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.can I select multiple photos and drop them onto the video time line in the order I select them in?
>Why do I loose the link to my files in the organiser?
You shouldn't. Not if the device the files are on remains connected to your computer. So we'll need more information in order to answr this question.
>I have edited and saved several projects, now I want to combine them as one movie how do I do that?
It depends on whether your project is standard definition video or high-def and which version of the program you are using.
Sorry I am very much a beginner, I thought this was a site specifically for Premier Elements 11 the product I have purchased,
when I look for a project that I have worked on and has been saved as " lizard.prel".
In the Organiser /Albums/Video Projects, I select the file " lizard.prel". the Media Pane shows "No media to be displayed" ,
if I open the Video editor, Existing Project and select the "open" Folder " lizard.prel"
or go to Folder: Adobe/Premier elements/11.
I can access the file.
When I look in 11/Encoded files. There are a stack of folders with names of files I have saved as projects however all are empty?
It looks as though they are saved to the Editor but not accessible through the Organiser, so I then can't select those projects to combine to make a master project?
Do you know of anyone in Sydney who gives lessons in Premier Elements11?
My books should be available there.
You can also start with my free 8 part Basic Training tutorial series.
You can also check out the entire tutorial course at http://Lynda.com
What are the media files you've added to Lizard.prel? What model of camcorder did these files come from and what software did you use to get the files from the camcorder to your computer?
Your media files will not be in 11/Encoded Files. They will be in the folder where you elected to copy them when you downloaded them from your camcorder or other media source. What operating system are you using?
There is often confusion, as to what the Project File, PREL, is and what's in it, plus how to use it.
The PREL, or Project File, is an XML code database, with instructions, and links to one's media files. It has no media files inside it, just links to where they were located on the system, when the user Imported the media files into the Project. For more detail, please see this article: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3392837#3392837
When one does a Save, Save_As, or Save_As_a_Copy, it is ONLY the PREL file that is written. That article goes into detail on the various types of Save, and their uses.
If one wishes to "save" a Project as media, they need to Export/Share/Publish that Project's Timeline to a media file. This file, will then display in Organizer, or any other cataloging utility program (with a few exceptions, but those are related to the specs. chosen in the Export/Share/Publish operation).
I hope that sorts out the confusion and good luck,
Thanks for the replies Bill and Steve,
The Cam corder is an Inexpensive Sanyo 3M waterproof the files are MP4 and my operating system is Windows7. The Sanyo came with Basic XACTI software which was quite limited thats why I went to the Premier Elements 11, I am not sure if I loaded the original files with XACTI (they show with SANYO logo) used Windows 7 or used the Premier Elements 11
"yes I was blond, now grey!"
I also have older footage taken on a JVC GR-D73AG, and a Canon which died both with DV tapes as MP3, I used to use Windows Movie Maker however had to move on as it didn't edit MP4.
Would I have been better off dumping the all the files in the media window and editted it all as one Project and the various Chapters rather than do the individual Projects convert them, then combine them?
It was maybe 140 clips which I thought was easier to first group rather than have all of it on the same time line.
Thanks for your time I will check out those links.