2 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2009 2:34 PM by perjonas1

    Unable to load project (prel file)  into Premier Elements 7.0

    perjonas1 Level 1

      just installed 7.0 ..when attempting to load a project (slide show for play back on a DVD) created in Elements 3.0 .. get error that "The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements" .. I have no problem loading the same project in Elements 3.0. Also seems specific to this file, an other project create under 3.0 appears to load with out error. I  should point out that  the project that will not load was created in Elements 5.0 and exported over to Premier Element 3.0 to create a playable DVD .. the file that will load was created in Premier Elements 3.0 (not sure if that is significant but more information is better then less) .. any thoughts / suggestions would be appreciated ..thanks

        • 1. Re: Unable to load project (prel file)  into Premier Elements 7.0
          the_wine_snob Level 9
          "The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements"

           

          Unfortunately, the last part of that error says it all. Something is used, that no longer is in PE7, or has been changed significantly. Could be an Effect, a Transition (though those usually just disappear, and the file still Imports - PrPro gives a warning, and tells you which Transition is missing, and the TimeCode of where it was used), or something else.

           

          If you have PE3, you can do two things:

           

          1.) finish the edit there and Export to your delivery format

          2.) Export a DV-AVI file and bring THAT into PE7

           

          Neither is quite as good as being able to Import the .PREL and work on it in PE7, but those are about the only choices that I see. Now, if you have any clue as to what the Effect (whatever) is, that's causing the problem, you *might* be able to open a COPY of the .PREL in WordPad, search for that Effect, eliminate reference to it, and then Save as a .PREL. That might be a lot of work, and might well destroy that COPY of the file - that's why you work on a COPY.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Unable to load project (prel file)  into Premier Elements 7.0
            perjonas1 Level 1

            really appreciate the response ... thanks and have a great weekend!