I did this as well (export from a PrE 11 project) and discovered there are actually 2 files created, one with a weird ext that Win won't open and the other is the actual movie file, (.mpg) Might have to look around for that other one but should be in the same folder.
>Saved video to computer
Are you talking about the files from your camera, or "shared" out of PreElements?
Some learning resources
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
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
Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions
When one Exports/Shares to MPEG, with Multiplexed (combined) Audio & Video, first, the Video-only file is created, then the Audio-only file, and the .xmpses "helper" file. Finally, PrE uses the .xmpses file to guide it, in combining the two Streams into a Multiplexed file. Then, the work files are Deleted. Why the .xmpses is left, as it has served its purpose, I do not know.
If one has Windows Explorer open, to the destination folder, they can see these files being created.
A lot of the same thing happens, when one does a Burn to Disc. Working files are created, Audio and Video Streams are combined, then the MPEG-2 DVD file is packaged into the VOB containers. Lot of "stuff" going on.
Hope that helps,
Thanks, I did find a second file saved as AVCHD. At least this plays on win, but what I also need is to upload to a community web site which only accepts mpeg, avi, wav, mov etc not AVCHD. So I'm half way there.
Taking MPEG as an example, I would first check exactly what specs. for MPEG, that community Web site works best with. MPEG, like AVI, MOV, etc., can have all sorts of settings inside the format, and all possibilities might not work so well. Hopefully, the Web master can offer guidence on exactly which settings are ideal, including the Bit-Rates.
It would be the same for AVI, or MOV. Find out what they feel works the best, and then work from there.
Yes I see where you’re coming from, but I still need to get it into some form – any form! – of MPEG to start with. I just tried again in case I’d hit the wrong button at some stage yesterday, but it still reads MPEG to PC all through the rendering/saving process, then ends up in the folder as AVCHD.
Thanks for holding my hand anyway.
You say that this site accepts only "mpeg, avi, wav, mov etc" -- what's the "etc"?
MPEGs are not web formats. Neither are AVIs or MOVs, if they use the DV codec. And WAVs are, of course, sound files. MPEGs, AVIs and MOVs are, by default, interlaced formats. Put them up on the web and the results are gonig to look awful.
Can you tell us specifically what the needs of this site are? I can't imagine that they can't accept at least a WMV, MP4 or web-based MOV (which are forms of MP4s).
I would start with an MPEG, that is about as "plain-vanilla," as it gets: MPEG-2 DVD. I would keep the Bit-Rate at 2-pass, with about 7MB/sec., and then test.
Note: if you do not see the MPEG-2 DVD Preset, be sure to look for the little scroll bars to the right of that Share+Publish dialog screen. They are hard to see, and many just miss them entirely.
The Interlaced aspect, when used on a Web site, is a very good point.
That was why I had asked for the actual specs. for the required/suggested upload files.
Thanks for making that mention.
Firstly the site. It’s a community based site for sharing short movies. Secondly, what it accepts – sorry I was a bit woolly about this but I didn’t have the site up in front of me when I was responding yesterday. There is an ‘upload movie’ button which takes you through registration and then into what should be (and is for most people but I haven’t found any others using Premier Elements) a simple click and upload. What I get is a message to say the file has an invalid extension and that the site accepts only mov, avi, mp4, mpeg, wmv (sorry my brain turned this into wav) or m4a. So its not a question of whether it looks awful or not (and other results are OK), it’s a question of getting it there in the first place. The only sensible option on the Publish + Share Menu is Computer – I don’t want a DVD, or Facebook, Vimeo or YouTube. The only one of the permitted extensions which is offered on the menu is mpeg. So it’s back to my basic question, why, when I’ve selected mpeg,and the screen says it’s saving as mpeg, does it turn up in my videos folder as avchd?
Believe me guys, I appreciate your patience, I think it’s greater than mine!
Are you on a PC, or a Mac?
If on a PC, in the Publish+Share options under Computer, if you do not see WMV, make sure that you scroll down (those scroll bars are really hard to see, especially in the PrE 11 GUI), and choose that. There are several choices for WMV, and I would start with the highest quality, and try uploading that.
Thanks both, Steve and Hunt. Meanwhile I decided to play around with saving it for my iPad, and that produced an acceptable mp4 which the community site has accepted. So looks like Ive got 3 solutions now.
Over and out