What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Set your Premiere Elements project preset to
Import your Hitachi DZ-MV 780e video (704 x 576) into the Premiere Elements project.
In the project media area of the program, right click the file's thumbnail, select Interpret Footage.
In the Interpret Footage dialog, go to Pixel Aspect Ratio area and dot the Conform to:
In the Conform to: field, select "D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1.4587).
Click OK to the Interpret Footage dialog to exit that area.
What does your video look like in the Edit area monitor? Any black borders? Over stretched look?
If OK, how do you want to export this Timeline? Export to file saved to the computer hard drive or burn to disc?
We will discuss the export choices next and detailed settings for a 16:9 export.
Thank you very much.
I didn't know about that option.
My PC is a laptop from MSI. Intel core I7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB SSD (And 1 TB HD for storage) With Windows 8.1. It runs Premiere Elements 10.0 (And it runs very smooth.)
The import you talk about Works very well. (Even though the film seems to get a Little more pixelated and a Little bit overstreched.) It shows a "normal" film now with the correct aspect ratio.
The Edit area monitor shows Black boarder on top an below.
I have a server (a Synology NAS) where I put the finished films. I want to export to a file which will Work on Pc's and can be watched via DLNA on my Samsung 46 inch HD TV. (Samsung UE46C6000)
Thank you for the reply with further details and comments.
If you see any black borders in the Edit area monitor after you have adjusted the Pixel Aspect Ratio in Interpret Footage, you can scale the image
in the Edit area monitor to get rid of the black borders. It is assumed that these black borders that you are seeing are minor ones.
a. Click on the screen, and drag on one of the handles of the image's bounding box to scale it.
b. Highlight the clip on the Timeline, and go to Properties/Motion Panel expanded/Scale property and the Scale Slider to scale the image.
(by default width and height are scaled together; if you want one or the other, then uncheck the "Constrain Proportions" option there.
Just a reminder, when you are working with PAL DV Widescreen, the 16:9 flag stretches the video from 720 x 576 to about1056 x 576 for display after encoding.
Does the scaling after Interpret Footage improve your situation?
I have been experimenting with the options. And it looks great in the Edit area monitor, but if I try to export it (using the PAL DVD Widescreeen option in MPEG) it comes out totally wrong.
If I use some titles they look great in the Edit area monitor but the come out in the export totally out of place.
Using your scale suggestions the b-option seems to Work best.
After you make your Presets selection in the export area, do you click on the Advanced Button of the preset selected and look in detail at the Export Settings under the Video Tab?
In the Edit area, for full frame, you need to scale the image to fit the space in the Edit area monitor that was established by your choice of project preset.
Thank you for your patience with my questions.
I have followed your guidance and been experimenting a bit. The result is very nice.
I am looking forward to edit the 40 hours of footage I have.
NB. As a Little extra, I will mention that, I got a bit frustrated with the exported result sice it got all stribed in the edges, but then I found the setting interlaced/progressive. Apperently it defaults to interlaced.
After setting it for progressive it turns out very nice.
Thanks Again for help.