I have captured family VCR clips to digital files (.avi), imported them to Premiere Elements 9, and created DVD movies. I would like to copy a few seconds of a clip(s), and share them as mobile phone video messages and email attachments. I would like to do this as easily as possible, without altering the existing project files. Can I simply copy and paste a small section of the timeline? The help file only talks of splitting clips, which seems to be a meat cleaver approach. Thank you.
Welcome to the forum.
The easiest way to Export/Share parts of a Timeline, is through the use of the WAB (Work Area Bar). Most Export/Share formats support doing so with just the Work Area, but perhaps not 100%. Check that out for the Share>Mobile Devices settings.
Here is a look at the WAB: