4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2013 7:46 PM by A.T. Romano

    Poor quality when copying video on to disc


      I have transferred a copy of my video to Adobe Premier from Magix Edit Pro as I was having trouble copying it in Magix. I successfully copied the video to disc but when I played it on my top of the line dvd player and tv the quality was poor. I need to make several more copies but it's not worth it if I can't improve the quality.  The definition is poor and the video has flickering throughout when played on my tv.  How can I improve the quality of the video? Thanks.  I use Windows 7 and Adobe Premier 11.

        • 1. Re: Poor quality when copying video on to disc
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          The answers will be in the details.


          So, let us start with the properties of your starting material. What did you create in Magix Edit Pro and what did you export from it....video and audio compression, frame size, frame rate, interlaced or progressive, pixel aspect ratio, file extension, duration? If you are working with interlaced video, do you know if the video has scan order Upper Field First or Lower Field First?


          When you took that video into Premiere Elements 11, what did you or the program set as the project preset based on the properties of the source video?


          What did you do to the video on the Expert workspace Timeline...effects, transitions, titles?? Did you add disc menus to the project (how many menu markers)?


          Let us start here and then move forward in the troubleshooting based on your details.


          Thank you.




          When you got to Premiere Elements 11 export, what did you select





          with a preset for NTSC Dolby DVD or NTSC_Widescreen Dolby DVD?

          • 2. Re: Poor quality when copying video on to disc
            PBeck Level 1

            Thanks ATR,

            You’ve lost me in the first paragraph!  All I did in Premier Elements was to open “Editor, New Project, Add Media” and clicked on my saved Magix video in “My Videos”. I didn’t set any parameters.  Also I didn’t alter or work on the video in any way – no editing, no adding of any material etc.  I just burned it then to a dvd.  As you can see I am very much the amateur in this field but willing to learn.


            • 3. Re: Poor quality when copying video on to disc
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              1st, please provide details about what is inside your magix files

              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 screen shot instructions

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


              2nd, The Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help


              Premiere Elements FAQ List (2 pages of FAQ as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_faq?view=all

              Premiere Elements TIPS List (6 pages of Tips as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_tips?view=all

              • 4. Re: Poor quality when copying video on to disc
                A.T. Romano Level 7



                Thanks for the follow up and taking the time to ask for further details from me so that you could supply the details needed to work through your issue successfully.


                Some way we need to find out the properties of what you brought into Premiere Elements. Taking the settings as is for granted may be a major contributor to the quality of the results.


                1. Let us start out slowly. Given that you import your video. You see a thumbnail for the file in Project Assets. If you right click the thumbnail of the file in Project Assets and select Properties, please let us know everything that is written there.


                2. When you created this movie in Magix Edit Pro, did you set the settings for the export? Do you have anyway to find out what settings you set for that export?


                Let us see how we do with the above and then we can decide what next to get the information needed as easily as possible.