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Premiere Elements 8 - Still pictures in PE are blurred compared to original

Nov 29, 2012 3:49 PM

Tags: #premiere_elements_8 #blurred_still_pictures

My system is Intel Q6600 CPU, Windows 7 64bit, 6GB memory, 1TB C: drive, 2TB E:drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 video card, Premiere Elements 8, using Microsoft Office Picture manager to look at still originals.

 

The Premiere Elements 8 project settings include editing mode = DVNTSC and Frame size = 720H x 480V.

 

My issue is the still picture in PE is blurry compared to the picture viewed in MS Picture Manager.  The pictures are either scanned or downloaded from web pages.  Here is a list of pictures with their file size and pixels count:

 

 

Scaned Pics not as good in PE as original

Cecil about 1921 - 1.5KB - 954x1440 pixels
Stephson & Nancy Shirey - 147KB - 480x720 pixels
Cecil about 1927 - 678KB - 768x870 pixels
Cecil about 1928 - 736KB - 696x948 pixels
Cecil 193X - 1MB - 1044x1608 pixels
Ceceil HS basketball team - 2.4MB - 2070x1416 pixels
Cecil 1941 at gas station - 250KB - 924x1482 pixels
Cecil Marian 1942 gas station - 336KB - 1092x1746

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Web Pics not as good in PE as download

Cotton_field 1928 - 372KB - 1600x960 pixels
Cotton plant 17KB - minor degrade - 350x304 pixels
Turner School 1919 - 22KB - 450x275 pixels
Douglas Aircraft Front - 299KB - 720x587 pixels

 

I burned a trial DVD to see if the picture quality would be better after processing onto DVD but it was not.

 

What can I do to improve PE picture quality?

 
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:00 PM   in reply to Windabled

    Use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to scale the pictures before you import into PreElements

     

    Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798

     

    Also, do be aware that photo dpi (dots per inch) does NOT translate to video... I don't have the exact number handy, but I think a DVD resolution video is "about" 72 dpi (BluRay is higher, but since I don't do BluRay I have not even a guess at picture resolution)

     
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:03 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Have you rendered your timeline (press Enter) before you previewed your video?

     

    Have you right-clicked on each picture and selected Field Options/Flicker Removal?

     
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