I don't know what you are doing, but it sounds like you are saving projects to your USB. Normal "Saves" in video editing are saving the work of the project.
You need to "create a product" as you would with any video editing system. In this case it is Publish&Share. The current standard is probably an HD MP4 file.
The steps are Publish&Share > pick Computer > pick AVCHD > select Preset "MP4 H264 1920x1080p30 > name the file > pick a "Save In" and press the Save button.
Do that for each of your three movies.
If you want references for some useful tutorials, I have some favorites. Just ask.
Thank you so much. I had tried that a few times before but didn't know which preset to choose and they were not 'that' one.
One of those attempts however did seem to go onto the USB stick but still came up with media offline when I tried opening it on my Imac which has elements premiere 12 as well.
I'd be really grateful for a link to some tutorials.
I have found some but it's all been way over my head to be honest.
My college tutor isn't offering any help and my hand in for all completed work is Friday morning so I am now desperate.
Thanks also for the explanation. It was exactly what I needed to know and understand put in simple terms.
I'm doing it right now but will be over an hour until I see if it's sorted.
I got your private message that it worked.
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