A DVD is ONLY standard definition... for true hidef you need to burn to BluRay
EXCEPT... AVCHD to DVD http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1347988 for "about" 20 minutes of hidef on a DVD, but playback requires a BluRay player
The Elements Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help -has links to the FAQ/TIPS pages
As I do have a BluRay Player your suggestion is an option. As I do have a BD writer I can also directly burn to a BluRay Disk as well.
But with FCE the results I achieved on a common DVD were much better in quality than I now have with PRE 12. I used to give away these DVDs from time to time to friends who only have a regular DVD player and now the quality would not be as good as in the past, so what is the difference and why?
Would the quality be better exporting as MPEG and use a third party tool to bring the video to a DVD? I could still use iDVD on my old iMac for this altough it would take ages for the little one
What are you or the project setting as the Premiere Elements 12 Mac project preset?
What are the pixel dimensions of the photos that you are importing into the project? Did you say 1920 x 1080 pixels. How many photos on the Timeline? What is the total duration of the Timeline? For project settings, please see Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and the fields for Editing Mode, Timebase, and Frame Size.
Is your end product with the Timeline content as AVCHD format on a DVD disc or DVD-VIDEO format on a DVD disc?
What are you or the program doing in the program when the crashes occur? And, what size is the project when the crashes occurs?
Is your Timeline Render Quality set for High Quality Low Speed as well as your Playback Quality (from right click of Monitor) for Highest instead of Automatic?
well I would need to translate the settings now and don't know if the verbiage I choose would reflect the right ones, as I'm using PRE 12 in it's German version. I think you refer to the project settings itself!?
The first tab is set to HD 1080i and 29,97 frames per second and I can not change this here(?)! I've set frames to be the display option.
The second tab is called "capture"? where only one item exists and it is set to HDV.
The third tab for video rendering is again not changeable and set to maximum bit depth and still images optimization is un-checked.
Yes my photos all have a dimension with 1920x1080 pixels. I'm just playing with less than 150 images in my test project. And the timeline ends with frame 11130 (something around 6 minutes).
The end product should be a DVD-Video to be playable by a standard DVD player and seen on a TV with Full HD capabilities.
Yes my timeline render quality is set to high quality low speed and the playback quality is set to highest as well.
Well crashes occur anywhere (see above) even when closing PRE.
First, I want you to assure that you are not bothered by pile ups of preview files, conformed audio, and conformed video files. If these files are in the default location, please check wherever they may be in Premiere Elements 12 Mac (I am strictly an Elements Windows user)....
Adobe Premiere Elements Preview Files Folder....preview files
Media Cache Folder (cfa and pek files)....conformed audio
Media Cache (.mcdb files)....conformed video
Check Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks to assure that all the scratch disk categories are directed to a hard drive save location with adequate free space to accept them.
Now for the project itself...set the Premiere Elements 12 project preset manually, using
Before you close out of there, make sure that you have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on This Project". Then, when you enter the Premiere Elements workspace, import your source media into the project with Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Assets.
Render the Timeline and then decide if the image quality is impoved. You might explore applying a very small Sharpen effect to the images. Have the others taken you through the drill of evaluating your computer video card and its driver version?
Let us determine what we have at this stage and then we can decide if any improvement on the path to PAL DVD-VIDEO Widescreen on DVD disc.
I've just followed your instructions and used the DSLR presets and your recommended settings. As for the PRE editor preview I could see a tremendous improvement in quality already. As for the DVD output I would need to check this but can't do it right now. I will burn a DVD tomorrow and let you know the outcome and if the quality on the DVD has been increased as well.
Many thanks for the time being, it looks promising!
And my iMac has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with 1024 MB
Looking forward to your results.
We will take one step at a time and aim for the best possible for your export.
Good morning ATR!
My test was successful. The settings I had made previously were the root cause to get the bad result on DVD. Now that I have made the settings like you provided the DVD shows a good quality of my still images.
Many thanks for your support!
Good morning. Just starting my day and very pleased to learn of your success with your project. Great work.
Thanks for trying the troubleshooting and the follow up on the outcome.