Creating a New Project - PE

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Save Location

Multimedia Lab

  1. Click the Browse button.
  2. Select the Storage Drive icon on the left.
  3. Click the New Folder button on the bottom and label it with your name.
  4. Click Choose.

Computer Center Macs

  1. Click the Browse button.
  2. Select the Desktop icon on the left.
  3. Click the New Folder button on the bottom.
  4. Name the new folder.
  5. Click Choose.

Collect Source Media

Before starting a project in Premiere Elements collect and organize any materials that will be used in the project: audio, still images, video clips.

  1. Create a folder with your name.
  2. Inside your folder, create folders for audio, stills, and video, and place files accordingly.

New Project

  1. Launch Premiere Elements from the dock at the bottom of the screen.
  2. From the top menu, go to File > Save Project As.
  3. Name the project descriptively (with your name), and choose to save into your project folder.

Import Vixia Clips

Import clips directly from the memory card.

  1. With the Vixia camera powered off, remove the memory card and insert it into a card reader.
  2. From the top left of the screen click the Add Media tab.
  3. From the list, select Videos from Flip or Cameras.
  4. In the Video Importer window choose the Save Inlocation project folder.
  5. Preview clips by selecting them and press play in the Preview window.
  6. Un-check the box next to clips you do not want to use.
  7. Click Get Media to import clips. This will duplicate the media files from the memory card to your project folder, and import the files into the Premiere project.
  8. After importing is completed, eject the memory card by dragging it to the trash, and then place it back in the camera.
  9. Re-format the memory card before returning equipment to Media Loan.

Projects Settings

You can’t change the project preset after starting a project, so verify the format of your source footage before selecting a project preset. Depending on your source footage, you may need to change the preset or create a new one.


  1. Select NTSC > AVCHD > Full HD 1080i 30
  2. Click OK

Canon Rebel

  1. Select NTSC > DSLR > 1080p
    1. Select 1080p24 if the source footage is 24 fps.
    2. Select 1080p30 if the source footage is 30 fps.
  2. Click OK

Changing Project Settings

  1. When you drag in content that does not match the project settings Elements will inquire if you want to use the closest available preset.
  2. If you select not to change your project settings you may have problematic playback.