What model of camcorder is your original video coming from and what format and resolution is it?
What are your project settings, listed under the Edit menu?
Most likely you have a mismatch between your video specs and your project settings -- most likely related to interlacing.
These may help
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
Thanks Steve. The Camcorder is the sony HandyCam HDR-XR260VE.
I have made a video from this camera in Elements 11 without the shakiness - I realise that the difference with this one is that this original was made with a wide angle lens attached.
Anyway, the original video is AVCHD with frame width at 1440, frame height 1080. Data rate 9125kbps and total bitrate 9381 kbps. Frame rate is 25 per second.
Checking the settings in the software project settings, they match the dimensions and frame rate of the original. Not sure whether there are changes I would need to make to other settings in General, Capture or Video Render...?
Thanks John. The videos will not be published as is, at least not immediately. They will be included on the timeline as media in a recorded powerpoint presentation made using screen capture software - that part works really well; it's just this quality issue I need to resolve.
I just saw your thread and had some questions and possible suggestions to contribute.
1. It would appear that your Sony camcorder is giving you AVCHD 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9 video @ 25 interlaced frames per second. Is that correct?
2. If so, what are you or the program selecting as the Premiere Elements 11 project preset? If the video is as I think you have said, then the project preset in the new project dialog should be
3. If all is correct so far, what are the export settings for these videos that you are saying come out "shaky"?
Publish+Share/Computer/? and what is in the Presets field and what are the settings under the Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab of the preset selected?
From what you wrote, are you working in Publish+Share/Computer/Windows Media and Publish+Share/Computer/AVI presumed Microsoft AVI as the preset?
Here is where I would suggest that you use the settings for 1920 x 1080 16:9 instead of 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9. Both of these will give display of 1920 x 1080, but the 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9 will be dependent on the player's recognition of its 16:9 flag.
4. Also, could you elaborate on "shaky"? Could flicker fit in at all?
Thanks ATR, here are my responses…
3. Export presets = WMV at 720x480 16x9 29.97
AVI at DVNTSC Standard (just tried again selecting MS AVI – same output result)
4. By shaky, I mean it looks like the video has been shot with an unsteady hand with vertical movement. The picture moves up and down but not fast enough for me to describe as a flicker.
I just tried your suggested settings and the end result is great – no shakiness. Thanks – that is fantastic!
I will now drop this in to my screen capture production and see how it performs.
Out of interest, do you think the use of the wide angle lens was the difference compared with my other attempts where this was not used?
Thanks for the follow up.
Very pleased with your success, but still not sure about all the factors that went into it.
How is it that you confirmed your source media with the PAL frame rate of 25 interlaced frames per second, yet, in the exports that you did mention, they all seem to include the NTSC frame rate of 29.97/30 frames per second?
I had suggested 1920 x 1080 16:9 choices instead of 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9 ones. I could get a better idea of factors involved if you could let me know all the settings for that export...what you set for under the Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab of the preset that you selected...besides the frame size...frame rate, pixel aspect ratio. Did you use Square Pixels for the 1920 x 1080 frame size? Or, even better a properties readout for the video end result without any shakiness. (See MediaInfo/tree view for such a readout
The non stretching versus stretching of the frame in this instance and no need for recognition of a 16:9 flag by the player may have entered into all this. At this time I do not have enough information to discuss the wide angle lens aspects of the matter. But I did come across the following which you might find helpful in your decision to use it or not.
Continued success. Looking forward to learning of your progress when you have the time.