4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2014 12:02 PM by A.T. Romano

    Saving project as MP4 file or .mov file

    kevinbwatkins Level 1

      I want to burn my finished project as a DVD but my burning program needs it to be in a .mov or MP4 format. Can I save my project as such??

        • 1. Re: Saving project as MP4 file or .mov file
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          kevinbwatkins

           

          What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?

           

          Did you produce a DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc or AVCHD format on DVD disc? If, DVD-VIDEO, was that DVD-VIDEO standard 4:3 or

          DVD-VIDEO widescreen 16:9?

           

          For now, assuming Premiere Elements 12/12.1 on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit and assuming that you want the file to reflect the resolution

          of the DVD-VIDEO (presumed widescreen in this example)

           

          for the .mp4

          Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with Presets = MP4 NTSC DV Widescreen - using default export settings

           

          for the .mov

          Publish+Share/Computer/QuickTime with Presets = NTSC DV 16:9 - using default export settings

           

          With details, we can fine tune what you seek.

           

          We will be watching for your follow up.

           

          Thank you.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Saving project as MP4 file or .mov file
            kevinbwatkins Level 1

            Thanks for the response. Actually, what I need to do is to save the file to

            my harddrive with a MP4 or .mov extension. I need it saved with this

            extension so that I can burn it to a DVD using Nero Burning Rom software.

            Is there a way to save the project file as a MP4 or .mov file??

             

             

            On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM, A.T. Romano <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

            • 3. Re: Saving project as MP4 file or .mov file
              kevinbwatkins Level 1

              I forgot to add that I'm using Adobe Premiere Elements 11.

               

               

              On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 1:05 PM, Kevin B. Watkins <

              • 4. Re: Saving project as MP4 file or .mov file
                A.T. Romano Level 7

                kevinbwatkins

                 

                Thanks for the reply.

                 

                The project file is the project.prel. You cannot change the project file (project.prel file) into a project.mp4 or project.mov file.

                 

                But, what is possible is to export the Timeline content of that project.prel file to a file whose format has a .mp4 or .mov file extension.

                 

                For Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit, I would suggest

                for the .mp4

                Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with Presets = MP4 NTSC DV Widescreen - using default export settings

                 

                for the .mov

                Publish+Share/Computer/QuickTime with Presets = NTSC DV 16:9 - using default export settings

                 

                If you have a HD source on your Timeline and your destination is a DVD-VIDEO widescreen on DVD disc, you forced into the

                properties of the DVD-VIDEO product, namely 720 x 480 16:9 @ 29.97 interlaced frames per second (with 16:9 flag stretching

                the 720 x 480 to 856 x 480 for display after encoding).

                 

                But, if you have a HD source in this project that just produced the DVD-VIDEO widescreen on DVD disc, you can opt to export

                a file with the same resolution as the DVD or export to a file with a resolution comparable to the HD source. Please clarify and

                we can fine tune the suggested export setting accordingly.

                 

                Thank you.

                 

                ATR