I have another posting out here but maybe I am not being clear enough so I will pose the question another way.
I have a .mp4 file which contains 60 short pieces (happens to be football highlights) all strung together as one contiguous video.
What I am simply trying to do is to break it down for making a handful of highlight videos, each with a different angle. (ex Offense, Defense, Rushing, Passing, etc)
This is the basic outline of how I logically see it happening. Problem is that I am can't figure out step 2:
1) Cut it down into 60 individual videos (which I did and currently have in my project) using the Split/Clip functions of Elements.
2) Save the pieces off as individual video clips so that they can be rated/ranked/categorized in Organizer.
3) Polish/edit the individual pieces.
4) Organize and assemble the various videos using the clips.
For the life of me I can't get
a) Elements to allow me to save of my projects as individual clips.
b) Get the Organizer to allow me to bring my clips in.
I am using PE 11.
Does this make sense? Does anyone have any insight to offer?
As we said in response to your previous post, the Organizer will not save a larger file as shorter clips. And, when Premiere Elements divides are larger clip into smaller clips, it is not actually creating smaller clips -- it is created trimmed versions of the larger clip.
You can manually output shorter clips from your trimmed larger clip, but Premiere Elements does not have the ability to break a larger clip into actual smaller clips. For that you'll need a program like Scenalyzer, which only works on some video formats.
Ok, sounds good.
I will just have to squirrel away copies of my project then build my different flavors the hard way.
I may be look at other tools before I resort to that. I just hate to go through the headache of breaking it all down again but in the long haul could be worth it.
This just seems like the hard way to go about this task but then again I am a software guy and think in terms of reusable components. Maybe that mentality just doesnt work for video.
Oh well, thanks to all of you for your help.
Tom and Kara