Hi Cornflakey, I don't know what version of Premiere Elements you have, but I think this should be the same throughout.
At the bottom of the Media panel there is a strip of tiny symbols, a pair of binoculars (for find), a folder (to add a folder), A square with a tiny square in the bottom left hand corner, this is the one you want, if you hover the curser over it it will say "New Item", click on that and a drop down panel will ask you what you want to add, you want Black Video, Click on that and it will add about a 6 sec black video into the Media panel, drag it down on the timeline where you want it.....you can shorten it, or lengthen it by dragging on the end
Hope I have made myself clear
Last edited by Team Man; 10-19-2009 at 11:25 AM.
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