4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2010 5:37 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Premier Elements 8.0

    Dr Digital

      I was working in PrE 7 until recently and purchased PrE 8 with hopes of editing with newer features and options ( I should have stayed with 7).

       

      When I tried to continue working on an older project done in PrE 7 and then tried to bring it into PrE 8 I get a error window saying, "This file is not supported or the required  codec is not installed."  I have updated PrE 8 with the new patch 8.01 which handled some of the other challenges and turned off the elements auto analyzer, which by the way returned the speed of my computer to me and allowed me to control my editing.  Prior to that, once I started "play" in editing it wouldn't stop.

       

      I am currently donating my time and energy working on a project for a nonprofit organization that needs to be completed by this Friday (an old saying in non profit is, "No good deed goes unpunished.")  This project is taking much too long.  

       

      Computer Specs:

           Processor - Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 3.40 GHz  3.39 GHz

           RAM - 2 GB

           System - 32 bit

           Free Hard Drive Space - 121 GB

           Operating System: Windows 7 Professional

       

      I would appreciate any helpful advise in resolving the problem.

       

      Dr. Digital

        • 1. Re: Premier Elements 8.0
          nealeh Level 5

          You can run both PRE7 and PRE8 on the same machine. Use PRE7 to complete your project. In general always finish a PRE project with the software version originally used to create it - you will save yourself a lot of grief that way.

           

          If necessary you can then export your completed project as DV-AVI or HDV and import it into a PRE8 project.

           

          Cheers,
          --
          Neale
          Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

          • 2. Re: Premier Elements 8.0
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            I agree with Neale. Opening in older version project in a newer version of the program nearly always leads to buggy behavior.

             

            I'm also concerned about your computer specs. Unlike previous versions of the program, version 8 is a bit a resource hog and will not run well on a computer with less than a dual core processor. If you're editing HDV or AVCHD, you'll likely need a quad core processor or better to edit with it.

            • 3. Re: Premier Elements 8.0
              the_wine_snob Level 9
              When I tried to continue working on an older project done in PrE 7 and then tried to bring it into PrE 8 I get a error window saying, "This file is not supported or the required  codec is not installed."

              This is odd, as CODEC's are installed in the system. If one has PrE 7 & PrE 8 on the same computer, then the exact same CODEC's are available to each.

               

              In the PrE 7 Project, what are the details of Assets - the ones that now will not work correctly in PrE 8?

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Premier Elements 8.0
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                Of course, you DO want to make sure you're bringing in the video or audio and NOT the project (.prel) files into Premiere Elements 8.

                 

                Although, as I said above, even opening an older version project with version 8 can cause lots of buggy behavior.