Are you running Premiere Elements 3.0 as the 3.0.2 Update and on what computer operating system is it running?
Where is this "HD video" coming from that you cannot play and edit with Premiere Elements 3.0? And what are
the properties of this video, especially video compression and frame size and frame rate.
From what I have read, your Canon XL1 footage which does play and edit in Premiere Elements 3.0 is just DV AVI and MPEG2.mpg.
We will be watching for your follow up.
Thanks for your prompt response to my tale of woe!
1) I am running Premiere Elements 3.0 not 3.0.2 update.
2) The video is filmed on a Fujifilm x10 using the Full HD setting in PAL format. The frame rate is 30 fps. Frame size is 1920 x 1080. I am as yet unable to find out the compression
Thanks for the reply from which I have put together the following considerations.
1. Premiere Elements 3.0 needs to be run as the 3.0.2 Update as far as I have ever heard.
I have lot of Premiere Elements versions (2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12), but not 3.
2. From what I have read, Fujifilm x10 has several offerings, but not "Full HD setting in PAL format".
It has a typical format of "1920 x 1080 p30". There is no PAL format with a frame rate of 30 interlaced
or progressive frames per second. The 29.97/30 frames per second is part of an NTSC format. NTSC and PAL do not have
the same significance to HD as its does to SD, but the frames rates are still considerations for regional
3. If you are taking your Fujifilm x10 1920 x 1080 @ 30 progressive frames per second into Premiere Elements 3.0/3.0.2,
there is no correct project preset in order for you to match the project preset with the properties of the source media.
I suspect that your version may have only
NTSC HDV HDV 1080i30
PAL HDV HDV 1080i25
Both are 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9 in which the 16:9 flag stretches the video to 1920 x 1080 for display after
4. Let us wipe out all of the above and just focus on the video compression which I believe is the core issue. From what
I have read, that camera is running H.264.mov. I am not sure what is under that H.264 video compression. What is working for you seems to
be DV and MPEG2 video compression. Premiere Elements does not support AVCHD (MPEG4 AVC/H.264) until
Premiere Elements 7. Consequently, you will probably end up converting this file to one with MPEG2 compression and then determine if your program will accept it. Lots of converters out there. You might look at MPEG Streamclip .Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows
Looking forward to discussing this matter with you further.
I have downloaded and used the Squared 5 video converter as you suggested. It worked very well with good quality images that can be successfully uploaded onto Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 without the pictures sticking as before. Unfortunately, on all these converted clips the words "www.pegasus.com" appear in white as a "watermark" at the bottom of the picture. This is very aggravating since it is renders them unusable which is presumably the intention. I have spoken to the UK representatives of Accusoft, of which Pegasus is now a part, and they are of the opinion that to remove this watermark I need to buy a licence from Accusoft. Is there any way round this or do I have to bite the bullet?
What format did you change your original video into with MPEG Streamclip?
Best I can tell this www.pegasus.com watermark is usually a consequence of it coming as a trial with
a download for something else, probably a video codec. Do you have any 3rd party codecs installed on your
computer, like MotionJPEG?
I am hoping that your details will point us to why this watermark is displaying on your MPEG Streamclip exports.
Just an add on to my post numbered 5.
You say that you are working successfully with Canon video. From what have just read regarding that camera's recording, it seems to be offering MotionJPEG.avi besides DV AVI. If you are using MotionJPEG.avi from the Canon successfully, where did you get the MotionJPEG video codec for that.
Did it come with a utility that came with the Canon or did you have to download a MotionJPEG video codec from an online source? Or, did you just use the video from the Canon with no Canon utility involved?
Are you getting this watermark with exports from just MPEG Streamclip?
I am sorry for the delay in replying to your last post, but I am pleased to report I have made progress regarding the watermark problem.
To test whether any Pegasus image software has been embedded in a programme such as camera software that I have downloaded onto my pc in the past, I transferred both the Squared 5 - MPEG Steamclip and some of the relevant HD video files to a secondary stand alone PC that I also use for editing. This does not have any camera software on it. Sure enough, the "www.pegasusimage.com" watermark did not appear on my edited images.
I suspect that the original Pegasus programme is contained in some Nikon D3000 software in my primary computer which I shall now remove.
In future I will avoid downloading camera software since it may contain similar "nasties."
Having said this, I personally think it is wrong to embed "trial" software such as Pegasus in camera programmes so that it can ensnare and possibly cost the unwary user money via registration fees at a later date.
Many thanks for the follow up with the good news that you have identified where this watermark is probably coming from. Great job of troubleshooting.
These embedded items as well as the carry alongs of unwanted software with downloads of wanted excellent software is very disturbing.
Glad you are able to move forward with your projects.