15 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2013 3:27 PM by the_wine_snob

    How can I work my project offline?

    Misha_Byram

      I live in rural where the high speed internet is not available. How can I work my project offline? It frustrates me.

       

      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: How can I work my project offline?
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          Misha_Byram

           

          Although your question is applicable to Premiere Elements in general, what version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?

           

          Were you able to activate your version of Premiere Elements program and certain of the processes that require activation before use? What can you not do with the program at the present time?

           

          You seem to have some form of Internet service since you did get your message posted in this forum. Although high speed Internet is not available in your area is there a lesser speed Internet that is?

           

          Please supply more details. But if you need to pursue program activation, Adobe is to be contacted since it is the only one who can do that. We are not Adobe. We are Premiere Elements users trying to help Premiere Elements users with their workflows. Adobe Chat can help you quickly and professional with these activation matters. Click on the following link:

          http://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?product=premiere-elements&topic=activating-my-product- or-serial-number-issues

          and then on "I still need help" to get the Adobe Chat pop up.

           

          Please update on your progress.

           

          Thanks.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: How can I work my project offline?
            Misha_Byram Level 1

            My computer is PC. My os is window 8.

             

            I am using PE11. I live in rural and I want to work whole offline. Every time I clink render, it requires me to have an Internet connection. It frustrates me because the area where I live has no high-speed Internet available. I am using library for wifi access.

             

            Michael Byram

            Event Planner

            Marketing Specialist

            • 3. Re: How can I work my project offline?
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              Misha_Byram

               

              I believe that the only one who may be able to help you, if at all, is Adobe. Apparently you have gotten beyond the program activation if you can get into the program to "render". I am assuming by render you mean export to a file saved to the hard drive or burn to disc rather than rendering the Timeline by pressing the Enter key of the computer main keyboard to get the best possible preview of what you will seeing in the Edit Mode monitor playback.

               

              The up front System Requirements do include the requirement of Internet connect for "certain program activities".

               

              There are several online articles on the matter of rural areas and Internet access. I do not know if you have investigated them. If you have, please excuse.

               

              http://techchannel.radioshack.com/high-speed-internet-access-rural-areas-1730.html

               

              http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2012/10/07/rural-broadband-options/1613461/

               

              But, I definitely would make contact with Adobe, initially through Adobe Chat, to get its perspective on your specific situation.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                nealeh Level 5

                Are you trying to save your project to a remote server?

                 

                Cheers,

                --

                Neale

                Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

                • 5. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Misha_Byram,

                   

                  PrE only needs an Internet connection for initial activation of certain modules in it, and then, only when you need to download Additional Functional Content, like the full library of Titles, Themes and Menus. Other than that, you can work offline, so long as your media files are local, and so long as your are not trying to Export/Share to some offline system, per Neale's comment.

                   

                  What is not working for you, with no Internet connection?

                   

                  Good luck,

                   

                  Hunt

                  • 6. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                    Hunt,

                     

                    In response to my question in post #1,

                     

                    Were you able to activate your version of Premiere Elements program and certain of the processes that require activation before use? What can you not do with the program at the present time?

                     

                    We know so far from Misha_Byram,

                     

                    My computer is PC. My os is window 8.

                     

                    I am using PE11. I live in rural and I want to work whole offline. Every time I clink render, it requires me to have an Internet connection. It frustrates me because the area where I live has no high-speed Internet available. I am using library for wifi access.

                     

                    ATR

                    • 7. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                      the_wine_snob Level 9

                      For the library, once either the full library, or just the items needed, have been downloaded, then there is no need to connect to the Internet, to edit video, with Source Files, which are local, and for an output to a local HDD.

                       

                      THAT is my point. There is no need to later be connected to the Internet, for editing.

                       

                      Hunt

                      • 8. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                        A.T. Romano Level 7

                        Hunt,

                         

                        Your post #7 tossed me out when I was trying to make a point about Misha_Byram's only reply so far about the question that I had asked

                        in post  #1 of this thread

                        What can you not do with the program at the present time?

                        The reply was

                         

                        Every time I clink render, it requires me to have an Internet connection

                         

                        I am waiting for clarification on the following from post #3 of this thread

                         

                         

                        I believe that the only one who may be able to help you, if at all, is Adobe. Apparently you have gotten beyond the program activation if you can get into the program to "render". I am assuming by render you mean export to a file saved to the hard drive or burn to disc rather than rendering the Timeline by pressing the Enter key of the computer main keyboard to get the best possible preview of what you will seeing in the Edit Mode monitor playback.

                        So, my point is that this is probably an export issue related to activation of processes  not activated when this ID had the opportunity to be online at the library with Premiere Elements.

