Importing videos into Adobe Premiere Elements – Part II

Last week, we discussed how to import videos into Adobe Premiere Elements from a camcorder. This week, I show you how to import media (videos and photos) in different ways.

There are two workflows which you can follow to import media into Adobe Premiere Elements:

  • When you import files using Elements Organizer, the files are only referenced from their physical locations on the user’s computer. They are not embedded into Organizer.
  • The second method is to import directly  into the Adobe Premiere Elements workspace. For this method, you import the contents to the hard disk, and then import it from there directly into the workspace. Elements Organizer is the recommended way to import and organize. Use the second method only if you are in a hurry to edit that birthday movie!

In this blog post, you learn how to import files using Elements Organizer. Follow these steps to successfully import your files into Elements Organizer:

  1. Start Adobe Premiere Elements.
  2. Click Organizer on the Welcome Screen. Adobe Premiere Elements launches Elements Organizer.

    Start Elements Organizer

    Start Elements Organizer

  3. Click Import.

    Click Import

    Click Import

  4. Select from the following options:
  • From Files and Folders: You can import photos and videos from your computer into Elements Organizer. Click import > From Files and Folders. Select the files or folders from which you want to import and click Get Media. At this point, you can remove the red eye problem in all your photos in a click, read one of my previous blog. For more information and a step-wise procedure, view the Importing media from files and folders article.
  • From Scanner: Place a photo on a scanner, connect it to your computer, and you can import the photo into Elements Organizer. Click Import >From Scanner. For in-depth information on how to import photos from a scanner, read the article on Importing photos from scanners. This is a Microsoft Windows only feature.
  • By Searching: Sometimes, you save files in your computer and are unsure about the physical location where they were copied to. Click Import > By Searching. Adobe Premiere Elements incorporates search capability to search for media, read Import media by searching for a detailed explanation of the concept and the procedure.
  • From Adobe Revel: This is an exciting feature which came up in Adobe Premiere Elements 11. Click Import > From Adobe Revel. You can keep a whole library of media files in an Adoberevel account and import these files into Adobe Premiere Elements.

We will soon cover how to import from Adobe Revel and many top issues users of Adobe Premiere Elements like you are searching for. Do drop a comment to tell me what you would like to see soon on this blog and how you found this post.


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2 Responses to Importing videos into Adobe Premiere Elements – Part II

  1. Karthik says:

    I started using Adobe Premiere Elements for like 2 days and had some trouble with the importing thing. Thanks for keeping it plain and simple. Helped me and would help others too.