Do not worry. We will sort this out. Answer the questions below. If you do not understand something mentioned, then just let me know, and I will explain it another way.
Important: What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
You say that your source footage is 1920 x 1080 @ 25 frames per second. What is the brand/model/settings of the camera that recorded that video. I am hoping that you can tell me if that frame rate is "interlaced" or "progressive", that is 1080i, 1080p.... Based on that information, we can decide if the project is set up correctly.
I will give you Windows Media export settings to use once I know what version of Premiere Elements that you are using.
As for your .avi export, what are the details of your export settings?
More later as we await further details. You are not in this alone. Help from a user to user is just a post away.
Thanks for your reply
Im running Adobe Premiere Elements 12 on a Windows 8 computer.
As for the source footage, all I know is that its 1920x1080 @ 25 frames per second. I dont know if its interlaced or progressive as the footage was filmed by an external company who have then passed this on to me. However for future reference as I wiill be adding my own filming to the project, how do I find out if its interlaced or progressive, is it something I find on the camera, by checking the manual etc
The details of my export settings are below. I've tried changing everything ie Field Order to all three options etc, but still not much luck. I either end up with bars, judder, or both. The best Ive achieved is as a Windows Media File, but just with slight loss of quality which I presume comes from the file type? Thanks
Thanks for the reply. If you have 1920 x 1080 @ 25 frames per second source footage, then set your project preset for
If 25 progressive frames per second....
If 25 interlaced frames per second
Full HD 1080i25
You can find out if source has interlaced or progressive frame rate by using video and audio properties readout programs
such as MediaInfo.MediaInfo | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
Just be careful of your download and install choices so that you do not get any unwanted carry alongs with the MediaInfo program.
Now for exports...
set Presets = 720 x 576 16x9 25
Then, under the Advanced Button/Video Tab, customize your Export Settings to look like those in the screenshot below.
If the screenshot is not clear enough, click on it to bring up the clearer version.
There is a box to the right of the Frame Width and Frame Height. It is empty in the
screenshot. If you see that box with a chain link in it, click on that chain link to remove
it from the box. That will enable you to type in the Frame Width and Frame Height without
Is it required that you produce an .avi file from your Timeline content? Are other formats
acceptable? I am thinking in terms of AVCHD.mp4.
If you need to consider an .avi export, you could look at
and set Presets = DV PAL Widescreen
Then, under the Advanced Button/Video Tab, customize the Export Settings to appear as in the
For this AVI export, I downloaded and installed the Lagarith codec and used
Please review the above and then we can decide what next. Any questions or need clarification, please
do not hesitate to ask.
Thanks so much for your reply. The WMV works which is brill, Ive had trouble with the AVI still with it jittering but I think I may have still done something wrong. However I never even knew you could do an AVHD or whatever its called lol. I tried that and did an MP4 and it worked perfectly, quality brill and no bars
Thanks so much for your help I really appreciate you taking your time to help me out
Great news. Great job.
Very impressed with your progress.
Please do not hesitate to ask for clarification on your Premiere Elements workflows.
As a side note which is the best way (quality wise) to export it to YouTube as in the past my videos have always looked grainy and blurry
If your Premiere Elements Timeline content is greater than 2 GB/15 minutes, you cannot use the Publish+Share/Social Websites/YouTube.
Then, you export your Timeline content to a file saved to the computer hard drive and from there upload it to YouTube at the YouTube web site.
There the limit is the same as in the Premiere Elements feature, however at YouTube you can apply for an special account that will give you
more time buy only when you upload at YouTube. The Premiere Elements file that you would use for this route would be:
with Presets = MP4 - H.264 1920 x 1080p25
If you can use the Publish+Share/Social Websites/YouTube, then select Presets = PAL High Definition Video for YouTube - 1920 x 1080.
At the bottom of the YouTube area there you should see an estimated File Size and Duration.
Please let us know how that works for you.