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Published videos coming out a different size than their source...

Jul 12, 2013 11:41 PM

Tags: #publishing #exporting #video_size #premiere_elements_11 #different_than_source

I'm having trouble with exported ("published") videos coming out a different size (display size, not file size) than the source, even when I have the proportions, pixel aspect ratio, frame rate, etc. all set the same as what's listed on the source video's property page.


What could the dealio be?...

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    Jul 13, 2013 5:39 AM   in reply to dimelives1



    The answers will be in the details so let us try to sort them out.


    What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?


    What are the properties of your source media and what project preset have you or the program set for the project?

    (looking for video and audio compression, frame size, frame rate, pixel aspect ratio, file extension, duration....)


    What are your export settings (detailed, including settings under the Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab of the preset selected, if you go there to make changes in the default settings for the preset)?


    Let us start here and then decide what next if necessary.





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    Jul 13, 2013 8:12 AM   in reply to dimelives1

    Two help sections to look at


    1st, how are you importing and setting up your project?

    Importing Video

    -and project settings


    2nd, what are your share settings?

    Saving & Sharing

    -Sharing to DVD or BluRay

    -Sharing for Movies

    -Sharing for Computer

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:26 AM   in reply to dimelives1



    Please give the following a try:


    Premiere Elements 11 Windows 7 64 bit


    Open new project.


    Immediately go to File Menu/New/Project, and set the project preset for PAL DV Standard. Make sure that you have a check mark next to Force Selected Project Setting on This Project before you exit the new project dialog.


    Then in the Premiere Elements workspace, Add Media/Files and Folders to import your 450 x 360 into Project Assets from where you will drag it to the Timeline.


    Once the video is on the Timeline, if you see any slight black borders in viewing the video in the Edit Mode Monitor, get rid of them by scaling. You can do this:

    a. click on the Monitor and dragging on the bottom right handle of the bounding box that you should see around the video displayed.


    b. use Applied Effects/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel expanded and the Scale property there.


    When you go to export:



    Windows Media and Presets = 720 x 576 4x3 25 and under the Advanced Button/Video Tab set




    Also, check out the Announcement at the top of the forum regarding the problem of 1/2 wmv display related to recent Windows Update.


    Please review and then let us know the outcome. And, do not hesitate to ask for clarification on anything that I have written.





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    Jul 18, 2013 6:03 PM   in reply to dimelives1



    The project preset for a project needs to match the properties of the source media so that the program is directed to set up the correct space in the Edit Mode Monitor for editing purposes. In the case of Premiere Elements 11, that project setting is taken over by the program. Sometimes it does it OK, sometimes not. When not, then you set in yourself.


    And, to add to the matter, you have an atypical format for Premiere Elements in your 450 x 360 video.


    It is a longer story, but the short version for Premiere Elements 11 is that you cannot change the project preset once you have the project preset set by the program based on the properties of the first video to hit the Timeline from Project Assets. But, under certain conditions, the user can edit the Notepad document of the project.prel to achieve usually such an action. But, you really do not want to go there. If you are interested in seeing what might be involved, please check out my blog post on that subject. without.html


    Please review and let us know if you are now moving forward with your project.





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