What computer operating system is involved?
When you saying Premiere Elements 11 would not work for you, please describe in detail in what way?
a. source media would not import
b. crashes while you were editing the source media
c. burn to disc DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc failures characterized by what specific burn failure message(s)?
With regard to the burn to DVD and the existing 20 DVDs yet to be made...
a. Confirm that you are talking about burn to disc DVD for DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc or burn to DVD disc
for AVCHD format.
b. When you get to the burn dialog what are the readings in the burn dialog for Space Required and Bitrate when disc in burner
and ready to hit Burn button
c. Go to Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks, find Disc Encoding, and view to where it is directed and how much free space
If these failures all relate to the burn to disc process, do any of the burn to disc projects work if set instead for burn to folder?
What are you using as your source media in each of these 20 projects?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
I have a Dell, Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit.
When in Photoshop Elements 11, I open the organizer. When I click on the show I have created it takes me to the DVD which I created. When I then go to "Output" to burn a DVD in NTSC, clikc OK. I then save the program in wmv format. When that is done saving my DVD comes up but only part of the DVD I have created (only about half of the slides are showing). this has happened before but I was able to continue with the addition of Elements703_patch.
Thanks for the details which are consistent with a Premiere Elements 11 Elements Organizer 11 workflow.
There was never any Elements703_patch for 11, so I am not sure how this ever factored into your Premiere Elements 11/Elements Organizer 11 situation.
Let us see if we can find answers in the following...
What is the size of the wmv slideshow that you created in Elements Organizer 11 and outputted (Burn To Disc) to Premiere Elements 11 for the burn to disc DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc?
Specifically, how many photos and what pixel dimensions for each (width in pixels x height in pixels)? Did those pixel dimensions far exceed 720 x 480 or 1920 x 1080?
The numbers of photos and their resolution may force you to resize the photos before creation of the slideshow to avoid problem in the writing of the wmv file in the Burn To Disc output.
Let us explore the above to rule it in or out.
Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
There are 582 slides and 53.02 minutes.
I have selected one photo and it is 3811 x 3144
width is 3811 pixels
height 3144 pixels
I think this is what you are asking?
Thanks for the reply with the additional helpful information.
I am suspecting that 582 photos at 3811 x 3244 is creating problems for Elements Organizer Slideshow Editor in the writing of the wmv file.
Another area for the problem to occur is in the transfer of the wmv slideshow into Premiere Elements. For troubleshooting purposes only at
this Timeline, two things try..with a copy of one of your projects....
1. Create your slideshow and output it from the Slideshow Editor, using Output Option = Edit with Premiere Elements Editor. When
the slideshow is on the Timeline, go to Publish+Share/Disc/DVD disc and use what is appropriate for the burn to disc - either NTSC Dolby DVD (4:3) or
NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD. Is that burn to disc successful?
depending on the results from "1"...(before you do "2", please let me know the results of "1")
2. Batch resize your 3811 x 3244 photos to 1000 x 750 pixels using Photoshop Elements Editor File Menu/Process Multiple Files. Build your
slideshow in the Elements Organizer Slideshow Editor, and use the Output = Burn to Disc DVD. Does that give you the results that you were
Any questions or clarification regarding the above, please let me know.
# 1 did not work.
Thanks for the follow up with your troubleshooting results.
Please consider trying suggestion 2. To get a quick answer, please do a mini test run using copies of maybe 10 of your 3811 x 3244 photos which you resize to
1000 x 750.
1. Resize 10 of your 3811 x 3244 photos to 1000 x 750.
2. In Elements Organizer Slideshow Editor, create a slideshow with those photo, and then output it to Premiere Elements using the Slideshow Editor's Output
option of Burn to Disc.
3. Determine if you can burn the slideshow in Premiere Elements to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc.
Looking forward to your results.
Thank you ATR,
I have not done the suggested as latest request. I just have a question. Why will the new version 13 not accept my existing slide shows I am trying to complete? Are Version 11 and Version 13 totally non-compatible?
Thanks for the reply.
Elements Organizer 13 is new and different than prior Elements Organizers, especially in the Slideshow that it offers.
Elements Organizer 13 can accept the slideshow from the earlier version but not until you accept that the prior version
slideshow is going to be converted into the new Elements Organizer 13 slideshow format.
That new format is briefly described as output of 720p or 1080p AVCHD.mp4 file displaying in one of five theme choices.
Although the 13 Slideshow Builder offers editing of the slideshow in preparation, the editing opportunities are far less
than what you had in the prior Elements Organizers.
There is no Edit with Premiere Elements Output option in 13 as seen in 11.
I have tried to do that but when I go into File Menu/Process Multiple Files (that option is now open for me. It is greyed out) what am I doing wrong?
