What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 12 running on? Have you updated 12 to the 12.1 Update? If not, please do so.
Now to the immediate...
What are the properties of the files that you want to import into Premiere Elements 12/12.1?
You set the project preset to match the properties of the source media.
You are not going to be importing Pinnacle Studio project files into Premiere Elements. You will be importing exports from Pinnacle, and only those with formats that are supported by Premiere Elements. So, let us start with the above Q&A and then decide what next.
ATR, The problem is I no longer have the Pinnacle Studio Program installed on my current computer. The old computer died, but I had backed up my finished or rendered, edited, final format videos.
So I cannot export anything, only import the saved Studio files.
If I had know Adobe Elements had this problem I would have purchased the latest version of Studio. I thought Elements was supposed to be a better program>
Yes I did update to Elements 12.1. My operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium. As to the properties of the old studio files, how do I determine that from the listing of files in Windows Explorer or My Computer.
I just want to make sure we are OK on the communication.
What is the file extension of the Pinnacle files that you have and want to import into a Premiere Elements project? Does each of your files have a file extension of .stx? If so, that is supposed to be the Pinnacle project file. That cannot be imported in Premiere Elements.
If it turns out that you have files that were exported from Pinnacle (and they are not .stx files) and saved to your computer hard drive, I will ask for more details on them.
Looking forward to your follow up.
Thanks for your interest and time. Sorry I did not explain myself initially.
The files I was trying to import were saved as Pinnacle Studio “project” files. So they must be .stx, as you say. In Windows Explorer I cannot determine the file extension; all I can see is the project folder name and subfolder names.
Now that I think about it, when I was last working in Pinnacle at least two years ago, I had the option on how to save my files and I saved them as “project.” In fact all of the backed up videos are under an overarching folder named my video projects.
I did find two backed up files with an .avi extension, which did import.
So the best solution would be to find a computer to borrow that has Pinnacle installed and open and save the files to export as .avi. If that doesn’t work, I will try to find a trial version of Pinnacle to use.
Years ago a coworker told me to buy Adobe Premiere instead of Pinnacle. I wish I had listened.
Thanks for the follow up. It sounds like you have a good plan to try to be able to finish your Pinnacle projects.
The Premiere Elements tryout gives you a project file with an Adobe watermark until you purchase the program.
Just be on guard regarding Pinnacle tryout and the project files that you have from a purchased version. I am not sure how Pinnacle tryout will
deal with them.
We hope that you will be able to salvage your Pinnacle work.
>In Windows Explorer I cannot determine the file extension
Search http://search.microsoft.com/search.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US to learn how to use and configure Windows Explorer... seeing file extensions is an option that you can control
John T. Smith
Do I recall correctly that you have a history with Pinnacle? If so, does the program have a project file with the .stx file extension and does it stay the same from Pinnacle version to version?
Did you find anything that work after all
As far as I know, the situation is unchanged since this thread was written to last over a year ago.
What do you have, Pinnacle project files? Can you export the content of the Pinnacle project files to a video format that is compatible with Premiere Elements?
Do you have any version of Premiere Elements at this time?