3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2014 11:10 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Blue clip in movie

    andersonfilm Level 1

      I have one clip that turns blue when I save the project to the computer as an H.264 movie file.  The clip appears normally on the timeline. The clip has been used in other projects without a problem.  I have replaced the clip, but that does not help.  I have a title and logo on channels 2 and 3 that overlay the clip, and have recreated them as well without success. How do I fix this? 

        • 1. Re: Blue clip in movie
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          What model of camcorder is this clip from and what format and resolution is it?


          Which version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what operating system?


          Have you ensured that you have the latest version of Quicktime from Apple and that you have the latest driver for your video graphics card from the nVidia or ATI web site?

          • 2. Re: Blue clip in movie
            andersonfilm Level 1

            The clips are from my JVC GY-HD 200 and are 720P, but the other clips are 1080I.  I'm using my IMac with Mountain Lion and Premiere Elements11.   I have used these clips together before without a problem.


            I ran across a forum for Premiere Pro about a similar problem when importing from AE that suggested applying the Crop effect to the clip without changing the size.  I tried this and it seems to have worked, but I don't know why I had the problem to begin with.

            • 3. Re: Blue clip in movie
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              Once you start mixing pro and consumer video formats, things can get a bit sketchy.


              Your JVC shoots 1280x720 in HDV1 format in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p and 60i, so I'm not sure specifically which frame rate you shot your video in. But I assume you captured your tape-based video over a FireWire connection and you used Premiere Elements to control the capture so that the video. Is that the case?


              You also haven't said which version of the program you're using. But if you are using version 11 or 12, then it also makes a difference which video clip is the first one that appears on your timeline, since that will trigger the program to set up the project to match those specs.


              So there are a number of factors that could be causing the problem. Though, like I've said, when it comes to loading pro video formats into Premiere Elements, things can get a bit sketchy.