What do you mean by "create a file" ???
Do you mean a PROJECT file, or a VIDEO file?
You should be able to use the publish/share process to create a video file that you may then edit in P-Pro
The elements program seems only to create a .prel file. My export is grayed. It is my understanding that publish or share creates a format compatible with Facebook, YouTube or other communications medium.I was thinking like MOV or AVI
Your understanding is not correct... The Elements Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help
Click the publish/share links and read about all the options... you sometimes need to scroll through the screen options to file the file type that you want
The important information that I do not see mentioned nor offered by you.
1.What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system it is running? What version of Premiere Pro do you want to use?
The Premiere Pro Import Supported Formats seem to indicate that it will accept the Premiere Elements project.prel (project file) on Windows Only.
This may or may not be possible depending on damaged projects or outdated elements.
2. If you want to export your Premiere Elements Timeline to a file saved to the computer hard drive and subsequently import that into your Premiere Pro version, that "should" work. You would go to the Premiere Elements Publish+Share/Computer/ and make a selection based on what the Premiere Pro Import Supported file formats are and what you need. I can help you with that. But, details first.
But, just a "beware"...when you get to Premiere Elements 11 or 12 (if that is the version involved) Publish+Share/Computer/ there are several categories, but all you see is Adobe Flash Video, MPEG, and AVCHD. The rest of the list that includes AVI and QuickTime which both need to be scrolled to all of the time to see them, not just sometimes, with the thin scroll bar to the right of the list of choices. You can export files
with AVI file extension, under Publish+Share/Computer/AVI
with MOV file extension, under Publish + Share/Computer/QuickTime
And, if you do not have QuickTime installed on your computer with Premiere Elements, you are not going to have presets for the QuickTime export.
Remember, there is more to an export than just its file extension. Know your other export properties as well.
In many cases, you can customize the export settings to suit your requirements.
Problems will exist if you are trying to go from Premiere Elements Windows to Premiere Pro Mac or vice versa.
I would be glad for the opportunity to help you with this issue, but details are needed.
Looking forward to your follow up.
Thanks Romano. Adobe hides things in the darndest places. Found "publish and share" and the slider. Worked great from there. I am considering to use Elements 12, but in the past found I had compatibility problems a few years and versions back. Wanted to check this out on Elements 12. Adobe has created a lot of improvements to a fairly inexpensive program.
Great news "Worked great from there."
Give 12 and its 12.1 Update a good workout before purchase. That 12.1 corrected a text style issue targeting the Expert workspace among other things that are not as well defined.
But, keep in mind, if history repeats itself, Adobe should be releasing a new version of Premiere Elements at the end of September 2014 No one but Adobe knows the feature set for the new version. That type of information is not released until the moment the new version is released.
Thanks for the follow up.
Thanks for the tips