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How can I convert old prproj files to my current Adobe Premiere Elements 9?

Jun 16, 2013 3:07 AM

Tags: #problem #premiere #converting

My current Premiere does not open my old files. How can I solve that? I would like to add to my old work. Please help!

 
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:13 AM   in reply to K-dutch

    Elements does not work with PR files. Continue using PR.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:52 AM   in reply to K-dutch

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    In some cases, PrPro can Open/Import PREL (Project files from PrE), but PrE has never been able to Open (Importing a Project is not possible in PrE) a PRPROJ file, just as Harm states.

     

    One workaround would be to Export the Timeline from PrPro, and then Import (Get Media/Add Media, depending on version) that output file into PrE for further editing.

     

    Two methods:

     

    1. Edit the Timeline very loosely in PrPro, without any Transitions, and adequate Handles on each Clip, then Export that for Import into PrE. Then do any final editing.
    2. Edit the Timeline very tightly, exactly as you desire, essentially finishing the edit, then Export that for Import into PrE. Then do just very minor editing.

     

    Depending on exactly what you are working with, you might want to also consider using a lossless CODEC, like Lagarith, or UT, for those intermediate files.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:55 AM   in reply to K-dutch

    Also, if you are using Premiere Elements, it has a different forum

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 9:42 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Workaround? He cannot open the files.

     
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