Premiere Elements: Please update PRE 8 & PRE 9 to support .flv files for editing

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Friday, June 3, 2011 9:02 AM EDT
I currently have & use PRE 8 and PRE 9. It occurred to me recently that there is a definite incongruity that exists with both versions. Specifically, both programs will output a .flv file for uploading to YouTube, etc., but do not support the .flv file for editing a subsequent video. Why should I have to create, say, an avi file in addition to an .flv file to be able to do such subsequent editing? What I'm getting at here is that I would like to be able to take several of the .flv files that I have created with both PRE 8 and PRE 9 for uploading to YouTube, and put them into a separately edited video. Currently that can't be done. Therein lies the incongruity. Please create updates for both PRE 8 and PRE 9 that will allow both programs to fully support the .flv format as one of their input files. If you have any questions about what I'm requesting, please do not hesitate to email me at WaltMaken@gmail.com .
Thank you.
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Walt Maken

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Mark Dahm, Product Manager

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Walt,

I don't know all the technical constraints, but .flv is not a good format for editing because it's tuned for playback performance. I could probably make a few guesses as to the specific limitations of the format, but I don't want to embarrass myself; someone with more technical knowledge about .flv could do that better than I.

You would only create a .flv file when you have a rendition of the video that you want to share online; if you need to update that, you make changes to the .avi file, then output to .flv, again, for the best sharing format.

So I believe that PRE can't be updated to make .flv a good editing experience due to limitations of the format.

-Mark
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Walt Maken

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Mark,

Thank you for your thoughts, well-taken. I can see what you're saying about not using an flv file to update. In my situation, I'm not wanting to do any updating at all. Once I create and upload the flv file to YouTube, I wouldn't be updating it. What I'm wanting to do (more easily & conveniently than having to create an avi as a second file of the same edited timeline) is to put together a dvd compilation of the number of flv files that have been uploaded to YouTube. Currently I'm limited to over 15 minutes per YouTube upload. What I'd want to do is put several of those 15+ minutes-long segments on to one dvd, again, without having to go thru the unnecessary creating of a separate avi file.
Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Walt