Premiere Elements: 64-bit version problem with Image Mask transition (PSE10)

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Anyone out there with Windows 7 64-bit please try using the 64-bit version of Adobe Premiere Elements and try applying under Transitions and "Special Effects" the "Image Mask" transition and see if it works properly. It doesn't work for me, but I've heard the 32-bit version may be OK. This is what I get when the transition should be played......

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Without knowing the rest of the source material and the contents of the mask, it's hard to tell if that is right or wrong.
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for your reply and your time. The mask you see in my 1st message is the default one that comes with Premiere Elements 10.

Below are the instructions that I am following. If you have Windows 7 x64 and the 64 bit version of Premiere Elements 10 please see if you get the same. It doesn't matter what source clips you use. They can be still JPGs, 3gp video from a phone... anything. This transition is broken.

Am using Windows 7 x64 with 16GB RAM.
35GB of free disk space left on system drive.

Create special transitions
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Create an Image Mask transition
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You can use a black-and-white bitmap image as a transition mask.

The first clip replaces the black area in the image, and the second clip replaces the white areas in the image.

If you use a grayscale image for the mask, pixels containing 50% or more gray convert to black, and pixels containing less than 50% gray convert to white.

Apply an Image Mask transition
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1. In the Tasks panel, click Edit, and then click Transitions .

2. From the menus in the Transition view, select Video Transitions from the first menu, select Special Effects from the second menu, and locate the Image Mask transition.

3. Drag the Image Mask transition to a cut between clips in the Timeline.

4. In the Image Mask Settings dialog box, click Select Image.

5. Locate and select the image file you want to use as a transition mask, and click Open. The image appears in the Image Mask Settings dialog box.

6. Click OK.
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OK, we'll have to wait for the Elements team to answer this one.
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Ok. Thanks. Perhaps they can also check the other "Special Effects" as well because I'm not so sure about those ones either.
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I'm having this trouble also (5/9/12) Has anything been done about this. I got it to work on an older 32 bit computer but there is not enough horsepower to do the whole job there. The machine that I'm using is an 8 core FX8100 with 10 G memory, Windows7 64 bit
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Hi Tomswmq,

When I got this problem I escalated this as a Support Case with the PSE 10 Support Team (as my product was still within the 1 year support agreement).
After a few calls to and from them, they have acknowledged that this is in fact a bug. A couple of the other transistions under that section are not woking either.
I am expecting an update to be released for this but no date has been supplied as of yet from Adobe. When they do I'll post it here unless they publicise it well themselves.
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Thank Benet, I was hoping I missed an update.