Now it works. Go figure.
There appears to be a basic misunderstanding here of the burn to options in Premiere Elements 12 in particular.
Please allow me to explain, and please excuse anything that I will write that you already know....
The regular DVD player will playback DVD-VIDEO Standard (4:3) or (16:9). Assuming a NTSC setup, that is characterized by
720 x 480 4:3 @ 29.97 interlaced frames per second and 720 x 480 16:9 @ 29.97 interlaced frames per second. When these are
the choices that you want, you use
disc with Presets = NTSC_Dolby Digital (for the 4:3) and NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD (16:9)
You do not use
AVCHD disc (which is a HD AVCHD format on a DVD disc....this will not playback on the regular DVD player....here you can expect
resolution of 1920 x 1080)
The only possibility for you obtaining what you say relate to you selecting AVCHD instead of DVD. Is that a possibility?
There is no Blu-ray DVD disc or ACVHD DVD disc; there is Blu-ray disc format on a Blu-ray disc, AvCHD format on a DVD disc, each differing from DVD-VIDEO format on a DVD disc.
As for DVD discs, 4.7 GB/120 minutes; 8.5 GB/240 minutes.
As for Blu-ray discs, 25 GB or 50 GB.
If you have a HD 16:9 project and you want to take it to a DVD disc that will playback on the regular DVD player, then you use
disc with a preset specifically for NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD which is 16:9.
Please review and consider.
I did not see your post 1 until after I had posted my reply to your thread question.
I am at a loss to understand
Now it works. Go figure.
I am very glad for your success but I am not connecting your thread question as posted with your all OK post 1.
Please review and consider all the factors. The important matter is that you appear to be moving forward in your
Premiere Elements project.
We can discuss this further if you have the time and you feel it would be worthwhile for you.
Enjoyed the detailed description. I finally figured that out about 5 minutes after I posted the original query.
I had used Elements 9 for years and upgraded to 12 last year. I hadn't realized that 12 could burn an AVCHD discs; although, now that I do, I'll finally be able to get some great quality out of my old personal footage--at least until I move up to Blu Ray.
Thanks for all you do here,Bill
Thanks for the follow up reply.
Glad to be of assistance. But sounds like you are doing well with your Premiere Elements projects.
The 9.0/9.0.1 and 12 workspaces are markedly different. The principles remain the same, but it is the features
that tend to move around, get changed, and get discontinued from version to version. Although version 13 (current version) has
some significant feature removals, it now includes creation of DVD ISO Image, AVCHD ISO Image, and even a Blu-ray
ISO Image in the burn to options.
If there is any consideration to move to 13, best go the free 30 day tryout route before any purchase to assure the program's
compatibility with your computer operating system and your project goals.