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What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running.
Where is this FAT32 separating long videos into segments?
Video files with formats compatible with Premiere Elements can be imported into a Premiere Elements project with the appropriate project settings, edited or not, and then exported as one whole file saved to the computer hard drive or burned to disc as a whole file.
Outside of Premiere Elements, there are ways to take individual files and convert them into one which represents those files seamlessly merged into one.
Please check out the following Command Prompt one.
But lots of details needed from you to see what applies to your situation.
Too premature to be downloading anything yet, especially without more details from you.
But, generalization for you "Do not purchase any software without looking at the tryout first."
Welcome to the forum.
If, in the splitting (FAT32 = ~ 4GB file size), there are Frames lost, then they are lost, unless you could go back to before that splitting. If there is an overlap, say last X Frames on split Clip A, then those same X Frames repeated on the beginning of split Clip B, you can easily Trim those, for a smooth transition.
If the Clips do have lost Frames, in the splitting process, then you might be satisfied by adding a Cross-Dissolve Transition between those - worth a look. That will not be perfect, but maybe "good enough."
If you're referring to AVCHD files for instance, then generally YES Premiere Pro can "join them" seamlessly. The trick is to copy the entire contents of the memory card to the hard drive, not just the video clips. Premiere needs all the folders from the SD card since additional info is buried in them. Then in Premiere, instead of using "Import" you would use the Media Browser function - this is intelligent and when importing long clips that are broken up, it imports them as one long clip with no gaps during playback. The clips are not physically joined - still separate, smaller clips on the drive - but Premiere Pro treats them as one continuous clip for purposes of editing and playback.
I've not tried Premiere Elements, so can't comment directly on how it handles those same clips.
When you have the time, please post when you get the Premiere Elements results which would be the counterpart of the Premiere Pro workflow that you present here in the Premiere Elements Forum.
There are many who cannot afford the Pro products and are looking for Premiere Elements answers.
But, interesting information for the Premiere Pro user.
Links to discuss the workflow...
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John T Smith
What workflow links are you presenting links for, Premiere Pro or Premiere Elements...looks like Premiere Pro.
Could you boil it down to applicability to Premiere Elements workflow counterparts? Have you successfully applied the Premiere Pro workflow or a workaround of it in any version of Premiere Elements?
The "metadata" workflow is independent of editing program... it has to do with copying the ENTIRE folder from an SD card to a hard drive before importing to edit
The "module" words may be different for Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro but the point is that the folder structure is needed so individual video segments may be joined to edit