You will always lose some quality. How much you lose depends on the media properties and share settings.
Try it and see if it works OK for you.
I think so, but I'm unsure of your question. What do you mean by an "edit"? Is it a clip from a camera? And "sewing together"? Do you mean joining clips from a camera to make final product?
If I understand your question, the regular and normal use of an editor like Premier Elements is to "edit" individual clips, place them on the "timeline" in the order you want and create a high quality product that has them joined in a continuous "video" tuned for your preferred viewing device thorough the Publish and Share process.
What is important here is that you know the properties of your source file(s), set the project preset to match the properties of those source files, and then export with settings as close as possible to the original. Often you can do this without noticing quality differences in the export.
I am understanding and defining your issue as you wanting to maintain the quality of the original imported files in the export. If that is the case, the please supply the following, and I will give you a step by step
a. What are the properties of your source files (including bitrate). Here I am looking for
interlaced or progressive
pixel aspect ratio
A quick way to get that type of information is knowing the brand/model/settings for the camera that recorded the video.
2. Based on that information we can set manually a project preset to match those source property.
3. When we go to export...example Publish+Share/Computer/ and your choice and its preset, we can customize the preset selected
under the Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab of that preset in order to try for the best possible match between the properties of the
original file and the properties of the export.
But, please let us know if you also need help in trimming the original import at the Timeline level prior to export.
Your mention of Publish+Share suggest that you are working with Premiere Elements 11, 12, or 13. What is the computer operating system?
A.T. Romano wrote:
What is important here is that you know the properties of your source file(s), set the project preset to match the properties of those source files, and then export with settings as close as possible to the original...............
By the nature of the wording and writing style, my guess is that redflashred, may have never opened an NLE. If he or she is shopping and read your overly complex reply, he or she would likely run to something advertised as easy from Sony, Corel, Cyberlink or whatever.
I do respect the effort you put into this, but please consider weighing the question a little more. If it is a simple question, a complex answer with too much detail may not help that much.
I hope redflashred comes back!
Just a note, referring to my post numbered 3 in your thread...
I do not underestimate your abilities when I reply to a thread question. I give the best possible information for the question that you asked to get you thinking about your workflow and
solutions. Typically I include, if you have questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask. We are always glad to do that if necessary That offer extends to you, redflashred, also if needed. My goal is to get you moving forward in your project. The answers are in the details, and that reality must be faced sooner or later. I am confident that you will guide us to help us help you.
My reply numbered 3 was generalized. Once I know the version of Premiere Elements that you have and on what computer operating system it is running, I can customize the reply and give you a step by step how to (with settings).
I don't think ATR's post is too complex. It just takes what my first post says and is more specific about details and offers a step by step procedure with an offer of additional help.