10 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2012 6:09 PM by whsprague

    How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?

    karaannmbb

      I have broken my raw video into pieces in elements but can't get it to import into organizer.

       

      I am using Elements 11 Trial.

        • 1. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
          Barbara B. Level 7

          Premiere Elements has its own forum and you'll get better help with video questions there. This one is just for Photoshop Elements. I'll move this for you.

          • 2. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
            whsprague Level 4

            karaannmbb wrote:

             

            I have broken my raw video into pieces in elements but can't get it to import into organizer.

             

            I am using Elements 11 Trial.

            Place the "Work Area Bars" (located on the time line) so that only a "piece" is covered.  Then "Share" to a computer file. Pick a file type that suits your needs.  Be sure to check the box titled "Share WorkArea Bar Only".  Unfortunately, the clip piece will be re-encoded.  PrE11 will do that well, but not perfect because any encoding always seems to loose a little.

             

            You did not say what camera you are using.  The software that came with my Sony and Panasonic camcorders is much better for splitting clips into smaller clips.  Some sort of magic is in them where re-encoding does not take place.  The pieces have the same picture quality as the original. 

             

            So, when I do what you want, I break it into pieces with the camcorder software, the put the video together in PrE with all the creative tools it offers.

             

            Bill

            • 3. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
              karaannmbb Level 1

              The video is actually a football highlight film for our son and came to us as a single mp4 file with about 60 plays of video on it.

               

              What I am trying to do is

               

              1) Cut it down into 60 individual videos (which I did and currently have in my project).

              2) Save the pieces off as individual video clips.

              3) Get the ability to rank/rate each video and select the 25 or so that will make up the final video.

              4) Polish/edit those that make the grade.

              5) Organize and assemble.

               

              Does this make sense?

               

              t

               

              Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:44:31 -0700

              From: forums_noreply@adobe.com

              To: tschramski@hotmail.com

              Subject: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?

               

               

               

               

               

               

                    

                         

                         

                         

                  Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?

               

               

                  created by whsprague in Premiere Elements - View the full discussion

               

               

               

              karaannmbb wrote: I have broken my raw video into pieces in elements but can't get it to import into organizer. I am using Elements 11 Trial.Place the "Work Area Bars" (located on the time line) so that only a "piece" is covered.  Then "Share" to a computer file. Pick a file type that suits your needs.  Be sure to check the box titled "Share WorkArea Bar Only".  Unfortunately, the clip piece will be re-encoded.  PrE11 will do that well, but not perfect because any encoding always seems to loose a little. You did not say what camera you are using.  The software that came with my Sony and Panasonic camcorders is much better for splitting clips into smaller clips.  Some sort of magic is in them where re-encoding does not take place.  The pieces have the same picture quality as the original.   So, when I do what you want, I break it into pieces with the camcorder software, the put the video together in PrE with all the creative tools it offers.  Bill

               

               

                   Please note that the Adobe Forums do not accept email attachments. If you want to embed a screen image in your message please visit the thread in the forum to embed the image at http://forums.adobe.com/message/4859754#4859754

                   Replies to this message go to everyone subscribed to this thread, not directly to the person who posted the message. To post a reply, either reply to this email or visit the message page: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4859754#4859754

                   To unsubscribe from this thread, please visit the message page at http://forums.adobe.com/message/4859754#4859754. In the Actions box on the right, click the Stop Email Notifications link.

                    

                   Start a new discussion in Premiere Elements by email or at Adobe Community

                For more information about maintaining your forum email notifications please go to http://forums.adobe.com/message/2936746#2936746.

              • 4. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                The recommended WAB (Work Area Bar) will do exactly what you want - limit the Exported/Shared/Published files to the exact, desired length, where you direct PrE to write the file. See this article for more info on the WAB: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3961685#3961685

                 

                For the output, you might want to look over this article on Intermediate Files to be re-edited: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4556586#4556586

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                  whsprague Level 4

                  1) Cut it down into 60 individual videos (which I did and currently have in my project).

                  2) Save the pieces off as individual video clips.

                  3) Get the ability to rank/rate each video and select the 25 or so that will make up the final video.

                  4) Polish/edit those that make the grade.

                  5) Organize and assemble.

                   

                  I might do it differently if I was starting from scratch.  But since you already divided the 60 clips you may have two choices.

                   

                  Assuming you have 60 clips in the timeline, with spaces between each one,  you could use numbered timeline markers and take notes on paper.  Review the clips, then delete the "bad" clips.  Join the remaining clips together and make your video.  The original file is never effected.  This system makes copies, so you can't make any permanent mistakes.

                   

                  If you really want separte files on you computer, go back to my first post.  You're going to have to do a Share>Computer>MPEG 60 times. 

                  • 6. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                    whsprague Level 4

                    Bill Hunt wrote:

                     

                     

                    For the output, you might want to look over this article on Intermediate Files to be re-edited: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4556586#4556586

                     

                    Hunt

                    Bill,

                     

                    I read that as carefully as I could and saw nothing but confusion.  I saw no simple way to add the "lossless" capability to PrE11. 

                     

                    Of the choices availabe under the "Share" menu, which is the closest to "lossless"?

                     

                    Thanks.

                     

                    Bill

                    • 7. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                      karaannmbb Level 1

                      My reason for breaking them out into separate videos was that

                       

                      a) I like the idea of being able to have them in organizer so that I can work with them in pieces.

                       

                      and

                       

                      b) I need to make several different videos out of these pieces.

                       

                      I know I can delete the chucks i want right in PrE and come up with my video but I am trying to have to avoid having to go through this process multiple (could be up to 6-8) time.

                      • 8. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                        the_wine_snob Level 9

                        One needs to download and install either/both the Lagarith Lossless, or UT Lossless CODEC. Then, under MS AVI, those Encoders will be available.

                         

                        Sorry for any confusion,

                         

                        Hunt

                        • 9. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                          karaannmbb Level 1

                          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

                          • 10. Re: How do I get video clips into Organizer from Elements?
                            whsprague Level 4

                            karaannmbb wrote:

                             

                            ....... 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.

                             

                             

                            Tom and Kara

                            One of the hard parts of digital video is that each time you save or copy, re-encoding takes place.  It keeps file size down and makes it editable on common computers, but is is "lossy" each time you make a save.  You are dealing with the "ways around it".

                             

                            Bill