What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
You cannot import one project file (.prel) into another.
Generalizing for now, choices
a. export your Timeline content (your intro) to a file saved to the computer hard drive. And, then import that
file in new projects using the new project's Add Media/Files and Folders. See Publish+Share/Computer/ and one
of the choices there for generating this intro file for later use in other projects.
b. you could set up what is called a dummy projects - this is a project file with nothing else but the intro. And, anytime
you want to use the intro, you open one of these saved dummy projects and add your source media files to it.
Lots to discuss. Please fill in some more details and then we can fine tune the reply for your particular situation.
Thanks for quick response.
Premiere Elements 12, Windows 7
Those options sound great, in my mind i was attempting to use the "b." option.
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Do you know of any links on how to accomplish either of these tasks? i am very new to PE 12, in fact these question arise from my first project attempts.
Please post the properties of your source media that will be imported into the project to produce the original intro.
That information will be used by you (manually) or the project (automatically) to set a project preset to
match the properties of your source media.
When you go to export your intro to a file which will be saved to the computer hard drive for future use, you want to do so with export
settings that will produce a file whose properties will be consistent of project 2, 3, or 4 into which you want
to import that intro.
If you supply the properties of your source media going into the production of the intro (frame size, frame rate, interlaced or progressive), I will give
you a step by step example in your thread for you to try. If some problem with that, I will do the step by step
with some hypothetical values to demo the principles.
If you wanted to go the dummy project route...I would create a new project with the appropriate project settings and save the built
intro as the project file (prel). You can always make copies of the dummy project by opening one, going to File Menu/Save A Copy/ setting
the save location and giving the copy a new name like dummy project 2, 3, 4, or.....
Please let me know if you want me to do that. I can even include screenshots if necessary.
Thanks so much for your responses i found this Premiere Elements 12 - Basic Video Tutorial - YouTube and it answers all the questions i have about saving in a different formats.. Thanks so much for the help..
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