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How can I improve video quality?

Aug 18, 2013 7:17 PM

Using PE11, PC, Windows 7.  Quality of added video media is lower than media in PC file, and video quality on project's DVD burned from PE11 is even lower.  I've spent weeks on this project and am very disappointed with the results.  Video is poor resolution and text is often unreadable.  Is there a fix? 

 
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    Aug 18, 2013 7:53 PM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    Step 1 - tell everyone what you are editing

    Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside to read

    -read both links in reply #1 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1270588

    Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

    For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

     

    After you provide some details, someone should be able to go to step 2, which will be to provide ideas for improvement

     
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:09 PM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    MeekalLuluLuna

     

    Sorry that your results are not better. Hope we can help resolve the issue.

     

    I checked back on your prior posts and noticed, especially on the one about DVD results, there was no follow up found from you there.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1254653

     

    We need to work through

    a. properties of source media

    b. project settings

    c. export settings

    d. computer resources and such

     

    and try to make the distinction between results that could and should be better versus expectations when comparing Blu-ray quality 1920 x 1080 and SD standard SD widescreen 720 x 480 if NTSC or 720 x 576 if PAL. Typically you should be getting good quality when exporting files to the hard drive. So, we must look at those project settings, import and especially export. We ask for details, lots of details to sort this out.

     

    We want you to succeed so I hope you will follow up. Looking forward to that.

     

    Thanks.

     

    ATR

     
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:47 PM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    MeekaLuluLuna

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    Codec is another term for compression. You video will be characterized by video and audio compression and all that is wrapped by a format that is represented by the file extension, such as .mp4, .avi, .mov, .wmv, etc. The video compression (codec) could be AVCHD which you may see represented as MPEG4 AVC/H.264.

     

    At least two ways to get that information for our troubleshooting

    a. tell us the brand/model and settings for the camera

    and/or

    b. get a properties readout for your video from a free program such as MediaInfo

    http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo

     

    But, if you did not put any videos in your Premiere Elements 11 project, then we can put those questions aside. But, what about those photos. Were they jpg, tif, psd? How many? What size in pixels (over 1920 x 1080 pixels)?

     

    Let us put aside the DVD-VIDEO for the moment. When you went to export to file saved to computer hard drive, what did you use under Publish+Share/Computer/? and the Presets?  For this phase of the troubleshooting the important information can be summed up:

    a. Premiere Elements 11 project preset

    b. Sizing of your photos

    c. Export settings that you used under Publish+Share/Computer/?

     

    Where are you playing back your file saved to the computer hard drive?

     

    Please review the above and then let us decide what we can do to get better results.

     

    Thanks.

     

    ATR

     
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    Aug 19, 2013 7:54 AM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    Help-and-Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 has lots of learning links

     

    The link at the bottom of that page goes to a discussion of the meaning of codec

     
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    Aug 19, 2013 8:37 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    And this FAQ explains why photos may not look as sharp and detailed once you burn them to a DVD.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1187937?tstart=0

     
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:26 AM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    You used 300x300 pixel images? That won't work. They're lower in resolution than video!

     

    If you're photos are sized to 1000x750 pixels in size before you add them to your project, they should look virtually identical to the finished DVD. There are some mitigating factors, like interlacing, but for the most part, you should not see any reduction in quality except for a slight reduction in resolution, per the FAQ I linked you to above.

     

    Video resolution is video resolution. There is no way to increase it other than saving your project as a BluRay disc rather than a DVD.

     
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:29 AM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    If you're going to output a DVD of your photo slideshow, you must set your project settings to DV 720x480.

     

    Check under the Edit menu and see what your project settings are. If they are something other than DV 720x480, your DVD will not produce a good slideshow.

     
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:39 AM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    Yes, as I show you in my book and in the FAQ below, you need to resize your photos to 1000x750 before you bring them into a DV project.

     

    This FAQ also shows you how to use the batch resizing tool in Photoshop Elements to resize an entire folder of photos in just a few clicks.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/431851?tstart=30

     
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    Aug 20, 2013 8:50 AM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    If you are unhappy with the DVD quality you're getting from your HDV project, you'll need to redo the project correctly as a DV project.

     
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    Aug 23, 2013 4:38 PM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    For some suggestions on Scaling large Still Images, this article might be helpful: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2119226#2119226

     

    It lists some suggestions for either Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, and even gives tips on how to do that for an entire folder, with automation.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Sep 3, 2013 2:02 PM   in reply to MeekaLuluLuna

    Does anyone know how to remove red eye in a video with Adobe premiere elements? Thank you so much!

     
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    Sep 3, 2013 2:27 PM   in reply to Ang.Fel

    Ang.Fel

     

    I have attempted to answer your question in your own thread which you just posted.

     

    We are just Premiere Elements users helping other Premiere Elements users, so the responses are not necessarily instaneous. But, we try to answer as soon as we see someone who needs help.

     

    Here is the link to your own thread on your particular question:

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/5650504#5650504

     

    ATR

     
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