9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2011 2:06 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...

    Canuck007

      Hello everyone,

       

      I have some trouble with the project settings ( I hope its the right term, because my programm is in German).

      I don't know which setting to use with my video files captured with fraps.

      Video clip details:

      • 1600*838
      • 29 fps
      • .avi
      • bit rate: 480794 kBit/s
      • Audio: sample rate: 44Khz
                  Channels: 2 (stereo)

      I didn't find any setting fitting to my video file, and when I choose one which fits partly I can't change the settings (for instance the frame size).

      In addtion to that, my video files are blurred in the prewiew and also when the file is exported....

       

      Thank you very much for your help

        • 1. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
          Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

          Unfortunately, there are no project settings per se for this type of non-traditional video. Premiere Elements is designed primarily to interface with video from camcorders. FRAPS video is usually a pretty poor fit, and rendering problems are common. (You will definitely need to revise your video side to a more standard 855x480 or 1920x1080 at the very least.)

           

          Bill Hunt, who writes many of the Tips & Tricks posted to the right of our forum, is sometimes aware of hybrid solutions that work in some cases. He may chime in at some point later.

          • 2. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
            Canuck007 Community Member

            Thanks a lot for that already!

            So if I understood right, the only possiblity for me is to resize my files to 1920*1080 (or less)?
            If that is done, which project setting should I use?

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
              Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

              As I said, there are no project settings for working with FRAPS video. It's an unsupported format.

               

              However, some people have been able to find hybrid solutions that work to some extent. I can't recommend any -- but we can see if Bill or anyone else has any recommendations.

              • 4. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
                the_wine_snob Community Member

                You might find some tips for working with FRAPS footage in some of the links at the end of this ARTICLE.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
                  Canuck007 Community Member

                  Thanks again.

                   

                  But I still don't get it, sorry if I bother you. But I'm stuck on the project presets. I know now that that should fit the best possible to the video file (btw I have 1600x900, not 1600x838). But which preset fits the best...
                  I'm pretty new to that software. With my ohter programs, I had to decide at the end, when I'm exporting, which frame size I want...ect...

                  So yeah sorry again and thanks, but I'm pretty desperate not being able to edit my fraps videos...

                  • 6. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
                    the_wine_snob Community Member

                    Well, with that odd Frame Size, about the best that you can do is to choose 1920 x 1080, Import your FRAPS footage into that Project, and then, either leave the black bars, or Scale up your Footage (Default Scale to Frame Size will do that, or you can use the Fixed Effect>Motion>Scale and possibly Motion>Position, if necessary). Scaling WILL reduce the quality, but you might be able to live with that. Only you can know.

                     

                    Now, in PrPro, one CAN Customize the Frame Size to match odd footage, but that is an entirely different program, and not inexpensive.

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

                    Hunt

                    • 7. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
                      the_wine_snob Community Member

                      I had to decide at the end, when I'm exporting, which frame size I want..

                       

                      What options are available to you?

                       

                      If you can get 1920 x 1080, you are pretty much home free.

                       

                      Good luck,

                       

                      Hunt

                      • 8. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
                        Canuck007 Community Member

                        Thanks for your help, maybe i'll have to give up some quality...

                        So if I understand right, the presets doesnt matter (if not, which one should I take) since I can change the settings at the end when I'm exporting?

                         

                        So again, thanks for your help

                        • 9. Re: Premiere Element 9 Project-settings...
                          the_wine_snob Community Member

                          Well, the Preset does matter, but in your case, there is not one that matches. So, you have to choose the one that works best. In your case, you will have to adjust your footage to match, or will have to live with the black bars.

                           

                          As for Export/Share, yes, you can alter the settings there.

                           

                          Good luck,

                           

                          Hunt