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No. Project versions aren't backwards compatible.
Maybe you can export as an EDL and import that into the earlier version? Not something I've tried and you might lose bits if you've used effects etc.
There's an idea for a reality TV show. It would be called "Code This Sucka!".
Exclusive on the Geek Channel. It would be a hand coding race against the clock between genius programmers. One of the challenges in the pilot is to hand convert a 300MB Premiere Pro CS4 project file to CS3. Whichever programmer finishes first with a file that will actually open in Premiere CS3, wins a 14' U Haul truck and a 2 hour shopping spree at Fry's Electronics.
If your timeline is relatively basic, you could try exporting an AAF from CS4, and importing that into CS3. Just go to Project > Export Project as AAF, and save the file in a convenient location. In theory, you should be able to import this into a new CS3 project, and most of the CS4 project's contents should come along for the ride. I've not tried this, so buyer beware. Check out more in this help file article.
Thank you very much Colin! It worked!
I know the projects are not backward compatible thats why I popped the question! :p
Charles thx for whatever it was!?
Excellent find Colin:
Was not aware of that feature. I wonder if Final Cut will open an AAF from CS4. If it does, it could possibly silence the Mac zealots in our office.
We hit the ground running with CS4 and haven't done nearly enough study of the product documentation.
Excellent; I'm glad to hear that worked! I believe that will be good information for anyone who has started a project on CS4 but is having "issues", and would like to return to the still waters of CS3 :)
Charles: I don't believe that FCP will open an AAF file on its own. I think you need Automatic Duck Pro Import FCP to import any sort of AAF file, and even then, I'm not sure there are any guarantees that a PPro-generated AAF would work in FCP. I tend to believe that it would, since the AAF files from PPro are supposed to work in Avid, and the Automatic Duck importer brings Avid AAF into FCP. Anyway, that a convoluted chain to say, "It MIGHT work" :D
>We hit the ground running with CS4 and haven't done nearly enough study of the product documentation.
You will also find links to many free tutorials in the PremiereProPedia that will quickly show you how things are done in Premiere Pro.
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