What is the resolution of your Go Pro footage?
When you add your video to your project's timeline, do you see a yellow orange line above the clips on the timeline in Expert view?
What are you outputting your test video as? If you are judging the quality of your video by what you see in Premiere Elements, have you set the Monitor panel to full quality (by right-clicking on it)?
i think i just figured it out with that last question! I checked my export settings and it was on the lowest possible. I tested it again at 1080p and it came out a LOT better!! its still not as perfect as the original, but definitely an improvement. Im assuming its because im using the time remapping effect to speed the video up. I really appreciate your help! Thank you!
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