You don't say how you're saving the file to your desktop -- or even which version of the program you're using.
But, if you're using version 10, there is a preset made especially for creating video for Vimeo. Just to to Share/Computer/AVCHD and select the Vimeo preset.
hey Steve I have version 9 of adobe. once I have finished editing my video I save it then i go under file and hit save as and then I save it to my desk top.when I hit properties on the file that is saved on my desk top it reads this.adobe premiere elements project (.prel) I hope this helps and I appreciate all the help you have given me.
.prel files are not videos, Cory. They are project files.
Output videos are created using one of the Share options.
This FAQ tells you how to create a high-quality video for YouTube. The same specs should produce an excellent video for Vimeo.
If you'd like more details on how to output video, have a look at my free 8 part Basic Training tutorials at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
And, if you'd like step-by-step instructions for using this program, you can pick up a copy of one of my books.
hey Steve thinks for looking into this for me. I did what you had suggested and clicked share then choose computer then I saw the quicktime box but NO quicktime/MOV. so I choose quicktime then looked for the DV preset you where talking about but was unable to find it! The only options that I had where NTSC DV, NTSC DV 16:9, PAL DV, PAL DV 16:9. which one of these is the DV preset you are talking about? I tried the first one NTSC DV and it did not give me a settings window to change the settings you had suggested. thinks again Steve for all your help.
You are on the right track, Cory. Quicktime and MOV are the same Share options. Different versions call them different things -- but MOV and Quicktime are the same output.
As it says in the FAQ, once you have selected any of the DV presets (NTSC DV will do), you will then click the Advanced button to open the customization window and create your custom output.