There are two basic approaches to using the contents of one project in another
1. Use Premiere Elements in conjunction with the ClipMate program for a Copy/Paste Insert scheme. Please refer to my blog post on that
2. Export the Timeline of the first project to a format consistent with the project preset of the second project. And, then import that file into the second project. If necessary, based on the details of your particular situation, we can discuss next what would be the appropriate file format for the export from the first project.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you need clarification on anything written.
Thanks ATR. I'm reading your blog. Stay tuned . The copy /paste approach seems to attract me.
However, I'd like to better understand your second option of exporting the timeline. If I take that route, want I would ultimately import into the new project would be one file (avi, or something like that)? or would I still have all the specific images, clips, effects etc. individucally distinct, in case I would want to edit them to fit the new project?
Look at the SHARING links on The Elements Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830
When you share/export a file, that is a finished, new video file that you would then put at the beginning of a new project
ATR, You are good. I went through the ClipMate and was able to successfully import every distinct element (images, effects etc.) into the new project.
Love it. Thank you for the blog post as well. It was very well documented.
John, thank you for clarification to my question
You guys rock.
Best answer comes with the information on the project preset of each of the projects involved and the properties of the source media on the Timeline of each as well as your intended export type. But, let me give you an example....
If you had a Premiere Elements 12 and two different projects
Project 1 and 2.....Maybe some 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 progressive frames per second so that the project preset is NTSC DSLR 1080p DSLR 1080p30 @ 29.97
Then consider exporting the first project Timeline as
Presets choices: M2T H.264 1920 x 1080p24 (change 24 to 29.97 under Advanced Tab/Video Tab)
or MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p30
Then import that file into the second project which already has the same project preset as the first project.
You do not want a DV AVI export if you are thinking in terms of a HD export. If the first project content were going into a NTSC DVD Widescreen project, then you might want to consider
a. export of the first project Timeline to NTSC DV AVI Widescreen
b. for second project, project preset of NTSC DV Widescreen.
Please let me know if you are OK with those details. I will rewrite if necessary if you need clarification on anything written.
Thanks for the follow up and the good news that the Copy/Paste Insert workflow worked for you.
I took so long writing my latest post that I did not see you latest post until after I had posted mine.
Add On...Thanks for the kind words about the blog details.