You can not open Premiere Pro projects in Premiere Elements. They're very different programs with very different project files.
Since you cannot open Premiere Pro projects in Premiere Elements, do you still have Premiere Pro so that you can export its Timeline to a file that you can import into Premiere Elements from its hard drive save location?
What version of Premiere Elements, what computer operating system are you planning to use?
To answer your questions: I bought Premiere Elements 14 as a replacement for my 32 bit Premiere Pro under the assumption, that I could work on older Premiere Pro projects, as it is possible with Photoshop Elements, which is downward compatible opening .psd files written with Photoshop 6.
I run Premiere Elements 14 under a 64 bit windows 8.1 in a two monitor setup.
In what format should I export my projects - in Premiere Pro - to be able to import them in Premiere Elements 14?
Now another issue has crept up: I can not resize or maximise the Workspace on my second monitor (1920 x 1200) without the program window jumping back to the main monitor and therefore being hidden by the full screen. I can not work that way!
Just to clarify, you won't be exporting a PROJECT that can be opened in Premiere Elements. You will be outputting finished video that you can open in Premiere Elements. If you've added titles or effects, you will not be able to remove them from this video in Premiere Elements. They will be a part of the finished video.
If you want it to remain an editable project, you'll have to finish it in Premiere Pro.
Thanks for the reply.
H.264.mp4 should give you good quality results. Some prefer the Lagarith.avi for intermediate. The project settings and export opportunities of your Premiere Pro project file would need to be factored in.
Premiere Elements (version 11 through 14) has its limitations apart from the question about a 1920 x 1080 vs 1920 x 1200 monitor and its scaling.
Please consider and then we can consider the consequences to your specific workflow.
Thank you for your assistance.
All WE I experimented with Premiere Elements14: there is really no way to work on my older Premiere Pro Projects with the new Premiere Elements.
The problem is, that I bought Premiere Elements to be able to finish my older projects in a 64 bit program. My Premiere Pro installs in Win 8.1.1 only in 32 bit, but my projects have become too complex to finish them in an unstable 32 bit Premiere Pro. What can I possibly do?
Also the two monitor setup simply does not work! Not only does Premiere Elements 14 forget the screen setup on closing (as you described), but it is not possible to spread the different windows over the 2 screens as you whish. The main program window always jumps back to the main screen (accompanied by a lot of flickering back an forth), the timeline can also not be placed at free will, not to speak of the video preview window. All this is standard with countless other programs!
Can you help?
What version of Premiere Pro is involved - earlier than CS5?
What is your Windows 8.1 computer - 32 or 64 bit?
Oh, much earlier than CS5, the version I use is Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 from around 2006.
I run Windows 8.1 on a 64 bit computer