Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 7 64 bit....
What are the properties of this 1 minute clip (or the properties of a bunch of clips that you plan to export as a 1 minute file).
Interlaced or Progressive
Pixel Aspect Ratio
and/or what is the brand/model/settings for the camera that regarded the clip? I am assuming that the clip is video rather than still. Is that correct?
What are you setting as the project preset to match the properties of the source video? Or, are you letting the project take charge of project settings?
To determine what project preset is being set for the project, please tell us the readings under Edit Menu/Project Settings/General (Editing mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and Pixel Aspect Ratio even if the fields look grayed out.)
Forget about the Elements Organizer 12 and let us focus on quality on your file as an import into a new Premiere Elements 12 project with the best project preset possible and good quality in the rendered Timeline when viewed in the Edit area monitor.
Let us start here and put the basic information together to see what we have. All sort of scenarios possible.
Where is all this going...
DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc
AVCHD format on DVD disc
Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc
I will try my best to answer your questions. I have added
still only up to this point. I am going to video a short clip tomorrow and add
it to the very first part of the clip as an introduction.
The settings you asked for are as follows:
Editing Mode grayed out as HD 1080i
Timebase grayed out as 29.97 frames/second
Video Frame Size 1920 horizontal 1080 vertical
Pixel Aspect Ratio: grayed out Square Pixels (1.0)
Fields grayed out
Upper Field First
Display Format 30ffps
Title Safe area 20 % horizontal` 20 ` % vertical
Action Safe Area 10 %horizontal 10 %vertical
Sample Rate grayed
out 48000 Hz
Display Format Audio
With your help I tried to change the capture rate from HDV
to DV and it made a big difference in clarity on my stills
Lastly I burned the disk to AVCHD and got the best
Again, your help has been invaluable.
In your debt and thanks
Just some guidelines to explore...
The project preset should match the properties of your source media. This is especially important.
You cannot change project settings once set. (A longer story contradicts that a bit, but) No significant Project Settings changes can be made in Edit Menu/Project Settings/General. That is a place to confirm settings rather than to establish settings.
If you have an all stills situation and a DVD-VIDEO destination, I have found that you get the best results with photos 1920 x 1080 and using the project preset of NTSC DSLR 1080p DSLR 1080p30@ 29.97. The end result seems to be sharper than from other routes.
If you have video recorded at 1440 x 1080 HD Anamorphic 16:9, then use the project preset for the NTSC AVCHD HD1080p30. But, when it comes to export in a like format, use the export presets with the 1920 x 1080 specifications. All this has to do with trying to avoid player problems trying to read the 16:9 flag in the 1440 x 1080 HD Anamorphic 16:9. Both of these formats give the same 1920 x 1080 display. But, to get there, the 1440 x 1080 has to be stretched by the 16:9 flag to 1920 x 1080.
Also remember that when you import a source file into Premiere Elements, a copy of the file automatically get copied to the Elements Organizer. This is probably the better route to get videos into the Elements Organizer than importing them into the Elements Organizer and then into Premiere Elements with the Elements Organizer command Edit With Premiere Elements Editor?
Please recap, indicating where you are in your path to completion of your goal...where we are and where we need to be.