- Slow output rendering speed
- No 360-degree VR or 3D editing
- No multicam support
- No screen recording capability
Quick mode offers a clear, simple way to join video clips, add titles, transitions, image correction, soundtracks, and effects—all without requiring you to work in a labyrinth of tracks and controls. It uses an iMovie-like storyboard view of clips and is one of the cleanest views you’ll see anywhere.
A scrubber lets you move through your movie, and you can easily apply freeze-frames and rotation using buttons. Smart Trim and speed-altering are within easy access from each clip thumbnail. Another button lets you add music, with options to fade in and out.
The big new feature for the 2022 release is Auto Reframe. This, as it sounds, changes the aspect ratio of a clip by cropping it. The tool uses Adobe Sensei AI to determine what’s important in the frame and crops to show it.
In my testing, it worked almost instantly, and unlike my attempts with similar tools in Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut, it worked quite well in my tests, keeping a person centered, as you can see in the sample here.
I’ve shown the clip in its original aspect ratio in the small trimmer tool on the right. If you’re not happy with the crop, you can adjust its offset, position, scale, and rotation, from the Applied FX panel accessible on the right side of the interface.
Adobe Premiere Elements 2022.4 Crack Element’s Smart Trim identifies poor-quality sections of your media and can delete them all at once. Style choices—People, Action, and Mix—affect what sections of the clips are retained. It automatically selected Action for my bike-stunt test video, and trim suggestions appeared with no waiting required.
You can preview the suggested trims. The app did a good job of selecting the most active scenes, though one short section was dull, and some farther-away bike tricks weren’t included. It also removed out-of-focus and shaky sections, which I appreciated.
Handles let you easily extend the selections, and you can simply use the Delete key to remove one. If you have long footage of limited interest, Smart Trim is a helpful tool.
This tool is available in either Quick or Expert mode, and it lives in the Toolbar’s Tools/Video group. Before you can use it, you have to select a video clip or clips. The tool looks for faces that are in focus and well lighted. It did an excellent job of identifying pleasing stills from my video walk around the office. You can use a slider to create more or fewer shots, or simply click on a tool at the cursor to add one on demand.
Adobe Premiere Elements 2022.4 Crack lets you apply video stabilization from either Quick or Expert mode by choosing Shake Stabilizer from the Adjust panel. There are two methods of stabilization accessible from buttons—Quick and Detailed.
Quick isn’t that quick, however. My 1:35-minute clip took about 10 minutes to stabilize in Quick mode. At least Premiere Elements shows you the progress—minutes left, percent done, and current frame.
After that, a banner message says, “To avoid extreme cropping, set Framing to Stabilize Only or adjust other parameters.” In my testing, this meant going into the Detailed panel and choosing Advanced, where I had a lot of choices, such as smoothness, crop percent, and edge feather.
It’s a powerful tool, but you need patience for long clips. Large bumps aren’t always fixed, even with Smoothness set to 100 percent. One cool choice is Synthesize Edges, which prevents cropping.
Dehaze, a feature that has made its way into a lot of photo editing software, is available from Premiere Elements’ Effects panel’s Advanced Adjustment section. It did a fine job of adding contrast and saturation to my test landscape footage, as you can see in the nearby screenshot.
Reduce Grainy Noise
The Reduce Noise tool is another example of bringing something from photo editing to video editing. Amusingly, the program has long had a tool for adding noise as an effect, but not a correction. You simply drag the Reduce Noise icon from the FX menu on the right, and then the adjustments for the tool open. You only get three settings for the amount of noise reduction: Default, Medium, and High. It’s not going to turn a horribly noisy clip into a great one, but it does smooth out overly grainy shots.
As with most noise reduction, when you remove graininess you also lose some sharp detail, but in video this is less an issue than for photos. In the above screenshot the left has no correction, while the right has Noise Reduction applied. As you can clearly see, the tool works tolerably well.
Auto Smart Tone
A feature shared by Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements is Auto Smart Tone. After adjusting the image to its best-guess fix, this lighting correction shows a control puck in the center of a rectangle, with four extremes shown in thumbnails in the four corners of the preview window, towards which you can drag the puck and refine the app’s correction. In Premiere Elements, the tool finds similar scenes within a clip for correcting at the same time. The tool let me noticeably improve a test clip’s lighting.
Guided Edits in Premiere Elements
Adobe Premiere Elements 2022.4 Crack Edit tools hold your hand through the steps of creating effects that are more complex than just pressing a button or adjusting a slider. Simply tap the Guided Edits mode-switcher button to see them all.
When you go through an edit, a right panel with actions you need to take show up as tooltips that tell you exactly what to do and even prevent you from clicking Next until you’ve completed a step.
There are now 27 Guided Edits in Premiere Elements. Here’s a look at the two new ones (the first two here), along with some of the more interesting ones from previous versions.
Adjust Highlights and Shadows
This new Guided Edit takes you through a basic process often used to improve photos, but in this case, it’s applied to video content. After having you drop a clip onto the timeline, it points you to the Effects panel’s Shadow/Highlight button.
This helpfully includes an Auto Amounts checkbox, which may be all you need. Strangely, moving the Highlights slider to the right darkens the image, while doing the same with the Shadows slide lightens it. Adobe Lightroom made sliders consistent a while back, and it would be nice to see the same in Premiere Elements.
Animated Object Overlays
The last button along the right-side of the interface is a smiley face. Tap it to get to graphics that you can add as overlays to your video project. New for 2022 are Animated Objects. These include butterflies, stars, smilies, fire, and more.
I tested this feature by adding a storm cloud over Niagara Falls. On choosing the object, it downloaded, which is nice because it means it wasn’t taking up space on my hard drive. You simply drag the object onto the preview window where you want it, and overlay tracks appear for both video and audio (though my lightning had no sound). You can resize, move, and warp the placed object to taste.