"Archive Project" in Premiere Elements not working as described

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I think there's a bug with "Archive Project" in Premiere Elements. Below is what the manual says about it, plus comments from me.

1) "Archive Project creates a folder containing a new project file, and a new clip for each clip used in the original Quick view timeline or Expert view timeline at its edited length."

No - it creates a new project file and a full-length copy of the video files used in the project timeline.

2) "The trimmed project includes up to 30 frames of extra footage, called handles, before the In point and after the Out point of each trimmed clip for minor adjustments you may want to make after archiving the project."

No - it creates full-length copies of the original video files, so in/out points can be fully adjusted just like in the original project.

3) "A trimmed project excludes any rendered previews and audio previews (conformed audio), as well as any unused media. Premiere Elements automatically creates new audio previews (but not rendered previews) when you open the trimmed project."


4) "Clips in a trimmed project are renamed so that their filenames match the project filename."

No - Edited clips are not included in the archived project. Instead, the copied video files retain their original filenames.

If Archive Project worked as described in the manual it would be awesome for discarding unwanted video. As it is, unwanted footage is retained in the archive.

So the main difference between this and the "Copy Project" feature is the exclusion of rendered previews, but this is not a particularly significant amount. Yes, it discards unused media from Project Assets, but this can also be achieved manually in seconds, so it's not much of a distinguishing feature.

I arrived at this forum by following the bug report/feature request link for Premiere Elements from Adobe's main site, so this is my bug report/feature request:

Please make the "Archive Project" feature in Premiere Elements work as described in the manual.

Thank you!
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Raymondo Coco

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