What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running?
Most likely a mismatch of original bitrate and compression with the selections that you made in the export settings of your project.
But, the answers will be in the details, so more details please.
Video and Audio compression
Frame size and Frame rate
interlaced or progressive
pixel aspect ratio
Assuming Premiere Elements 11, 12, or 13
and then what
If AVCHD, what did you select for Presets?
And, did you go with the default settings for the Preset or customize the export setting under the
Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab of the preset? What were your export settings?
Please review and consider and then we can sort out what needs to be done. Do you have any
requirements given to you for this project as to file size.
Looking forward to your follow up.
891 KB not MB!
Thanks for the update on the file size of the original.
Nonetheless what are the answers for all the questions that I asked so that I can get a clearer perspective
of what might have happened to take an import of 891 KB to 3.1 GB.
It would be interesting to know what a video audio properties readout program would show for the bitrate of
the 3.1 GB file. Since you have not yet posted the Premiere Elements version and computer operating system
information yet, I will guess you have Windows and will post the link for MediaInfo Windows for use for video
But, you should be able to get that information by looking at the bitrate settings in the export settings that you used for your Premiere Elements export.
When you mentioned KB and MB, I am assuming that you mean kilobytes (KB) and megabytes (MB) and not
kilobits (kb or Kb) and megabits (Mb).
Thanks for the follow ups.