How do I add my edited to footage from 1 file to another file so that I can burn it to a singular dvd? I have tried to drop media, add media from file and I get a message saying file not supported or correct codec not installed. I don't understand that as the 2 separate files play on their own. Any advice would be appreciated.
>2 separate files play on their own
Is that PLAY as in play with something like Windows Media Player, or do you mean that both files will individually import into PrElements for editing?
In any event, please provide file details
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
To output a standard DV file, use Publish & Share/Computer/AVI to output each segment of your movie.
Then start a new project, using DV project settings, and combine the parts to produce a single DVD.
help nikeda please
What files are you talking about? Are these .mts, .avi, .mpg, .wmv files that you have imported and edited in one Premiere Elements project? Or are you referring to the project file known as the project.prel?
You cannot import a project.prel into another project.prel. If you want to combine the content of two or more different project. files, you must export/save the content of that project to file (DV AVI standard or widescreen depending on your project goal - can be discussed further if necessary) to the computer hard drive
Open a new project file with the appropriate DV AVI standard or widescreen project preset and then import all your saved DV AVI standard or widescreen into it for burn to DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen format on DVD disc.
If you are using Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1, 9.0/9.0.1, or 10 Windows, use of the program ClipMate is an effective way to copy/paste between Premiere Elements project files.
Please review and let us know the outcome.
Im not sure about the type of file just yet. I am talking about the project.prel. This all makes beautiful simple sense. I only hope I can make it work. I will try in a few days and let you all know.
You cannot directly combine PREL files, but, as Steve G. states, you can Share to an applicable AV file from each Project, and then Import those into a New Project (or into one of the Projects).