I understand when you import a file you are just creating a link to the original file.
When you drag it over onto the timeline a copy of it is made in the project panel.
My question is what do you do with it after the edit,after you shorten it,color correct and SAVE. If I don't want to leave it on the timeline can I drag it back to the bin? Do I "clear it",,can I delete the original file and just keep the edited one?
Also,can I keep an edited clip to use in another project?,,if so how?
I've watched U Tube videos and I don't see an an answer, so if anyone has a link to a tutorial,,GREAT !!
Any help is much appreciated .Thank you,,,
"When you drag it over onto the timeline a copy of it is made in the project panel."
-- It is not a copy but a real time, temporary preview.
"what do you do with it after the edit,after you shorten it,color correct and SAVE."
-- You can 'output' to an entirely new video. "Saving" inside of Premiere Elements is saving the project which is a file full of the adjustments or edits you make. In other words, saving and exporting are two different things.
"If I don't want to leave it on the timeline can I drag it back to the bin?"
--If you don't want it to be in your output video, delete it. If you delete it in the Media bin it will be deleted from the entire project but it does not actually delete the file from your computer.
"can I keep an edited clip to use in another project?"
-- You could export it and use the new exported file in a new project.
What am I doing wrong ?, I SAVE changes,,close P.P. but when I reopen I only have the orginal file,,NO edites were kept
Please explain the steps you are taking to save your changes and the steps you are taking to reopen the project.
This is not like editing photos. The original video file will not have changes made to it. PrE will remember your intended edits or changes that will be there when you Export a new video file.
Are you doing this to open your project file?
I guess Im used to Photshop.import image,edit,save,,done..
import files into project panel
Review and trim I/O in source monitor,
drag over to the timeline for further edits.
At this point I assume chnages to clips are saaved and a copy is saved in project panel
so I clear the off the timelime, meaning I delete them.
I open PP and open the project from the list of recnt projeccts shown on the UI.
Guess what,,no you dont to have to guess,,you KNOW,,all I have are the orginals files...
Obviously I'm missing something,but than that is appernt to you,,LOL
Should I open project elsewhere?
Thanks for your time and patience.
When you do file-save you are NOT saving a new, edited video file... you are saving the project file, and you should not clear the timeline
To save a new, edited video file you need to do Export & Share to a new file
Go to http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/PrE2021.txt where I have a list of over 30 tutorial videos to watch
Since it is a text file, you will need to copy/paste the links into your web browser
THANK YOU!! I appreciate your help... 🙂