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Need help with explanation of FRAPS to Adobe Pre Elements

Dec 17, 2012 10:45 PM

Hello Everyone.


So I'm having this issue and its really holding me back. I am a complete hobbyist when it comes to editing and I'm trying to solve my issue where my fraps footage looks like garbage once imported into Adobe Pre Elements 9.


Now I wanted to get a newer version of  Adobe because it seems to be a good starting place for me to get more into editing and its the only program I'm familiar with so I went ahead and bought Elements 11.


My settings are fine and I have made a post before about my issue and I have found the simplest answer I could find. but it makes no scene to me . I have no idea what a codec is and how to work these programs. I am looking for someone to explain to me what I have to do to keep my quality from fraps and import it into adobe and when its exported to actually look like its a 1080p Movie rather than what I'm having.


example movie of what the quality I have


I have watched a number of videos on what my settings and render out settings should be and they are correct.
This is the answer I found Can someone explain this to me?


I am also considering XSplit is there similar problems with that recording program to with Adobe Elements?


would really appreciate a answer here rather than rummaging through threads because I am very new with the terms and end up not understanding how they solve the problem.



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    Dec 18, 2012 7:48 AM   in reply to Lukedook

    Luke, is this a continuation of the discussion you started yesterday?


    It's confusing when you start a new discussion without finishing your discussion of the first.

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    Dec 18, 2012 9:48 AM   in reply to Lukedook

    Don't know if these will help, and I'm not going to take the time to read your duplicate message to see if these have already been mentioned (Steve is right... stick with one message for one problem) but some reading that MAY help





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    Dec 19, 2012 7:14 AM   in reply to Lukedook

    FFDShow is a "direct show" video application. Once, going back many years, Premiere (before either Elements, or the Pro versions) once used direct show for display. At about Premiere 5.0, that was changed, and Premiere began using its own display module. FFDShow is available from several sources, but many users of both PrPro and PrE have had issues with it, and it is usually tough to remove from a system. However, one trusted user and contributor here, Neale, found that FFDShow did help with some display problems on his computer, and some claim that Adobe T/S does recommend it, in some cases. Based on the problems, that so many others have encountered with FFDShow and several Adobe programs, I steer clear of it.


    A video screen-cap program will capture at the computer's full screen resolution, or some portion of that, so if one has, say 1920 x 1080 for the display resolution, that will be the default capture resolution. What is stated by other posters is probably THEIR computer's screen resolution, and yours might well differ.


    The HuffYUV CODEC is available free, but it is now rather long in the tooth. Many feel that the newer Lagarith Lossless, or UT Lossless, are better options, and both are free. In their cases, one would Export/Convert to MS AVI, but using the Lagarith, or UT CODEC, inside the AVI wrapper. It has been so long, since I last used HuffYUV, that I cannot recall if it was also wrapped in the MS AVI container, or not - just too long ago.


    For more background on CODEC's, first see this article: For even more info on CODEC's, see the link in Reply # 8.


    Good luck,



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    Dec 20, 2012 8:27 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Bill Hunt wrote:


    However, one trusted user and contributor here, Neale, found that FFDShow did help with some display problems on his computer, and some claim that Adobe T/S does recommend it, in some cases


    Yes. PRE wouldn't work with some cheap Toshiba camcorder clips and Adobe recommended ffdshow as the cure. It worked.


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