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Premiere Elements 2020: All ways to remove effects are disabled

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Using Premiere Elements 2020 on Windows 10.

This is a bit strange.  I'm putting together a simple video -- a title, a video clip, another title, another clip, and so on.  I'm using the default fade in/fade out on all the titles and clips.  It's generally working great.  However, once in a while I notice the fade cuts off part of the video/audio I'd like to keep.  If I catch it early, I can just undo.  But, if I notice it later and try to remove the effect, all the menu or commands to do this are disabled.

If I right-click on a clip and then try to select Clip | Remove Effects, the "Remove Effects" menu item is disabled.  If I select a clip and then click on the tool bar to Edit Fx, I can see the Opacity effect.  But I can't delete it because the Trash Can icon is disabled.  My current workaround is to just delete the clip, re-add it, and start over.

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?  I've done 5 of these videos in 5 different projects and I'm running into the same roadblock in all of them.  I don't do a lot of editing (maybe a few times a year), so I've probably forgotten something important.  If you need more info, please let me know.  Thanks!

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Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

Fades and transitions are not effects, so you can't remove them by disabling the clip's effects.

If it's a true Fade In or Fade Out, it was created by keyframing the clip's Opacity. You can remove these keyframes by selecting the clip on your timeline and opening its Applied Effects panel by clicking the button on the toolbar on the right. Open up the Opacity property and click the stopwatch to turn off animation. This will remove all of the clip's Opacity keyframes and remove any fades in or fades out.

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Premiere Elements 2020: All ways to remove effects are disabled

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Using Premiere Elements 2020 on Windows 10.

This is a bit strange.  I'm putting together a simple video -- a title, a video clip, another title, another clip, and so on.  I'm using the default fade in/fade out on all the titles and clips.  It's generally working great.  However, once in a while I notice the fade cuts off part of the video/audio I'd like to keep.  If I catch it early, I can just undo.  But, if I notice it later and try to remove the effect, all the menu or commands to do this are disabled.

If I right-click on a clip and then try to select Clip | Remove Effects, the "Remove Effects" menu item is disabled.  If I select a clip and then click on the tool bar to Edit Fx, I can see the Opacity effect.  But I can't delete it because the Trash Can icon is disabled.  My current workaround is to just delete the clip, re-add it, and start over.

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?  I've done 5 of these videos in 5 different projects and I'm running into the same roadblock in all of them.  I don't do a lot of editing (maybe a few times a year), so I've probably forgotten something important.  If you need more info, please let me know.  Thanks!

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Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

Fades and transitions are not effects, so you can't remove them by disabling the clip's effects.

If it's a true Fade In or Fade Out, it was created by keyframing the clip's Opacity. You can remove these keyframes by selecting the clip on your timeline and opening its Applied Effects panel by clicking the button on the toolbar on the right. Open up the Opacity property and click the stopwatch to turn off animation. This will remove all of the clip's Opacity keyframes and remove any fades in or fades out.

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Fades and transitions are not effects, so you can't remove them by disabling the clip's effects.

If it's a true Fade In or Fade Out, it was created by keyframing the clip's Opacity. You can remove these keyframes by selecting the clip on your timeline and opening its Applied Effects panel by clicking the button on the toolbar on the right. Open up the Opacity property and click the stopwatch to turn off animation. This will remove all of the clip's Opacity keyframes and remove any fades in or fades out.

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Thanks for the reply.  I created a temp project to try this and it's not exactly what I was looking for.  It only affects the video (opacity) and not the audio (volume).  I discovered how to reset the audio fade by going to Fix | Adjustments | Volume and clicking Reset.

 

I was hoping for a one-step process to reset both the video and audio, but I guess this will do.

 

Again, thanks!

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