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Resolution of image in monitor window

Dec 23, 2012 9:48 PM

How can I get the image in the monitor window to be as sharp as the image in the preview window in Premier Elements 10?

 
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:49 AM   in reply to M Martineau

    Moving this to the Premiere Elements forum. You'll get better help with PRE questions there.

     
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    Dec 24, 2012 5:11 AM   in reply to Barbara B.

    What  version are you using now?

     

    First try right-clicking on the Monitor panel image and setting it to Full Quality.

     

    It might also be necessary to render your timeline by pressing Enter.

     
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    Dec 24, 2012 10:30 AM   in reply to M Martineau

    OK, let's step back a bit:

     

    1. What are the full specs. of the Clips on the Timeline - what camera produced them, their pixel x pixel Frame Size and the CODEC inside the Clips?
    2. What did you choose at New Project, for the Project's Preset?
    3. When you first dragged the Clips to the Timeline, was there a red line above them?

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Dec 24, 2012 12:10 PM   in reply to M Martineau

    Marcel,

     

    If a Project ONLY has Still Images (no Video), then the Project needs to be set to the desired output, say NTSC (or PAL, depending on where one lives) DV Widescreen 16:9 if going to DVD. This is a departure from a Project's Preset, where there IS Video. Then, the Video will dictate what the Project's Preset should be - a 100% match between it, and the Video. When one has both Video and Still Images, the direction for matching the Project to the Video holds.

     

    With Still Images, it is always best to Scale those, in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements, prior to Import into Premiere. This will do two things: keep the processing overhead lower, and actually yield higher quality. See this article: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798?start=0&tstart=0. For an SD Project, we recommend Scaling to no more than 1000 x 750 pixels, unless one needs to do a Pan on a Zoomed Out Still. I Scale to exactly the Frame Size of the Project. For an HD Project, say at 1920 x 1080, we recommend Scaling to no larger than 2000 x 1500.

     

    With Still Images, when one Imports those, and drags them to the Timeline, there WILL be a red line. Same as when one adds an overlay, say a Title, or Picture in Picture, or adds an Effect, or even a Transition - the red line will appear, and for smoothest playback, Rendering of the Timeline, or that portion of the Timeline, will be required.

     

    Good luck, and hope that helps.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:42 PM   in reply to M Martineau

    Marcel,

     

    I understand, as I head to London, right after Christmas, and am wrapping up here.

     

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.

     

    When you get back, let us know how things are working.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 5:48 AM   in reply to M Martineau

    How large is your Monitor sized on your computer monitor? Remember that computer monitors have about 5 times the resolution of standard video -- so if you're looking at your Premiere Elements Monitor full-screen, you're actually looking at at an image that's blown out way larger than it should be viewed.

     

    If you keep your Monitor sized so that it fills no more than one-fourth of your computer screen, it should look pretty clear.

     

    Though, ultimately, it's not how it looks on the Premiere Elements Monitor that's important. It's what the finished output looks like.

     

    Try a Publish & Share/Computer/WMV using the appropriate 720x480 preset and then open that file in Windows Media Player. DON'T look at it Full Screen -- but, rather, set the View to 100%. Assuming your project was set up correctly for your video, your WMV video should look great!

     
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