3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2013 12:26 PM by Steve Grisetti

    Is Elements good for organizing 1000's of videos

    BillJa

      Is elements good for organizing 1000's of videos (no Photos), total size 1tb?

       

      If so which file format is best to save/load into elements for future output and compatibility?

       

      Thanks for your help,

       

      BillJa

        • 1. Re: Is Elements good for organizing 1000's of videos
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          First, what format are your videos and what model of camcorder are they coming from? Premiere Elements works best with camcorder-based video -- and worst with FRAPS-style videos recorded with third-party software.

           

          What video format you output as depends on how you're going to use your video. Will you display it online? Burn it to BluRay or DVD? Use it in another project? Is this project high-def or standard definition video?

           

          There really are no one-size-fits-all answers in the world of digital media.

          • 2. Re: Is Elements good for organizing 1000's of videos
            BillJa Level 1

            HI Steve

            Thanks for the info.

             

            I am converting 1000 Plus VTS files for loading into Premire Elements, which file format is best to convert to?

             

            I assume no problem organizing these files, as in Photoshop Elements?

             

            When I output from Premire I would would like to save my work online and on DVD.

             

            Thanks

            Bill

            • 3. Re: Is Elements good for organizing 1000's of videos
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              I don't know enough about Plus VTS files -- and couldn't find out anything with a Google search -- but it appears to be on-screen recording software, like FRAPS.

               

               

              If so, I would not recommend you edit these videos in Premiere Elements, especially if you're going to work with thousands of them. I think the process will be more trouble than it's worth.

               

              Even converting the files can be a bear, because it's unlikely you'll be able to convert them into a camcorder-type format the Premiere Elements will edit natively.