To view the basic properties of a clip, ctrl-click the clip in the Project Assets panel, choose Properties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ctrl-click in the List view, and choose Edit Columns. Ensure that you click an area outside the rows containing the assets.
Select any of the following properties you want to appear in List view, and click OK:
Displays a check mark if the clip is used in the project.
Media, such as Movie or Still Image.
The frame rate of the clip, such as 29.97 fps.
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.
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.
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.
The frame size and aspect ratio of the clip, and whether an alpha channel is present.
The audio specifications of the clip.
The number of times the video component of a clip is used in the movie.
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.
Use the List view to quickly evaluate, locate, or organize clips based on specific properties.
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, 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, 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, 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.