What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
To answer your question about editing your video in Premiere Elements we would need that information plus information on
a. the properties of that source media
interlaced or progressive
pixel aspect ratio
b. what you (manually) or the project (automatically) is setting as the project preset to match the properties of your source video
c. information about your video card/graphics card and its driver version and dating.
d. other as we progress in the exchange of information
All of that is important, but essential starters are
video compression and file extension
version of Premiere Elements and computer operating system
We will be watching for as much information as you can put together for us to help you. Just knowing
Thanks for getting back to me so soon. I am using Windows 7 and Premiere Elements 13. The game capture card is recording at 1080p and 60fps. Right now I am only recording video and no audio. As for the other information, I am not sure how to find that. I am sorry, I am a beginner. I have looked through the forums and tutorials but they don't seem to be fixing the problem.
Oh also, I am using Windows 7 64 bit.
Exactly what is INSIDE the video you are editing?
Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside for you to read http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1270588
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933 for screen shot instructions
Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
Thanks for the reply.
Please check out John T. Smith's information.
At this point, if you could tell us the file extension of the file involved, that would give us a start while you are
gathering the rest of the details.
You can easily get some information for us from Properties for your imported video that is blurry in the Editor.
1. Click on Expert to get into the Expert workspace of Premiere Elements 13
2. If you have not already, import your file into the program using Add Media/Files & Folder/Project Assets.
3. Open Project Assets to see a thumbnail for the video that you just imported. Right click that thumbnail,
and select and click on Properties from the menu that opens.
4. Tell us what is listed there is Properties - it should look something like this one which is specific for one of my wmv files.
Your information will be specific to the file that you right clicked in your Project Assets.
From what you have written so far, yours should show
Image Size 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate either 59.94 or 60
Also, please go to Edit Menu/Project Settings/General, and tell us what you see for
Pixel Aspect Ratio
even if the fields look grayed out.
Your project settings may be contributing your Edit area previewing problems.
All of the above will keep us moving forward in the troubleshooting.
Great information. Great help. That tells us that you are working with an AVCHD.mp4 (1920 x 1080 @ 60.002 progressive frames per second).
That 60.002 frame rate further suggests that the video was recorded with a variable frame rate instead of a constant one. So, here is what I would like
you to do...
1. Rule out the project preset got set incorrectly and is causing the viewing problems in Edit area
a. Open a new project and go to the Expert workspace.
b. Then File Menu/New/Project and Change Settings.
c. In Change Settings, change the project preset to
Click OK out of there.
d. You will next see the new project dialog, make sure the you have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on this Project". Then OK out of there.
e. In the Expert workspace, use Add Media/Files & Folders/Project Assets to import your video into the program. Drag the file from Project Assets to the Timeline.
f. When the file arrives on the Timeline, is there an orange line or no colored line over the Timeline file....this is over the content, not the orange line that runs through
the middle of the video clip.
Since you do not have audio in this project, this may be the answer. Let us see.
If this does not work, then we might go for a conversion of the file to H.264.mp4 with a constant frame rate of 59.94 or 60 in the free HandBrake.
Thanks for the great follow up.
For the project settings it says:
Editing mode: AVCHD 1080p square pixel
Timebase 50.00 frames per second
Frame size 1920 horizontal 1080 vertical
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square pixels 1.0
Fields: No fields (progressive scan)
Display format: 50fps Timecode
Title Safe Area 20% horizontal 20% vertical
Action Safe Area 10% horizontal 10% vertical
Also I did read the info that John T posted.
Also unfortunately, the video quality gets even worse after I do the final render and save it to my computer. So I assume that is a separate issue than the blurriness when I import it?
There is an orange line at the top of the timeline and an orange line through the video on the timeline.