What model of camcorder is this video coming from and what resolution is it? Open your MPEG in G Spot or Media Info and post to this forum the resolution, frame rate and audio and video codecs that are listed.
What are your Project Settings, as listed under the Edit menu?
Which Publish & Share template are you using for your output? What do your results look like if you use Publish & Share/Computer/AVCHD with the YouTube HD preset and then play it on the VLC Media Player (a free download)?
Thanks for your help. I've attached the project settings and details from
Gspot. I've tried several different publish and share options, but the
original mpeg is of much better quality than any output I publish. Is there
anything I can change in the settings to improve this?
It's hard to give you specifics without the information I've asked for.
Thanks for helping out here. I've listed the project settings and Gspot details. I would appreciate any suggestions.
Project settings are :
I've tried to publish using a variety of settings, but the quality of the original mpeg is much higher than any of the published ones. Are there any changes I could make to the settings or publish/share selection to improve the quality?
I've posted images with the information you asked for. Do you need anything
As you can see, the project settings for your Premiere Elements project are not matching your video specs -- which is resulting in reduced quality. Is one of these video clips the first clip on your project timeline? Premiere Elements bases its project settings on the first clip on the timeline.
G Spot also lists some pretty strange video specs -- including "Codec Undetermined".
What model of camcorder is this video from?
And have you ensured you have the latest version of Quicktime on your computer?
This is my first project in PE12, so I don't know how to resolve the
mismatch in settings. I have Quicktime, but the movie was taken using a
mobile app called screencast - basically a movie of the app I am using in
my mobile phone. I'd appreciate any tips you might be able to give.
I'm not sure Premiere Elements will be able to work with Screencast video. It appears to use a non-standard codec that not even G Spot can recognize.
But try this:
Start a new Premiere Elements project and, on the New Project screen, click Settings and select the project settings for a Flip Mino HD. On the New Project screen you may also want to check the option to Force these Settings on your project.
Then, in this new project, add your video and use the YouTube HD output template I advised you to use in my first post and then play the results at 100% (NOT Full Screen) with VLC Player and check the results.