What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
My initial impression is that you did not control your bitrate settings in the export settings under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of the preset that you used.
So, besides the important initial questions above, please detail your export choice for your Timeline content....
If Premiere Elements version earlier than 11, Share/Computer/then what and what preset? Did you customize that setting under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of the preset or did you use the default settings.
In versions 11, 12, 13, Publish+Share/Computer/then what and what preset? Same question about customized export settings versus default settings.
What was the format that you used for your Timeline content and what was its bitrate?
The answers will be in the details.
We will be looking forward to your follow up.
thanks for your speedy reply.
I am using Adobe PE12 and I have not changed any of the settings from the defaults when publishing. What bit rate would you recommend?
I am trying to export/publish to a file that will be able to be viewed online (on You tube for example) without compromising the quality too much. Have tried avi, mpeg and adobe flash
The original files generated from the webinar are wmvs and are usually about over 50,000KB. In editing I am mostly cutting out content.
Thank you for the reply.
Two factors that come to mind
a. the Windows Media Video 9 video compression would be expected in general to give lower files sizes than other types of video compression, like AVCHD, MPEG2.....
b. the bitrate in the export settings may be too high and you would need to find a compromise between bitrate, quality, and file size.
For your export...
Publish+Share/Computer/Windows Media.....Have you tried to produce a Windows Media Video 9.wmv from your Timeline content - See Advanced Button/Video Tab for customizing the preset.
Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD...Have you tried to produce an AVCHD.mp4 from your Timeline content - See Advanced Button/Video Tab for customizing the preset, lowering the bitrate as far as possible without losing quality but resulting in a reasonable file size.
Please post the properties of your original files - frame size, frame rate, etc, and I will post export settings specifics for either of the above.
In the information that you gave for your original files - I am assuming that 50,000 KB (kilobytes) is the typical file size. Did you note the bitrate used for them in Mbps (megabits per second) or Kbps (kilobits per second)?
That information that you supply will help me to give you exact target values for your export settings.
After much searching I have found the info needed for the file in question as below.
bit rate 5.51Mbps
size 1920 x 1200
audio codec: windows media audio 9.1 48kbps 44kHz
video codec: windows media video 9.
I have looked at other files I have from the regular webinars I record and their bit rates range from a couple hundred Kbps up to the 5.5 Mbps of this file. Is this normal? They are all powerpoint presentations with audio. nothing too special.
Thank again for your assistance
Thanks for the additional information. Based on it, this is the export that I am suggesting to try to get an export whose file size is comparable to that of the source.
If your source is 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 progressive frames per second, then
your project preset should be
DSLR 1080p30 @ 29.97
Presets = 720 x 480 16x9 29.97
Then under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of that preset, customize the export settings for a 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 progressive frames per second export.
Just in case, tip, remove the chain link icon to the right of Frame Width and Frame Height so that you can type in the 1920 and 1080 values shown.
To do that, just click on the chain link icon to get the empty box that you see in the screenshot. If you need the chain link icon back, then click on the empty box area.
That 6000 Kbps (kilobits per second) should equate to 6 Mbps (megabits per second). The estimated file size will depend on the particular video that you are exporting.
If any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Add On...For bitrate comparisons, please note if the Bitrate is done as Constant or Variable. Those files may have been recorded with a variable bitrate.
One area of confusion can be the stated units - Kbps, kbps, KBps, Mbps, MBps.