This is a common problem when you're using an MPEG file as your source video and you output an MPEG from it.
What do you plan to do with your finished video? Upload it to YouTube? Burn it to a DVD or BluRay? Use it in another project?
Once I know what you intend to do with your output, I can recommend a workaround that prevent your issue.
BTW, be sure to tell us what your operating system is, which version of the program you're using and what model of camcorder your original video is coming from.
Running Premiere Eements 8 on Windows Vista
I'll be exporting to DVD NTSC Widescreen Dolby (I've had the issue on several export options as test runs mpg etc)
The underlying clip is an animation sequence (Animation Master) composed of a still image sequence of 1280x720 tga files.
Use Share/Computer/AVI with the DV Widescreen preset to output a DV-AVI of your video. Does the Lens Flare behave on this AVI?
If so, you can start a new project, set up for DV video, put your finished video AVI on your timeline then use Share/Disc to output your DVD.
If the Lens Flare is right on the AVI, your DVD will look perfect.
Thanks again Steve.
This didn;t seem to work (assuming i followed the instructions correctly).
I also tried sucking the tga sequence into good old virtualdub and exported it as an avi.
I'll keep playing around..thanks again
I'm not sure what you mean by TGA. Is this a Targa file? A still photo that you're adding animation to?
Yes sir. that's exactly what it is.
So I just "shared" the video using "computer/mpeg/HD 720 30" preset and bingo we are good.
I only have 2 NTSC presets for DVD....NTSC Standard amd NTSC Widescreen.
Do you think I can find/create a preset that will burn to DVD 1280*720? Do youtink that is a good direction?
You can't burn a 1280x720 DVD and play it on your DVD player. DVDs are 720x480 pixels. Creating a custom preset will just make a disc you won't be able to play.
Very well thank you Steve.
I think we are back to your original suggestion. Share the lens flare clip and re-import..
I just need to make sure the share is 1280x720.