Just to confirm: You burned a DVD and you're playing it on a DVD player and watching it on your TV, right?
And you get the same results when you play it on your computer?
We should confirm that first, because first we need to determine if the issue is actually on the burned disc and not a playback issue or a problem with your original video files or project specs.
You've got a couple of potential issues here, so we really need to narrow this down.
thats a very good question. I was wondering about that.
Yes, I was playing the DVD on a DVD player and watching it on a TV to test it.
I took the shorter DVD to work and played it on my computer today - I can still see irregularities in the footage. It's almost as if it's "sticky" and a few places it blinks/shakes rapidly (less than half a second).
I used a firewire to import from my camcorder to my computer. edited the footage. rendered a few different projects. started a new project w/ rendered clips, burned that.
it is affecting the normal speed footage of all the rendered footage pieces.
I need to go back and test some of my other projects and see if they are affected as well. Most of my videos are fast-action w/ lots of cuts and clips coming and going so maybe I haven't noticed it before.
This project I'm working on now has alot of normal, long clips of people walking with their dogs (at a dog competition) - so its easy to see they are not walking normally
you can see in this clip, at second 5 to 7, the video "jumps".
also, this (most recent) is mostly stills, and they are not smooth, alot of jerking - see second 41.
I made a rather long wedding video a few years ago and it looked okay.
I could burn a test section and post it.
original files look ok on camcorder. look ok on full screen preview of project.
project specs could be off and I could have less hard drive space.
You can likely smooth out pans and zooms over photos by right-clicking on each photo and selecting Field Options/Flicker Removal. (Just a hint from my book.) Also, make sure your photos are not larger than 1000x750 pixels.
You have got a funny tremble occasionally in the videos you link to, but it's hardly noticeable. Is it in your original footage?
In fact, what model of camcorder is your original video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
There are also some potential issues in your workflow. You say: "The "clips" for the DVD were made in other projects and rendered individually, then the rendered portions were pulled into the project."
Which Share settings did you select and what format were these outputs?
There are very specific settings that must be used when you output a video to be used in another project. Using the wrong intermediate file format can certainly cause a number of issues.
flicker removal is in use for stills. or should be.
original footage does not have trembles. except for the old grainy footage in one of my youtube videos that was vhs converted
camcorder digital8 Sony - older model
project settings ... I think they are all NTSC? standard
exported project to computer (probably as NTSC std) - so output is MPEG?