First this is not Adobe. This is user to user.
You are making more work for yourself than needed. What is your intended export for your Timeline source? Be that as it may for the moment.
Set the project preset manually before you import the 1024 x 768 @ 30 progressive field per second into the new project.
All you need in the Edit area monitor is a 4:3 space for your 1024 x 768 4:3 video. Edit from the monitor within that space provided by the choice of the 4:3 project preset, and then under Publish+Share/Computer/select an export category and 4:3 preset and customize the export choice under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of the preset so that frame width = 1024, frame height = 768, ....etc.
1. Open Premiere Elements 13/13.1 to the Expert workspace File Menu/New/Project and follow the following instructions to set the project preset to
Flip Mino and Ultra 30p
- Open the project to the Expert workspace, and go to File Menu/New Project and Change Settings.
- In Change Settings, set the project preset to match the properties of the source media. In your case, the project preset is going to be the FLIP setting cited above. OK out of there.
- In the New Project dialog that opens, rename the project and make sure to have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on This Project". OK out of there.
- Back in the Expert workspace, import your source media using Add Media/ choice.
Note: In doing all this, the default scale to frame size will be in effect. Leave it that way. Your 1024 x 768 4:3 source should automatically fill the 640 x 480 4:3 space provided by the project preset.
The above will get you through the importing and editing steps. We will detail the export once we know more about your intent for the export.
Yes, I do know how to make a new project preset for Premiere Elements, but you do not need one.
Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
Hi ATR, thank you for your reply, and your spare time. It is deeply appreciated.
I would like to export the video as 1024 x firstname.lastname@example.org 4:3 without at any point having applied scaling or motion interpolation to the base footage.
Thats why I think I also want my Edit area to be 1024 x email@example.com.
So I guess the reason for your arguing is that because no actual processing of the end material happens until you export the video it doesn't matter what the Edit area is like, as long sa the aspect and fps is correct.
I am wondering if not image layers, effects, motions and opaque settings are getting influenced by this.
If you know how to make a new project preset for Premiere Elements I would really like to know.
Also, if you know a way I can move my work from the project with the wrong settings over to a project with correct settings, it would be really helpful =)
(I know I can just crop and scale my export from the other project, but that is not an very elegant solution)
And since I'm talking to an expert, what codec would you recommend using when you know you will have to encode the movie at a later stage? Is there a lossless compression that works particularly well with Adobe editing software?
Thanks for the follow up. Still think that you should try what I suggested in post 1. Again, please rule in or out post 1 direction for the wanted end product, much easier
But....please review the following principles for creating your own project preset for Premiere Elements 13/13.1
In versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 13/13.1, you could change project settings without starting a new project. This is done by editing the Notepad document of the saved closed project file (.prel). I have not found a way to apply this principle to Premiere Elements 13/13.1 because of the coding found in the Notepad document for the saved closed 13/13.1 project.
As for transferring Timeline content from one project to another...
a. export Timeline content of project 1 to file saved to computer hard drive and then import that import into project 2....project settings should be consistent along the route....some preferred to use a Lagarith.avi export...download and install Lagarith codec which should then be available Publish+Share/Computer/AVI under its Advanced Button/Video Tab.
b. Windows Only...use ClipMate in conjunction with Premiere Elements for a copy/paste insert between projects
We will be watching for your progress.