You can't cut and paste between projects in Premiere Elements. (Although some people have been able to by supplementing the program with Clip Mate.)
The best solution is to use Publish & Share/Computer/Audio to output your project (or this segment of it) as a WAV file and then import that into your new project.
OK, I´ll try that. But it is a little bit strange to do that when you need to produce a film in several languages (Swedish, English, German in this case) and you can recycle everything except the speaker. I guess it is possible in the pro version? : )
Thanks for a quick reply, Steve.
As for PrPro, one would be working with a different setup - Sequences, within a single Project. PrE does not have Sequences, which are like mini-Projects, but within one single Project. In PrPro, you could Select your Audio Clip, or Clips, Copy, then Open a New Sequence, Target a particular Audio Track in the New Sequence, place the CTI (Current Time Indicator - or Playhead) on that New Sequence at the desired point, then just Paste.
Given your situation, in PrE, this would be my workflow, assuming that I had more than one Audio Track with Clips, but only wanted to use ONE of those in other Projects:
- Open Project
- Do a Save_As, naming it something like "Speaker_Audio."
- Delete any other Audio, that I did not wish to export.
- Publish+Share the remaining "speaker" Audio as a PCM/WAV @48KHz 16-bit (to get just the Audio, one would scroll down to near the list of the Publish+Share Options Panel, to Audio.
- Import that output PCM/WAV into the next Project.
- Done. The original Project would still have all Audio, untouched.
For what it's worth, most people add multiple language tracks during DVD authoring. That way you only need one video and the viewer can select which language he wants to watch it in.
This is a feature on most professional DVD authoring apps, like Encore and DVD Architect Pro.
That is how I handle multiple supplemental languages, and also supplemental Audio, such as DTS.
Good to know that DVD Architect Pro can do that too. I only use Encore, so did not know about the Sony product. Since Adobe support for Encore has ceased, I probably need to pick up a copy of DVD Architect Pro, and get you book on the program (assume that you also cover the Pro version?). Though, I am blessed with several working versions of Encore, and love them.
Thank you for that clarification.
If you do want to pursue the copy/paste insert between Premiere Elements projects, please check out my blog post on using Premiere Elements in conjunction with the program ClipMate. ClipMate is a Windows only program. Are you using Premiere Elements 12 on a Windows or Mac computer?