I have several years of archived PE projects created in PE2 and 3 on a PC running Vista. The files are stored on an external disk. I would like to open the archived files using an iMac running Mountain Lion and PE10. When I tried to open the project files in PE10 on the iMac I got the message:
"The project is not compatible with current version of Premier Elements".
Is there a way of translating the project files so that they become compatible?
Until proven otherwise, I do not believe there is anyway to transfer a Premiere Elements (any version) project.prel file created in Windows to Premiere Elements (any version) on a Mac computer.
Where did you get the idea that you could?
Even if you were dealing with a Windows to Windows transfer, I might expect problems going from those very early versions (Premiere Elements 2 and 3) to Premiere Elements 10. Cannot guarantee that you would not encounter problems even then.
I will check further to confirm, but that is my understanding on the matter.
Do you have any Windows computer so that you could export each of those version 2 and 3 projects as a .mov export that you could import into your Premiere Elements 10 Mac project?
Add On...Please check out these recent threads to get varying perspective on the matter, most cannot do, one seems to say yes.
I agree with Tony.
I would not even recommend trying to open a version 3 project in the PC version of version 10. To do it across platform is virtually impossible.