What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system?
After I export a project
1. How are you exporting your Timeline content in the share area of your Premiere Elements project, and in what format, example, MPEG, AVCHD, QuickTime, other? Please give details.
2. What are you calling your "original file", example, the project file (.prel) or the source file that you exported when you talk about "...I export a project"?
Let us start with the above and then decide what next based on the details in your reply.
thanks for the quick reply.
I'm using version 14 of premiere elements.
I'm exporting using the "share" option and simply using the smaller mp4
version for the time being. I will eventually need to export a high res
version, but for now, just the smaller one.
I've been saving my original file as, "MBTVAdDraft" then the (.prel)
I've been using the full version of premiere pro but i'm traveling a good
bit and needed something that would run a bit quicker on my macbook pro.
It's a processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, with 8 GB, 1600 MHz DDR3, and intel
iris 1536MB. Running version 10.10.5, OS X Yosemite.
Thank you for your help.
On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 10:56 AM, A.T. Romano <email@example.com>
Thanks for the reply. Please excuse the repeat questions but I just want to make sure that I am OK with the current details of your situation.
Your are using Premiere Elements 14 Mac (10.10.5, OSX Yosemite).
You take your original source file (from your camera) and import it into the Premiere Elements 14 Mac project.
You export that Timeline content to a .mp4 export by one of the Expert & Share choices of 14.
When you go to open the Premiere Elements 14 Mac project file again (from where your .mp4 came), it opens to the error message "The Project is not compatible with current version of Premiere Elements".
Is that what happens? My questions want to rule in or out any possibility
a. that you are trying to open Premiere Pro Mac project files in Premiere Elements 14 Mac
b. that you have Windows project files that you are trying to use on Mac or Mac project files that you are trying to use on Windows.
c. by some scenario, you are trying to open a project file (.prel) in another project file (.prel).
Yes, I am using Premiere Elements 14 Mac 10.19.5 OS X Yosemite
I have created an 30 second ad (for lack of a better term) with some video files that i have on my computer.
Yes, after I finish editing, I save the project (it also autosaves, but i do a final save), and I choose the mp4 or “Quick Export” setting to export.
I close out premiere pro/shut my computer down/etc. then when i come back to make edits to the project and try to open the project file I saved (or even the autosaved files), i get that message: “The Project is not compatible with current version of Premiere Elements".
To your follow up questions
a. yes. i’m trying to open a premiere elements file (that i had just saved in premier elements) in the Premiere Elements Program.
b. i’m only on a mac…1 computer, may laptop.
c. i guess that’s possible but i’m not sure how since i have tried to open the draft file to make edits. I’ve tried a few different ways to open the file…1) just double-clicking like would open most files. and 2) I’ve started the program then tried to open the file by going to File-Open. I get the message either way…even when i try to open the auto saved files.
Thanks for taking the time for the verification of the details.
1. If you have not done this, please delete the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file. I believe its location may be in Mac
Libraries/Application Data/Adobe/Premiere Elements/14.0.
2. Have you checked what program is set to open files with the .prel file extension?
3. If all else fails, you may want to consider Premiere Elements 14 Mac uninstall, free ccleaner Mac run through, and reinstall with antivirus and firewalls disabled.
I am suggesting the free cleaner only.
Do any of the above have any affect on the issue. If not, I will think about this some more.
Thanks for the follow ups.