4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2013 7:03 AM by blusnapper

    Archiving Edited Clips for further use


      In order to reduce the amount of space used I am trying to archive some of my edited video clips using the Archive function in Adobe Premiere Elements v11.  I am using the “archive” option which states that only the edited portions of the clips in the timeline plus 30 frames either side will be saved.  However when I check the archived file it’s saving the entire clip defeating my objective of removing the rubbish and saving space.  Any help would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Archiving Edited Clips for further use
          Nash_John Level 3

          Hi Blusnapper


          The function of Archiving Project feature in Premiere Elements is to transfer project from one system to another or to save all media files used in the project plus the .prel project file at one single place. It will exclude those files which you have imported into your project but not used on your timeline.

          It helps in moving projects between systems, and also when you want to keep your project plus the media used in it at some place, safe for later use.

          However, it will include the entire clips which you have used and not just the portion of the clip you are using.



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          • 2. Re: Archiving Edited Clips for further use
            blusnapper Level 1

            Thanks for the swift reply John.


            I obviously have misunderstood the Archive facility.  However, I would appreciate suggestions as to the best method of saving my edited clips for future use in other video projects without loss of quality.  I see no point in saving a 10 minute clip when I only need 15 seconds of the footage.  I am currently shooting DSLR 1080p 30fps and I am using APE v11.  What is the best file format to save my edited clips to if I wish to reuse them?

            • 3. Re: Archiving Edited Clips for further use
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              When I have edited footage, and will want to include that edited material in other Projects, I output the Timeline to a separate file. In my case, I am very concerned with the quality of that output, so choose a format/CODEC to maintain the ultimate quality. This article covers my output options: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4556586#4556586


              Some users do not feel that the lossless CODEC's are all that important, and will just choose, say an H.264 CODEC for the intermediate files. As that does introduce additional compression, and a slight loss in data, I go the extra step. You might, or might not, feel that the quality difference is worth the effort. The choice will be yours.


              Good luck,



              • 4. Re: Archiving Edited Clips for further use
                blusnapper Level 1

                Thanks Bill for the comprehensive reply.