Abbreviated version for now...
Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are standalone products which each come with an Elements Organizer. When the same version of these programs are on the same computer, they share the same Elements Organizer catalog. What are you using as your photo editor?
Are you into preserving the project's disc menus as well as well as the edited Timeline content?
A.T., I'm open to any suggestions. Assuming I can go back into the project later and add a menu, no, I don't need to preserve menus.
It is late where I am, so I will comment first thing in the morning to give the reply full focus.
Are you using Photoshop Elements to edit your photos? I ask that to get perspective on Elements Organizer already in use in conjunction with Lightroom for your photo work. Do you have any version of Premiere Elements at this time? Premiere Elements 12 is the current version, but, if history repeats itself, Adobe should be releasing a new version at the end of September 2014. No one but Adobe knows what the new features will be. And, details of the new version are not made public until the moment of release of the new version.
To be continued.
Thanks for the follow up.
A.T., I usually shoot Nikon RAW and develop the photos in Lightroom 5. Typically Lightroom can provide the tweaks I need. However, if I need to do something that I'm more comfortable doing in Photoshop Elements I usually do it there (version 9), or if I want to create an image with layers.
I appreciate the heads up on v13 coming out soon. I will certainly keep my eye open.
Thanks for the follow ups. Sorry for the delayed response. Was thinking about your questions but got detoured several times.
Let us start with archiving....I do not know that there is a perfect solution with changing times et al.
1. Project Archiving would appear at face value to be a good choice
a. preserves your source media that the project file needs to trace back to
b. preserves the project file with all its edits so that your re-entry into the project will allow you further edits and/or alternative
c. there is a concern about disc menus in archived projects but you say that the disc menu aspect of the matter is not important to you
My main problem with Project Archiver is that you are dependent on being able to open the archived project file in the same version in which it was
created or a later version...the later the version, the more the concern.
2. When it comes to burn tos DVD, AVCHD, or Blu-ray....VIDEO_TS, BDMV, BDMV & Blu-ray disc image....
a. The best of all worlds might be accomplished by saving the VIDEO_TS Folder from a burn to folder for DVD and saving the BDMV from a burn to folder for AVCHD. There is no Premiere Elements burn to folder for Blu-ray. Depending on the version of Premiere Elements and the computer operating system, you could try for a burn to Blu-ray disc image with Phantom Burner in conjunction with Premiere Elements.
I would probably have more confidence on finding a program now or in the future - ImgBurn, Nero...to be available to take the VIDEO_TS, BDMV, or Blu-ray disc image to disc. You might even consider a burn to Blu-ray, followed by copying the BDMV Folder from it for archiving purposes. The video files from VIDEO_TS and BDMV are easily extracted.
3. If preserving the edited Timeline is the target, then SD project I would probably go with DV AVI standard or widescreen, if HD, probably an AVCHD.mp4 or AVCHD.m2t.
If Premiere Elements versions got stronger on disc image, I suspect I would go that route to preserve a project. Right now, I am doing a mix of all of the above.
As for Lightroom, Elements Organizer, and Premiere Elements. I am not a great fan of Lightroom. Neither am I have heavy user of Elements Organizer. However, I have looked a some Lightroom tryouts along the way to see what it is all about.
1. With regard to your use of Photoshop Elements 9 plus Lightroom, that seems consistent with the workflows suggested by others and the gains to be gotten in using the best attributes of each.
You would probably get greater advantage using the same version of Elements Organizer as Photoshop Elements for the sake of integration.
Just in case note....Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements are standalone programs, each coming with its own Elements Organizer. When Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements same versions are on the same computer they share the same Elements Organizer catalog..
2. For me, Lightroom and Premiere Elements, unlike Photoshop Elements, and video never seemed to integrate well.
The following is a link to some work I did with LIghtroom when I was at a forum that I no longer visit
From my perspective, Premiere Elements integration with Elements Organizer and Photoshop Elements gives me a workflow that meets my needs.
My camera does not record raw image format. But, if I have Camera Raw installed on my computer with Premiere Elements, I can import raw image format and dng as source media into a Premiere Elements project. For edit of the raw image format, I need the Camera Raw dialog which requires the presence of Photoshop Elements which I have.
Please review and consider the above and then let me know if I have targeted your question.
Thank you for downloading your brain into your last post. It is indeed helpful and has given me cause to pause and reflect on some very important things.
Your thoughts are always well thought out and honest and I am able to benefit from your wisdom this time.
Thanks for reviewing and considering my comments on your questions.
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