The only way to get an edited clip from within your Premiere Elements project to the computer hard drive save location is to export it to file saved to your computer hard drive. See Publish+Share/Computer/ and the choices and export settings there.
You can selectively export portions of your Timeline by
a. setting the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar to span just the segment to be export
b. in the export settings have a check mark the option there (if available for your export choice) "Share Work Area Bar Only".
Keep in mind that the shortened clips in the project still trace back to the original file that was imported into the project from the computer hard drive.
With Premiere Elements 12 Windows in conjunction with the program ClipMate, you can copy/paste insert between Premiere Elements projects.
And, you can save "subclips" from the Preview Window's trimming process to be part of the media in the project where the trimming is going on.
That is about the story on that.
I never tried using ClipMate - Premiere Elements for a copy and paste insert to a computer hard drive save location. I do not think it would work. But...I may give that a look to confirm or refute what I suspect will be the case.
Any questions or need clarification on anything written, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thanks so much! I will follow your ideas. I appreciate your quick reply. Awesome!
Thanks for the reply.
I gave a quick look at ClipMate in conjunction with Premiere Elements 12 with the thought of copying a Timeline file and pasting it into a folder in Libraries/Documents/Video of Windows 7 64 bit. I could not get it to work. No problems with this and the copy/paste insert between Premiere Elements projects described in the blog post that I cited.
I do not know for sure if what you want can or cannot be done. It will take more exploration and experimentation. My first impression is that it cannot be done, but that makes the task ever that more challenging.
Please update us on your progress.
Add On...Aside Note...I have found that the I can drag media into Project Assets or Timeline from say the desktop. But I cannot drag media out from the Project Assets or Timeline to the desktop. And, imported media are copies of originals at the hard drive location and the project traces back to them always.
When outputting to DI (Digital Intermediate) files, if you will be doing additional editing, and wish to maintain ultimate quality, this Tips & Tricks article will be useful: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4556586#4556586
Although I believe the selective exporting of your Timeline edited clips and/or the creation of subclips for a project's media would be your best way to go, here is where I am at in the ClipMate documentation.related to your idea to copy a Timeline clip and paste it to a hard drive save location.
If you are doing an SD project, look at DV AVI for the format of the export, if HD, check out the .m2t choices.