4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2013 6:44 PM by Steve Grisetti

    using iTunes and PE 11


      I am wanting to move up to PE 11 from iMovie. I am liking the functionality of PE 11 over iMovie so far. I am wondering if there is an easy way to import a song from iTunes into PE 11 without having to change to iTunes, find the song, drag it to my desktop, and then go back OR go to the iTunes Music folder via the Add Media->Folders and Files and do a manual search on the song I want?


      iMovie allows me to open a panel with all my songs and I can do a search on them and find the song I want rather easily and even preview it rather easily. If I could get this to work on PE 11, I would be sold!





        • 1. Re: using iTunes and PE 11
          tonytokyotani Level 1

          I might have been able to answer my own question to get a somewhat similar experience that I do in iMovie. I Add Media-->Folders and Files and I work my way to iTunes--> iTunes Music --> Music. I can then input a search and preview the song. A few extras steps, but I guess that can be okay. I guess I could also add the Music folder as a Favorite and be able to access those music files more quickly. Any other ideas would be welcomed.


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          • 2. Re: using iTunes and PE 11
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            I would certainly recommend converting your iTunes music to an MP3 or, even better, a WAV file before you import it into a Premiere Elements project. There are a couple of reasons for this.


            1) Premiere Elements works most efficiently with WAV audio (even the Mac version). Some file formats can cause the program to lug tremendously.


            2) iTunes has loosened their grip on their music a lot -- but a great many iTunes songs have copy protection which will throw up an error code when you try to use them in a video editing project. If you get an error when you add a song from iTunes to your Premiere Elements video project, this is why.

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            • 3. Re: using iTunes and PE 11
              tonytokyotani Level 1

              Steve - Thanks for the suggestion. I will keep this in mind as I continue to get my feet wet with the application. I think 95% or more of my songs are now DRM free from Apple, and in evaluating PE 11, I want to try to make creating a project as efficient as possible. If I find I have to start to convert music, photos, videos etc a lot in PE, I'll probably just stick with iMovie. I have 30 days to find this out, so I definitely will let you kow.


              And, your book will for sure help me along the way!



              • 4. Re: using iTunes and PE 11
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                Thanks for supporting the book, Tony! Happy moviemaking!