                         

                        ATR

                        • 9. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                          Misha_Byram Level 1

                          You are my heaven and thank you for points. I find that very helpful!

                           

                          Michael Byram

                          Event Planner

                          Marketing Specialist

                          • 10. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                            the_wine_snob Level 9

                            Perhaps you did not fully read Reply # 5:

                             

                            Misha_Byram,

                             

                            PrE only needs an Internet connection for initial activation of certain modules in it, and then, only when you need to download Additional Functional Content, like the full library of Titles, Themes and Menus. Other than that, you can work offline, so long as your media files are local, and so long as your are not trying to Export/Share to some offline system, per Neale's comment.

                             

                            What is not working for you, with no Internet connection?

                             

                            Good luck,

                             

                            Hunt

                            Or you did not understand what I typed - concerning the Additonal Functional Content, and the need to have an Internet connection. Perhaps a re-read would be in order?

                             

                            Hunt

                            • 11. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                              the_wine_snob Level 9

                              Misha_Bryam,

                               

                              You are most welcome.

                               

                              While "offline editing" can be useful with some programs, and in some situations, it is not normally necessary with PrE.

                               

                              However, there ARE some instances, where an Internet connection will be helpful, but only for certain operations. The downloading of the full library of Additonal Functional Content is one of those. For that material, I would download EVERYTHING, grab a cup, or two, of coffee, and let it happen. From that point on, just ignore the Internet connection, as you should not need it.

                               

                              Happy editing, and good luck,

                               

                              Hunt

                              • 12. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                                A.T. Romano Level 7

                                Hunt,

                                 

                                I read post #5. Each time got same read.

                                 

                                Misha_Byram said that the problem was with rendering without the Internet connection. There was no mention of "Additional Functional Content" by Misha_Byram. But good you mentioned that for future reference. But,  all I was trying to do was to get a clarification on "render" as stated previously since Misha_Byram mentioned it as the here and now.

                                 

                                You and nealeh were talking about Export/Share to some offline system (remote server). I did not stretch the point that far. I was zeroing in on plain and simple export to file saved to computer hard drive. Often, activation for sharing choices pop up when first used. And, if you decide to use one of these choices for the first time and not at the library with the WiFi, that might create a problem.

                                 

                                ATR

                                • 13. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                                  I cannot think of any instance, where an Internet connection would be required to do a Render, as that is all accomplished locally.

                                   

                                  Some users refer to the process of Sharing/Exporting/Publishing as "rendering," as some programs use that term. If that is what Misha_Byram does mean, Neale's comment on doing the Share/Export/Publish to on-line storage, is the only situation, that I can think of, where an Internet connection would be required. Otherwise, the presence, or absence of an Internet connection, should have zero impact on the editing process.

                                   

                                  When working on large Projects, I will close down my wireless connection, as I also trun OFF my anti-virus and anti-malware programs, and do not want an Internet presence, even behind a stout hardware firewall. Since I have downloaded all Additional Functional Content, and installed that, plus have activated all modules in PrE, I have no need for my Internet connection. I can Render, Export/Share/Publish to my heart's content, and basically am doing off-line editing (though that term can also be confused), though my media files are all local.

                                   

                                  My observations were regarding the situations, where an Internet connection would be required, but only for particular operations, and not for normal editing in PrE.

                                   

                                  Good luck to Misha_Byram,

                                   

                                  Hunt

                                  • 14. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                                    Hunt

                                     

                                    Thanks for your additional comments.

                                     

                                    plus have activated all modules in PrE, I have no need for my Internet connection.

                                     

                                    "have activated all the modules in PrE..." is highly significant here. There are times when a particular export is not used right away while others are, and that particular not yet used export does require some sort of activation before use. That is the point that I wanted to address and define in the user's specific situation.....especially if one is banking on working completely offline, thinking that he or she had activated "everything" that needed an Internet connection activation.

                                     

                                    And, I have a fuzzy recollection about some of these Premiere Elements activation processes require periodic re-activation, but that is another matter.

                                     

                                    That is my story. I will not continue the point.

                                     

                                    Misha_Byram has been given information requested and can determine what works and does work consistently in that particular situation.

                                     

                                    ATR

                                    • 15. Re: How can I work my project offline?
                                      the_wine_snob Level 9

                                      ATR,

                                       

                                      You are correct. It is not a one-shot deal, and only happens, when one first uses one of those modules, that require activation for licensing reasons.

                                       

                                      One of the first things that I did with my PrE, was to step through every operation that I could think of, creating various test Projects along the way. Next step was to download all of the Additional Functional Content, rather than on an "as needed basis." Obviously, I could have missed some operation, where activation would become necessary, and that would be handled with my Internet connection activated.

                                       

                                      Hunt