Usually, a Project created in an earlier version, will translate pretty well to the next version, but not always.
Much has changed in how PrE works, between PrE 3.0 and PrE 10 - much!
As older versions of PrE can coexist well on a computer, my rec. would be to finish the PrE 3.0 Project in that version, and then use PrE 10 for new Projects. One variation on this option would be to do either a very tight, or a very loose edit in PrE 3.0, then Export/Share to DV-AVI, and Import that file into a new, matching PrE 10 Project, to finish things up.
If you have removed PrE 3.0, keep an eye out for issues with your PrE 10 installation, if you reinstall it. Usually, there will be few issues, but with such disparate versions, I am not sure that all will go perfectly. As an example, I had Adobe Production Studio CS2 installed on my laptop, and then later installed PrE 4.0. PrE broke everything in the Production Studio CS2 installation, and I had to do a Repair Install for every component. That fixed things. Apparently, Adobe had never considered that if one had PrPro CS2, and other components from the Production Studio, they would ever install PrE 4.0. Well, apparently many did, as Adobe had a KB Article on how to fix things, when they did. Just something to think about, and a potential to be aware of.
Thank you for your quick response B.H. However, I tried to complete the project in the older version, and since my upgrade, I am unable to even open said project in that former version. I am receiving an error message, stating that, "the project could not be loaded. it may be damaged or contain outdated elements". I guess once I upgraded, it canceled my functions in that older version. Go figure huh? leave it to me to have such problems...siiigh. I guess I will have no choice but to redo the entire project in PRE 10. But I do appreciate your hasty reply. Again much appreciated.
I also noticed that this version seems to function very choppy. Meaning...no matter where I am in my project...it plays in a very choppy manner, and I have to continuously rewind, and replay in order for it to finally run smoothly. Is this always the case? i also noticed that it takes a while to do a command. If I drag an effect over to an image in the timeline...it takes until the next drag of another effect before the previous effect actually surfaces and adds itself to the image. Thereby lagging one effect behind at a time.
As Bill says, you should not have opened a version 3 project with version 10. Doing so likely corrupted the project beyond repair. I hope you were able to find another copy of the project file so that you could complete it in version 3.
Meantime, what type video are you editing? What type of camcorder did it come from and how did you get it into your computer?
Which project settings did you select when you set up your Premiere Elements 10 project?
If your project settings match your video specs and you have an adequately powered computer, you should not be experiencing any choppiness.
How fast is your processor? Is your second drive an internal or external drive? An improperly set up second drive can certainly play very poorly. Many people make the mistake of setting up these drives in your operating system but not in their BIOS, for instance.
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How are you trying to open the project in PRE3? I do not think there will be an issue if you try to do a file-> open prel. There could be trouble if you double click the project file. This is because a later installation might take precedence and the incompatibility will be highlighted.
Hello S.G. & VDO Surfer...sorry...didn't see this reply or the one after this by VDO Surfer till just now.
I create videos out of JPEGs, GIFs, and WMVs I find online. of course I give them credit at the end of my productions. I have but one that was not done for a client which is on youtube. that was my first ever. I am sure its not the computer giving me trouble, as I recently had a blue screen crash, and had to wipe it totally clean. in doing so I only uploaded the images and GIFs I needed to complete this tribute video I am creating.
I started it out in PRE 3, and when the comp crashed, I was able to get it off the old HD, and put in onto the other one. I didn't plan on upgrading until after I uploaded it onto my new comp. Once I upgraded I began having all sorts of problems. It plays choppily, and acts as if it has to catch up with my prompts.
Again...I started this out in PRE3 so it was fine then. It did kind of the same thing, now that I think of it. I had to keep rewinding it, in order to get it to play straight through after it has caught up to itself. before I installed the upgrade I was online with the adobe chat rep. they told me all I had to do was download the newer versions and they would completely override the older versions. they didn't say that the projects previously created would be hindered by the newer version. and when I asked them that, they said 'oh no...no problem at all'.
So I did my homework. its ok though I will do it the old fashioned way. Back to the drawing board. I have already begun. and the funny part is, even doing it from the beginning...its still a little choppy. I guess that's how it is with this program. no matter if its a new project or existing one...it still plays back a little choppy.
I do have one question for you guys. When you have to delete and close a gap...why it is that it sometimes does not comply....causing me to move all of the frames over to fill the gap...manually?
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1) Ensure that none of the photos in your project is larger than 1000x750 pixels at 72 ppi, as detailed in the FAQ to the right of this forum.
2) Ensure that your project specs match your video format.
3) NEVER use WMVs as source video for editing in Premiere Elements.
Follow those rules and your choppiness should disappear.
As for delete-and-close-gap, it depends on whether you have selected the option to Delete or the option to Clear and if there is video or audio on a parallel track.
I really think you would benefit from some basic instruction with the program so that you can avoid some of the obvious pitfalls you keep stepping into. I offer books as well as tutorials on Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com as well as a free 8-part Basic Training tutorial series I urge you to work through before you commit to what appears to be a pretty complicated project. It will likely save you a lot of headaches later!
Thanks S.G. I will definitely look into that tutorial of yours. as much of a nerd as I am...I still hate reading a lot of manuals, and I used to be an electrician for the railroad some time before my accident, so I almost never ever read manuals at all. But this time, I guess there's no getting around it.
I will take U up on that offer...sigh...and start learning via instructions, and tutorials...wow...did those words actually come out of my mouth?
Is the play back choppy because of your videos? What format and resolution are those? Try GSpot (It is a software ) and that will give you and hence us more details on it.