First the bad news - no. Once a Project has been created, that Project is set.
Now, the good news - you have the Assets rounded up, and know what needs to be done to them in the new Project.
The only way to really migrate the editing to another Project is with a Clipboard utility (cannot even recall its name right now), that you can use to Select all the Assets on your Timeline, Save to the enhanced Clipboard, and then Paste into the new Project.
Seems that the name is something like ClipMate, but I am not sure, and have never used it.
PS - Welcome to the forum.
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The party line is that you cannot change the project preset (new project dialog) from standard to widescreen once you have set the project preset to standard and opened the program to the workspace. But this does not hold up as a generalization.
Last year I described in this forum (See Post #19) how to accomplish this for Premiere Elements 4.0 and 7.0.
However, I have not tried it with Premiere Elements 8.0.1.
You might want to apply the above approach to Premiere Elements 8.0.1 or, depending how comfortable you feel with that task, simply start a new project as has been suggested.
I am not over this way too often. I will try to give this a look for Premiere Elements 8.0.1, but I am not sure of the timing for getting my results to you.
Hi Bill and ATR,
Thanks for the replies and help !
I ended up using ClipMate and was able to copy the old timeline, then paste into a New NTSC-DV-Widescreen project. Everything came over very clean. The only issue I had was that I was using 16-point garbage mattes for a bunch of green screened section of video and the points no longer lined up. The good news it that it was easy to correct.
So, thanks again ! You saved me hours (probably days) of time by not having to re-edit the video.
You are most welcome and glad that you are happily editing away!
I just downloaded ClipMate 7 trying to do the dame thing as you suggested for coping a timeline into a new project with the correct video settings. Problem is I can't seem to figure out how to get the ClipMate application to see the timeline and the objects that I highlighted to copy. Please let me know if I am missing something. Once clipmate is installed all I should have to to is highlight the stuff in the timeline then hit the ctrl+c to copy it. Is that right? Is there a setting in ClipMate that I need to switch on to see the timeline stuff?
Thanks for any help.
If you are looking for a step by step account of how to use Clipmate in Premiere Elements, please check out my thread on the topic at another forum that I frequent.
It has helped many, and I hope it will help you also working with Clipmate and Premiere Elements 8.0.1. The thread was meant to clear away many of the mysteries created by the use of Clipmate with Premiere Elements as well as many of the mysteries created by the people who used it.
Looking forward to your results.
(My opinion is that it is always a good idea to start your own new thread on your issue to give it maximum visibility.)
Perfect, Tony! Thanks for the link!
I'm convinced that, between this forum, Muvipix and ElementsVillage, there's really no question you can't get answered!