact that the Transition now work, these messages keep
coming in to my Console Message Monitor. I googled similar messages
and they appear to be connected with Adobe software, but I am at a
loss to understand what is happening, and how to stop these messages
I tried screen cap. but whilst I can read it on my monitor, I cannot
read it after I insert it into this message
Referring to your message :- Yes I had tried dragging trans. into
intersection (but before trimming back each end) My Camcorder is a
Canon HV20. The video file had first been loaded into iMovie and then
recently, taken from my movie hardrive into Pe10 using 720p. Its
properties were MPEG Movie, 2.2GB image size 1280X720 Frame Rate 25 I
notice that when I first open project, a yellow screen monentarily
appears with a series of sentences in various languages, is this
normal. I used PAL HDV 720p 25 to set up project, is this correct !
Are you saying your video is coming from your HV20 as 1280x720p? That doesn't sound right. But if you're processing it in iMovie before you bring it into Premiere Elements, that can be problematic too.
I highly recommend you use Premiere Elements for your entire workflow if you want the best results. Your HV20 is a tape-based HDV camcorder, so you should be capturing your video over a FireWire connection and your resulting video should be 1440x1080 HDV, which is how your project should be set up.
I don't know what the Console Message Monitor is, but you should be no means be getting messages re Premiere Elements on OSX Snow Leopard or Lion if you've got the program set up properly and you're using the proper workflow (and not a hybrid workflow through iMovie).