Please clarify, have you finished your discussions with Sandeep Singh (Adobe Staff) and Steve Grisetti
on the same matter that you are presenting in this new thread that we are in now? Or have you inadvertently
started a new thread, intending to continue in the other? Moderators tend to close or delete the duplicates.
Please finish unfinished business there.
Once I know that is the case and are giving me the OK to proceed, I would be glad for the opportunity to offer a
workflow for you to explore in this thread (if the moderators allow it to remain open) or in your original thread
(link posted above). I believe that I fully understand your Timeline issue. Finding the reasons why need to be
understood, and we would work to that end with you.
Please clarify so that we can help get you moving forward with your Premiere Elements projects.
please close other threads or discussions and let me know if you can help
thank you very much
OK. Let us give this a try. If I go off course anywhere along the line, please let me know.
1. Open Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 8 64 bit to the Expert workspace.
A. Under Edit Menu/Preferences/General
- Remove the check mark next to "Show all do not show again messages."
- Set the "Timeline render quality (valid for HD projects)" = "High quality, Slow speed"
- Leave a check mark next to Default Scale to Frame Size.
B. Right Click the Edit area monitor, select Magnification and make sure it is = "Fit".
C. Right Click the Edit area monitor, select Playback Quality and make sure it is = "Highest".
D. Setting the Project Preset Manually to Get the Sharpest End Product Photo Display
Go to File Menu/New/Project and Change Settings
In Change Settings, change the project preset to
Close out of there.
In the new project dialog that appears, make sure that you have a check mark next to
"Force Select Project Setting on this Project". Close out of there.
E. The project preset that has been selected has a 16:9 aspect ratio, and it will direct the program to set
up a 16:9 space in the Edit area monitor for editing. So, best results are expected with photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
If an imported photo does not fill the Edit area monitor space, you can try to scale it (zoom in) just to the point of
getting rid of any black borders. A quick scale can be done by clicking on the monitor screen, and dragging on a handle
of the photo's bounding box which has appeared.
But, now for the moment of truth..
a. You should not have seen any helpful Fix messages.
b. If you render the Timeline content by clicking on the render button above the Timeline
what you see should look the same or better before and after the render.
Also keep in mind, that having to scale up too much can create pixelation.
300ppi or dpi has no significance in video. Pixel dimensions are the focus. And here, video is 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio. In
this specific case 16:9. It would be a good idea to plan ahead on the sizing of the photos beforehand. As far as I know the perk of enhanced
sharpness in the end product is associated with just the one project preset that I pointed to in the workflow.
But, right now, our target is on the maintaining the quality of the photos in the Edit area. And, I realize that you realize
that no matter how great the resolution of the imports, the imports will be reduced to the sizing characteristic of the export
We will be watching for your results. Thank you for considering the suggestions.
wow… thank you very much.
I’ll test this out tomorrow and see if it works.