I recently purchased Premiere Elements 8 and I have come across a problem which is really frustrating.
Everything I drag one of my imported video files into the timeline and try to play it, the playback comes out all strange and distorted.
I have included a picture what what the playback looks like below.
Any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks
It wasen't taken with a camcorder. It was a video that was already on my computer. It was an AVI file. I have tried other types of files such as .Divx and .Mp4 files and it still comes up with that
Wow! Video that just appeared magically on your computer from no known source! How cool is that!
It's most likely that you're using file formats or codecs that are incompatible with the program. Premiere Elements is compatible with a very narrow range of video formats.
If you open your AVI in Windows Media Player and then go to the File menu and select Properties, it will tell you which audio and video codecs the file uses. Once we know that, we may be able to recommend software for converting it to an editable format.
DivX is usually a problem with Premiere Elements as SG has said.
However, my Monitor looks a little like that from time to time after I rip VOBs from DVD-VIDEO disc with the Premiere Elements Media Downloader. I asked and asked and could not find help. So, I found my own answer that works for me. You could try it out although the DivX conversion may be your answer.
When you see that Monitor view as shown in your screenshot, right click the Monitor, select Magnification, and then click on 800% or a magnification to exceed 100%. Then right click the Monitor again, select Magnification, and then this time click on Fit or 100%. That does it everytime in my specific situation.
(I would give MPEG Streamclip, not Prism, as first try at converting the DivX to DV AVI.)
So I converted the video into the dv format but the problem still persists I tried the magnification method too and its still distorted
I was really looking for ward to making nice videos on this too
Let us not give up.
First, check out what looks like all you would ever want and not want to know about DivX.
Next, let us attack this video clip with which you are dealing. We need to get a better handle on it, other than DivX Decoder Filter.
First look to see what DivX and any other codecs that you have installed on your computer. If you have Windows XP, follow the path:
Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager/Sound, video, and game controllers/video codecs and see if you have any DivX codecs there and do they need to be updated.
Download the free utility gspot and see what it tells you about the properties of your video, especially the video and audio codecs.
This way, hopefully we will know what we are dealing with.
Also, what operating system do you have? If Windows Vista, does it have a Windows DVD Maker?
Did you ever say how you intended to export the Timeline and how you want to view the export?
I will be watching for your progress.
You said that this video came with the computer. Was it associated with a specific program on the computer? Where did you find it on the computer. My Documents/My Videos or some place else?
I'm running on windows XP and it just opens with the standard windows media player. I have attached a screen shot of what the gspot program came up with. The problem seems to affect all the videos I have so far tried (Mp4, AVi, DV) so it cant be something to do with one file format
In Premiere Elements 8, go to the Edit Menu/Preferences/General and uncheck "Enable GPU Playback". See if that does anything to the situation. If not....
Do you have some jpeg photos that you can import into Premiere Elements? If so, do that and see what they look like in the Edit Mode Monitor. If they look OK, then export them to DV AVI using Share/Personal Computer/AVI, using the default settings for the preset= NTSC DV Standard. Make sure that you name the export and give it a save location that you write down to get at it. Bring the DV AVI into Premiere Elements 8 from its saved location and see what that looks like in the Premiere Elements 8 Edit Mode Monitor.
What is your Display Card? If you do not know, it should be listed in Control Panel/Display/Settings. Has it been updated lately?
The files that you brought into gspot are XVid which are worse news that DviX for Premiere Elements. You mentioned that MPEG-4, AVI, and DV do not work. Where did you get those files? What do they look like (codec-wise) when you bring them into gspot. Although DV is a compression type, AVI is not (it is a wrapper format that can house a lot of compression type possibilities)....
Let us see how the above turns out.
Since you mention that all the file formats are messed up, I'd suspect that there issomething wrong with your display drivers. Try updating the display drivers to the latest and your problem might be resolved.
hi i am having a similar problem. the video i made was fine but when i rendered it and played it back it looked like this. it was an mpeg before i changed it to a diferent format. the color and the quality and the position of one of my pictures was totaly screwed up.
Can you post a screen-cap of your Timeline with the area that this Export was done, showing, plus the Program Monitor?
Something is definitely odd. Do you have any Effects added to any of the Clips?
heres a screenshot. i did add a lot of efects. maybe it was the Chroma key you can see all the efects i used on the screen. notice that this was before i rendered it so it lookes fine. this was a version i did later so i fixed the square of green around the dog. but when i rendered it it still had the shifted building. thanks for your time