Some reading that may help
Importing Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1065281
-and project settings http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1112086
Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137128
-Sharing to DVD or BluRay http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137645
-Sharing for Movies http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093
-Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237
Online User Guide http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/index.html
-Page to download current PDF http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements.html
Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions
There are dozens of possible types of MOV files, each with its own unique codecs and settings. Which you create depends on what are you going to use the file for after you output it.
Under the Edit menu, what are your project settings?
What do you plan to do with this MOV file?
Thank you so much John! I had one question and I received a treasure-trove of information. I am obviously new at this, trying to save and post to Flickr my first video from this program. You've been incredibly helpful!
OMG, there's so much to learn! I was just trying to get a video done & uploaded to Flickr, which didn't recognise the way the default file saved by the program. I've since found new ways of saving the video and have succesfully uploaded it, crude and rudimentary as it is... Thanks for your help!
You are correct - so very much to learn!
Besides trying to help, many of us spend a good deal of time on the Adobe forums, just trying to learn - I know that I do.
About the time that we think we have a good handle on things, Adobe makes changes, and we have to start over again. It has been that way with PrE 11, and also PrPro CS 6, at least for me.
Good luck, and John T's links have a lot of wonderful info. Also, Steve Grisetti, our tireless MOD and world-renown author, produces some great books, learning series, and now tutorial for Lynda.com. You have some great folk helping you out.
It's hard to give you specific information on outputting a file for Flickr since you didn't answer my questions about the project settings. However, here's generally how to do it:
Select Publish & Share/Computer/AVCHD. From the AVCHD preset drop-down menu, select the option for Vimeo SD. This will produce a file that will upload to Flickr with excellent results.
Meantime, have you checked out a free 8 part Basic Training tutorials? You may find them very helpful.
And if you need step by step instructions for every tool in the program, you can check out my books, available on Amazon.com and at the Muvipix store.