I am trying to make my videos look the best possible without buying a new thousand dollar camera!
I am using a Canon Powershot SX50 HS in full HD mode. The movies record as QuickTime .mov files.
Which project setting and render do you suggest as best? I have tried all HD project settings and render to .flv since the videos will be uploaded to YouTube but I still feel that they are not clear and crisp..I understand that it may be the camera to some degree but maybe I am expecting too much from a $400 camera :(
Any help is greatly appreciated :) thank you in advance!
It depends on which version of the program you're using.
If you're using version 11, just change the suffix on your video files from .mov to .mts and the project should set up automatically once you place your clip in the timeline. (Earlier versions of Premiere Elements may not work well with 1920x1080p video.)
Note that, in order to edit 1080p, you'll need a pretty powerful computer.
I am using elements 11. I just bought a new computer a few months ago. Don't remember the exact specs but it is 8gb ram, dual processor and 1tb memory.
I guess I am not so concerned with 720 vs 1080 I just want the clearest for my videos... I thought I knew what I was doing but I feel like cover since the 11 upgrade and new camera my videos look less polished than previous!?
I am open to take the best suggestions I can to work with what I have. Thank you all for your help!!!
Some reading that may help
Online User Guide http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/index.html
-Page to download current PDF http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements.html
Importing Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1065281
-and project settings http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1112086
Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137128
-Sharing to DVD or BluRay http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137645
-Sharing for Movies http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093
-Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237
Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions