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Viewing clip properties

  1. Adobe Premiere Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements
    1. What's new in Premiere Elements
    2. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    6. GPU accelerated rendering
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Preferences
    5. Tools
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
    7. Audio View
    8. Undoing changes
    9. Customizing shortcuts
    10. Working with scratch disks
  4. Working with projects
    1. Creating a project
    2. Adjust project settings and presets
    3. Save and back up projects
    4. Previewing movies
    5. Creating video collage
    6. Creating Highlight Reel
    7. Create a video story
    8. Creating Instant Movies
    9. Viewing clip properties
    10. Viewing a project's files
    11. Archiving projects
    12. GPU accelerated rendering
  5. Importing and adding media
    1. Add media
    2. Guidelines for adding files
    3. Set duration for imported still images
    4. 5.1 audio import
    5. Working with offline files
    6. Sharing files between Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements
    7. Creating specialty clips
    8. Work with aspect ratios and field options
  6. Arranging clips
    1. Arrange clips in the Expert view timeline
    2. Group, link, and disable clips
    3. Arranging clips in the Quick view timeline
    4. Working with clip and timeline markers
  7. Editing clips
    1. Reduce noise
    2. Select object
    3. Candid Moments
    4. Color Match
    5. Smart Trim
    6. Change clip speed and duration
    7. Split clips
    8. Freeze and hold frames
    9. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    10. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    11. Replace footage
    12. Working with source clips
    13. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    14. Trim clips
    15. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    16. Artistic effects
  8. Applying transitions
    1. Applying transitions to clips
    2. Transition basics
    3. Adjusting transitions
    4. Adding Transitions between video clips - Guided Edit
    5. Create special transitions
    6. Create a Luma Fade Transition effect - Guided Edit
  9. Special effects basics
    1. Effects reference
    2. Applying and removing effects
    3. Create a black and white video with a color pop - Guided Edit
    4. Time remapping - Guided edit
    5. Effects basics
    6. Working with effect presets
    7. Finding and organizing effects
    8. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    10. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    11. Best practices to create a time-lapse video
  10. Applying special effects
    1. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    2. Transparency and superimposing
    3. Reposition, scale, or rotate clips with the Motion effect
    4. Apply an Effects Mask to your video
    5. Adjust temperature and tint
    6. Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
    7. Create a picture-in-picture overlay
    8. Applying effects using Adjustment layers
    9. Adding Title to your movie
    10. Removing haze
    11. Creating a Picture in Picture - Guided Edit
    12. Create a Vignetting effect
    13. Add a Split Tone Effect
    14. Add FilmLooks effects
    15. Add an HSL Tuner effect
    16. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    17. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    18. Animated Sky - Guided edit
    19. Select object
    20. Animated Mattes - Guided Edit
    21. Double exposure- Guided Edit
  11. Special audio effects
    1. Mix audio and adjust volume with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Audio effects
    3. Adding sound effects to a video
    4. Adding music to video clips
    5. Create narrations
    6. Using soundtracks
    7. Music Remix
    8. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    9. Adding Scores to your movie - Guided edit
  12. Movie titles
    1. Creating titles
    2. Adding shapes and images to titles
    3. Adding color and shadows to titles
    4. Editing and formatting text
    5. Motion Titles
    6. Exporting and importing titles
    7. Arranging objects in titles
    8. Designing titles for TV
    9. Applying styles to text and graphics
    10. Adding a video in the title
  13. Disc menus
    1. Creating disc menus
    2. Working with menu markers
    3. Types of discs and menu options
    4. Previewing menus
  14. Sharing and exporting your movies
    1. Export and share your videos
    2. Sharing for PC playback
    3. Compression and data-rate basics
    4. Common settings for sharing

See an overview of basic clip properties

To view the basic properties of a clip, right-click/ctrl-click the clip in the Project Assets panel, choose Properties.

View comprehensive file information

Adobe Premiere Elements includes tools that you can use to evaluate a file in any supported format stored inside or outside a project. For example, you can determine whether a clip you exported has an appropriate data rate for Internet distribution. Video file properties can include file size, number of video and audio tracks, duration, average frame rate, audio sample rate, video data rate, and compression settings. In addition, they include information about dropped frames in captured clips.

Use the Get Properties feature to check for dropped frames in a clip you captured. Use the Data Rate Analysis graphs to evaluate how well the output data rate matches the requirements of your delivery medium. The graphs depict the render keyframe rate, the difference between compression keyframes and differenced frames (frames that exist between keyframes). They also depict the data rate levels at each frame.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • If the clip is in the Expert view timeline, select it and choose File > Get Properties For > Selection.

    • If the clip is not in the project, choose File > Get Properties For > File. Locate the clip you want to analyze and then click Open.

Customize List view properties

You can customize the List view to display only the information you want to see. You can also rename columns, add columns of your own, rearrange columns, and change the width of columns.

Specify which properties appear in List view

The Name property appears by default, and displays the clip name on disk. You cannot remove the Name property using the Edit Columns dialog box. You can change the name the clip uses inside the project.

  1. Open the Project Assets panel.
  2. Right-click/ctrl-click in the Media view, and choose Edit Columns. Ensure that you click an area outside the rows containing the assets.
  3. Select any of the following properties you want to appear in Media view, and click OK:


    Displays a check mark if the clip is used in the project.

    Media Type

    Media, such as Movie or Still Image.

    Frame Rate

    The frame rate of the clip, such as 29.97 fps.

    Media Duration

    Length of the captured media on disk, expressed in the Display Format specified in the General section of the Project Settings dialog box.

    Note: In Adobe Premiere Elements, all durations in a panel include the frames that the In point and Out point specify. For example, setting the In point and Out point to the same frame results in a duration of one frame.

    Video Duration

    The duration of the clip the Video In point and Out point define. Incorporating any adjustments applied in Adobe Premiere Elements, such as changing the clip speed.

    Audio Duration

    The duration of the clip the Audio In point and Out point define. Incorporating any adjustments applied in Adobe Premiere Elements, such as changing the clip speed.

    Video Info

    The frame size and aspect ratio of the clip, and whether an alpha channel is present.

    Audio Info

    The audio specifications of the clip.

    Video Usage

    The number of times the video component of a clip is used in the movie.

    Audio Usage

    The number of times the audio component of a clip is used in the movie.


    Specifies whether a clip is online or offline. If a clip is offline, this option also indicates why.


    Field for adding a client’s name or other details.

Adjust columns in List view

Use the List view to quickly evaluate, locate, or organize clips based on specific properties.

  1. Open the Project Assets panel.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To change the width of a column, position the pointer over a dividing line between column headings until the Column Resize icon appears. Then, drag horizontally.

    • To create a column, right-click/ctrl-click and choose Edit Columns, click Add and select a column name (after which the new column appears). Type a name and choose a type for the new column, and click OK. Text columns can contain any text you enter. Boolean columns provide a check box.

    • To display a column, right-click/ctrl-click and choose Edit Columns, and then click the box next to the column name you want to display.

    • To sort columns in ascending or descending order, click their heading.

    • To rearrange columns, right-click/ctrl-click and choose Edit Columns, select a column name, and click Move Up, or Move Down.

      Note: Adobe Premiere Elements locks some column attributes. You can’t locate or change these attributes in the Edit Columns dialog box. For example, you can change the names of columns you added, but not the names of columns built in Adobe Premiere Elements.

View details about effect properties

  1. Select a clip in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.
  2. Click the Applied Effects button and view the properties in the Applied Effects panel.


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