11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2014 9:44 AM by A.T. Romano

    images in video become over saturated when exported

    andrewandrewandrewandrew

      When I export the project as an AVI the images in the video become over saturated, ie the skin tone of people becomes bright orange in some cases. Is there a setting to prevent this happening?

        • 1. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          andrew

           

          What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?

           

          What are your complete export settings for this .avi file? With special attention to the video codec used and any customization of it prior to export.

           

          And, before that, what is your project preset, what are the properties of your source media, and have you done

          any prior color correction to the video prior to export?

           

          What player are you using to view the end product .avi? If computer player, is the computer the same on which

          Premiere Elements is running?

           

          Is your computer's video card/graphics card up to date according to the web site of the manufacturer of the card?

           

          We will be watching for your details.

           

          Thanks.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
            andrewandrewandrewandrew Level 1

            I am running Premiere Elements 12 on windows 8.1 and the images used are .tif and were edited in photoshop elements 12. The export settings I am using are, exporting as AVI DV NTSC Standard 720 X 480

            • 3. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              andrew

               

              Thanks for the reply.

               

              For troubleshooting purposes, please tell us if you have the same issue if you replace the .tif with

              .jpeg

              or

              .psd

               

              Are you applying any effects to the .tif prior to export? And, are you confirming that the saturation issue

              exists only after export of the Timeline with these .tif images?

               

              Thanks.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                andrewandrewandrewandrew Level 1

                Same problem with .psd. Saturation issue occurs after I export the project, the images look normal when played back on the timeline.

                • 5. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  andrew

                   

                  Grand ideas or major duds...let us try the two different tests to see if we can pin point where the issue originates and its cause....

                   

                  You may want to work from a copy of the problematic project....See File Menu/Save A Copy)

                   

                  Open your existing project (the one that is yielding your DV AVI 4:3 @ 29.97 interlaced frames per second, and displaying with color issues).

                  But, do not export this project's Timeline using Publish+Share/Computer/AVI with Presets = DV NTSC Standard as you have been doing, assumed

                  with no export settings customization under the Advanced Button of the preset.

                   

                  1. Go to Expert workspace File Menu/Project Archiver and its Archive and Copy options. Project Archive the project with the Copy option. This will result in a "Copied....Folder" saved to the computer hard at the location that you designated. Open the "Copied....Folder" to see copies of the source media that went into the project. These copies will represent all the source media that went into Project Assets whether they were used on the Timeline or not. Open each to determine if there is any color issues with any.

                   

                  on to second test....

                   

                  2. Go to Timeline Menu and select and click on Delete Rendered Files to do just that. Next, render the Timeline content by pressing the Enter key of the computer main keyboard. All video previews generated from Timeline rendering of a SD project are DV AVI files, be the files being previewed photos or videos.

                  Next, go to the Adobe Premiere Elements Preview Files Folder (by default in Windows' Document/Adobe/Premiere Elements/12.0) and open that folder. Play back the preview files there to determine if they have color flaws.

                   

                  Please let us know the outcome.

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                    andrewandrewandrewandrew Level 1

                    For number 1 pictures have no colour issues

                    • 7. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      Andrew

                       

                      Thanks.

                       

                      In contrast, it will be interesting to see what those preview files will look like (second test).

                       

                      Follow up much appreciated.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                        andrewandrewandrewandrew Level 1

                        Colour issues with the preview clips

                        • 9. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                          A.T. Romano Level 7

                          Andrew

                           

                          Thanks.

                           

                          "1" would have used the project's original source media files (stored on the computer hard drive).

                          "2" would have to use project's edited images to generate the DV AVI preview files (which are generated be the Timeline rendered file still or video).

                           

                          Those preview files (before export) are indicators of what the end product should look like. If that is really the case, then you should be seeing the problem when you play back the rendered Timeline in the Edit area monitor before you even get to the export area and the finally product. But, you say

                          "......problem with .psd. Saturation issue occurs after I export the project, the images look normal when played back on the timeline".

                           

                          Did I misinterpret all that? Please confirm quote.

                           

                          If the problem exists only after encoding to DV AVI, then

                           

                          First....Publish+Share/Computer/AVI with presets = DV NTSC Standard.

                          Advanced Tab/Video Tab of the DV NTSC Standard preset, scroll down the Video Tab content, and put a check mark next to

                          Advanced Settings/Optimize Stills.

                           

                          Another idea...Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with presets = MP4 - NTSC DV Standard

                           

                          Have you had any success with using some combination of fx Effects instead of the Adjust's Lighting/Exposure?

                           

                          Thanks for staying with the troubleshooting.

                           

                          ATR

                          • 10. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                            andrewandrewandrewandrew Level 1

                            Tried exporting as AVI with presets DV NTSC standard and AVCHD with presets MP4 NTSC Standard. There is still over saturation problems with the images in the exported videos. The problem only occurs on images which have been edited in premiere elements 12. My solution to the problem was to reduce the saturation and brightness of each of the images in premiere elements. But there should be a better solution to this problem

                            • 11. Re: images in video become over saturated when exported
                              A.T. Romano Level 7

                              Andrew

                               

                              Recap

                               

                              You say that the issue of oversaturated images is happening only for the Premiere Elements export of the Timeline content edited with Exposure found

                              Adjust Tab/Adjustments Palette/Lighting Panel expanded and Exposure. At this point, you say that

                              My solution to the problem was to reduce the saturation and brightness of each of the images in premiere elements.

                              The following is the screenshot of the route to the Exposure that you are using.

                              Lighting.JPG

                              Two ways  to adjust what is under the Exposure Tab.

                              a. One is to click on one of the thumbnails and get a "preset" type result. The More sliders are moved automatically to the sets for that "preset"

                              b. Go immediately to More and start moving the sliders for Brightness, Contrast, Exposure, Black, White to customize these slider settings.

                              In all of that, what were you using - Exposure Tab thumbnails only or Exposure Tab thumbnails and sliders.

                               

                              What specifically are you using now for this Brightness and Saturation adjust that is giving you an export without problems? Are you using fx Effects like Adjust/Image Control or something else?

                               

                              And, previously you said that you do not see the problem before export, so what is your criteria for this Brightness and Saturation adjust before export?

                              Has the problem in the export been verified on other computer(s) as well as the computer on which it was created in Premiere Elements?

                               

                              Thanks.

                               

                              ATR