3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 26, 2008 12:46 PM by (Tooley_Tim)

    Using clips from other projects

      I have been using Premiere Elements 3.0.2 running on XP to create some DVDs and Steve's book Premiere Elements 2 in a Snap has been very helpful. What I have been unable to find is a way to have a new/different project be able to use clips already finalized from other projects and avoid repeating that work when you want to include that exact clip in a new project. Nothing in the import media information I have read seems to indicate how to do this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Using clips from other projects
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
          Hey, thanks for endorsing the book, Tim! Have you seen my latest, for version 7? The answer is in there.

          But, for any version, it's as simple as going to File/Export/Movie (with the timeline selected) and outputting a DV-AVI of the clip you want to re-use.

          Then it's as simple as importing that AVI into your other project(s).

          DV-AVIs are the universal language of PC-based video editors, by the way. The perfect balance of size and quality, so you should see virtually no quality loss.
          • 2. Re: Using clips from other projects
            the_wine_snob Level 9
            If the editing has been completed in the first Project(s), you can Export>Movie (as DV-AVI) and then Import that into the next Project. If your Timeline has several "Clips," that you would like to use as individual Clips, you can use the WAB (Work Area Bar) to Export just the section that you want. Otherwise, you can Export the entire Timeline as one file.

            Note that any Transistions that have been added will appear in this Exported Clip.

            • 3. Re: Using clips from other projects
              Level 1
              Bill and Steve...thanks for the tips. Glad to hear there is little/no quality loss in the process.