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Updating to Premier Elements 2018

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Mar 12, 2018

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I'm currently running Premier Elements version 8.1. I haven't upgraded because there's not been a need to. Now however I may need to start doing some editing again. So my question is will the projects I created in version 8.1 be compatible with the 2018 version of Premier Elements.

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Dan

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Updating to Premier Elements 2018

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I'm currently running Premier Elements version 8.1. I haven't upgraded because there's not been a need to. Now however I may need to start doing some editing again. So my question is will the projects I created in version 8.1 be compatible with the 2018 version of Premier Elements.

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Dan

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Short answer: Not likely.

Longer answer: You can download the trial and see if you can get them to work.

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Dan,

Even if your old projects still work, I would suggest that you simply re-use the original resources (videos and graphics). I have about 200 videos from 20-minute YouTube projects that goes back a few PRE versions, and if I want to update a video using an older PRE, instead of loading the old project and adding new material, I just take the old resources, which include re-sized images and sometimes edited video, and re-create the project. In my case, the most time is involved in getting the resources ready; not making or editing the video. With the resources already prepared, it takes little time at all and you get to take advantage of all of the improved features.

Bill

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Thanks for the replies. I didn't suspect that they would be compatible because I had a real go of it just going from version 4 to version 8. Not that Adobe really is concerned with my opinion, but can't see how it would make any sense not to provide a conversion utility. It's going to be a lot of work to do as you suggest Bill as I have close to 100 videos. Will have to look to see what nifty little features come with 2018 and if it's worth it or not.

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Dan

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