Moving to an appropriate forum.
What are the properties of these AVCHD files (1920 x 1080p30 or other).
If as mentioned, then look at Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with Presets = MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p30.
And, do not forget to look at the import format supported by your other program in which you will use these files..
Hi ATR, thank you very much for your reply. The AVCHD (.m2ts file extension) are 1920 x 1080, Data and Total Bitrate is 24025 kbps / 25 frames/second.
Do I export the trimmed files via the Publish + Share tab, with the present MP4 ......as below? Is this correct please, thank you very much.....
Thanks for the follow up.
If your source media are 1920 x 1080p25, you can import and trim them in Premiere Elements 11, 12, or 13 and then export the trims using Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with Presets = MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p25. Before you hit the Save button there, set the save location for the export to a folder created on the computer hard drive to receive it.
Please let us know if that works for you. Any questions or need clarification, then please let us know.
Thank you for your help. I have tried this method exactly but what I come out with after exporting is one .mp4 file which isn’t the same file type as the video files were. The reason why I need them the same file type (.m2ts or otherwise .MTS) is so that they
can be burned to a blu ray disc, recopied to someone else’s computer, then re used again for trimming if they wish. So what I am meaning is they need to be in their original formal (or close to it) so they can be used to create another project on some elses computer with different software. Can you help please which file type I should export as, as I don’t really recognise any of those in the Publish/Share menu. Thank you very much.
There is no export from Premiere Elements (any version) that will give you a file extension .m2ts or .mts. That .m2ts and .mts are file extensions which represent the container format that wraps the AVCHD video and whatever audio compression the file has.
The .mp4 should serve your intended purpose....use of the file for the burn to Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray dis, copying the BDMV Folder from the Blu-ray disc, and editing BDMV Folder/STREAM Folder's video file (which is a .m2ts file).
But, what we could try (think it will work) as a workaround
1. export your Timeline as you did with the Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with presets = MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p25.
2. at that mp4 export's hard drive save location, then rename just the file extension from mp4 to m2ts or mts.
If you are sending this file to another for the burn to Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc, double check that this person's software supports the import of .m2ts and .mts.
Is the intended recipient of this file insisting on a m2ts or mts file?
Please review and consider, maybe try it as a mini test run. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions on the above.
Thanks ATR, but unable to change the file extension name of the .MP4 file after the movie has been exported to computer folder.
The movie is transferred to one .MP4 file on exporting to the computer folder. Can you tell me please, can the MP4 file if burned to a Blu Ray disc,
after giving to someone else, be copied onto their computer and then edited with other editing software/s?
i.e. meaning is a .MP4 file generally editable with other softwares? Thank you for your help, please advise. Regards, Kathy
Thanks for the reply. The mp4 is generally editable for Windows and Mac software. I think it the way to go for you rather than renaming the file extension which should have
been possible unless you were working with Folder Options/View Tab list with hide file extensions enabled.
The mp4 file can be burned to Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc. Or, you can burn it to disc as data disc if all you want to do is store the .mp4 file on the disc for later use in a burn to Blu-ray's unique structure on the Blu-ray disc..
I would suggest that you do a mini test run to verify the workflow. If all passes the test, then go full speed ahead with the Premiere Elements .mp4 file.
Please let me know if you are OK with the above information. Any questions on this, please ask.
Thank you for your advice. I started a test run burning the .MP4 file to Blu Ray disc but at about 99% the Cyber Power DVD burner stopped working.
I will have another go and take it from there. Will let you know how I get on in due course. Thank you very much again.
Thank you and others for all your help. ATR as per your email of 28/01 12.32pm, in Adobe Premier Elements 12 with my project loaded, I went to Publish/Share, exported the project to a folder in my computer which was exported as one .MP4 file.
I then burned that file to a rewritable Blu Ray disc (assuming a normal Blu Ray disc can also be copied), then copied that burned file back onto the computer and created a new Project in above program. Then imported this file into the new Project and tried to do some editing and that is working. I am supposing that the .mp4 file/s can be edited in most other programs. Thank you very much for all your help with this. I am on a steep learning curve with this video editing software.
I have Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, never used it yet. Do you know is this fairly easy to learn? Does anyone know of the best online tutorials to learn how to use this program please?
Thank you very much for any help.
Thanks for the update. Your progress sounds very good.
Premiere Elements 11, 12, and 13 are similar. But, version 13 has significant feature removals and a new Elements Organizer.
So, when viewing or reading tutorials, try to determine the version of the program being used for the tutorials. As I typically write
principles tend to remain the same from version to version, but the features tend to move, change, or be discontinued from version
to version. And, it is frustrating to be armed with principles when you cannot find a feature.
Some Comprehensive Free Resources for version 12.....
Please do not hesitate to ask if questions or need clarification.
Thank you very much ATR. Makes one wonder whether it’s worth doing an upgrade to version 13.
Thank you for the great links for resource tutorials. I am quite new to using this software for timeline editing, previously used the software which came with my smaller Sony camera,
so these will be very helpful.
Thank you again and keep up the great work!