I took advantage of the recent promotion to upgrade to Premiere Pro from Elements 7. Now I simply want to convert my old files created in Elements to Premiere Pro. If I simply open the Elements file in Premiere Pro, it says it needs to convert the file and asks for location/file name. OK, and it pulls in the "Assets", but nothing on the timeline. Is this the extent of the conversion?
I saw a comment (another forum) that said rename the Elements file to a Premiere Pro file, then open it. That didn't work either.
I've tried (for my limit of half an hour) to find another discussion on this topic, but can't find one.
Also, to date, I'm extremely pleased with Premiere Pro. I work with AVCCAM files and it handles them much better than Elements (on the same machine).
I run on Windows XP (i7 processor)
Thanks in adance for any insight.
Common wisdom is to finish your project in the version you started with. I don't think it is possible to convert, but given the number of problems converting from one version to another within PR, it is highly inadvisable to even try it.
Finish first, then start NEW projects in PR.
Nothing on the timeline is easily remedied by double clicking on the sequence in the project panel of the converted project.
There is probably a better solution, but what I have done in this situation is export Elements projects as an .avi and start a new project in pro.
but nothing on the timeline.
Did you open the sequence after import?