Please be in the Expert workspace of Photoshop Elements in order to find the active File Menu/Process Multiple Files feature.
I suspect that you are in the Quick workspace of that program.
If you need any details of setting up the dialog in the feature, please let me know.
That did work, except the slides appear a bit blurred.
Where are the photos blurred - in the hard drive folder to which you saved the resized photos or in the Elements Organizer 11 Slideshow Editor or other?
When you were in the Process Multiple Files dialog/Resize Images of Photoshop Elements, did you have Constrain Proportions unchecked and did you then type in
Width = 1000 and Height = 750? Did you save to JPEG Max Quality?
I had done everything but the convert Files to (JPEG Max Quality). I redid it and blurring is gone.
OK, soooooooo I already have 20 all ready to go except to output and burn. How do I change the pixels without having to redo all of my projects?
thank you for all of your help so far!!!
A while back I worked out a scheme for replacing the original photos in a slideshow with the resized one without having to redo the whole slideshow.
I need to remember how I did that.
I will be back as soon as I can with the details.
Looks like you are making progress. Great job.
To be continued.
Have your remembered how to fix my slide shows as yet?
Here is the plan for resizing the photos in your Elements Organizer12 Slideshow Editor slideshow without redoing the slideshow in the Slideshow Editor. We are doing this because your prior projects have not been successful with the number of photos and their pixel dimensions that you have been using.
The photos in the Slideshow Editor all trace back to the originals saved to the computer hard drive. So those files are the target for the pixel dimensions change only. The ideal situation is for all those files to have been in one folder on the hard drive before import into the Elements Organizer. The following will relate to that. For photo imports into the Elements Organizer from scattered locations, that will have you hunting through the computer for the source files. More work and at a point where you will feel it better to start all over, importing resized photos (1000 x 750 pixels) into the Elements Organizer.
1. Photoshop Elements Editor File Menu/Process Multiple Files
Browse to and select the folder with your photos (3811 x 3244) to be resized (to 1000 x 750) by the end of this process.
Same As Source. This will overwrite the original photos (3811 x 3244) to give 1000 x 750 photos.
Make copies of any originals that you want to keep as is in another folder and another place.
Resize Image with check mark
Width = 1000
Height = 750
with no check mark next to Constrain Proportions
Convert Files to (with check mark)' JPEG High Quality
Click OK to Process Multiple Files dialog.
2. Open the Elements Organizer. To play it safe, select all the thumbnails for the photos that are in the slideshow, right click anywhere in the selection, in the drop down menu that opens, find and click on "Update Thumbnails for Selected Items".
3. In the Elements Organizer double click your Slideshow Project thumbnail in order to open to the Slideshow Editor with your slideshow. The slideshow should now have
all photos at 1000 x 750 instead of 3811 x3244.
4. When you get to the Elements Organizer Slideshow Editor slideshow Output options, select Edit with Premiere Elements...
In Premiere Elements Editor workspace, right click the slideshow on the Timeline and select Break Apart Elements Organizer Slideshow
to do just that for further edits.
If you decide to start from the beginning, I would suggest that you consider using Elements Organizer File Menu/Export As New File(s).
a. Create a new folder ahead of time at the location of your choice.
b. In the Elements Organizer, select all the thumbnails for the photos going into the slideshow, then File Menu/Export As New Files(s).
c. In the Export New Files dialog
...in the Items to Export...select all at the same
...File Type = JPEG
...Size and Quality = Custom 1000 x 750
...Location = Empty Folder that you created ahead of tim
...Filenames = Original Name
Then import these photos into the Elements Organize from the folder to start the new project.
We gave gone through all this believing that the writing of a wmv slideshow and its transfer are creating problems with a lot of photos 3811 x 3244 as
discussed earlier in this thread.
Please review and consider and then let me know you are clear on what I wrote. I have proof read the above several times, but if you catch anything
that looks out of place please let me know and I will check it out.
ATR, Thank you for ALL of your help. It worked. Your are amazing!!
Thank you for the wonderful news "It worked" and that you are moving forward in your projects.
There were a lot of details for you to sort through, and you did a great job.
We were glad for the opportunity to be of assistance.
ATR, hello it is me again..
I was able to make a DVD. I had marked it to make a total of 3 copies.... It only made one and the rest were not made. I received an "Unknown Error" 2130906112.
Do you have any idea what the error is and how I may fix it.
Good to learn of your progress.
When you did the burn to disc DVD, were you trying to generate more than one copy using the burn dialog's copy option? If so, how many copies did you
If that is the case, you might want to check out Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks and determine where the Disc Encoding Files are pointed and how
much free hard drive space is there. Refers to Encoding Files Folder in the Adobe Folder (typically found Documents/Adobe/Premiere Elements/number of version.
If you need to generate more than one copy of the original...several alternative ways. But the easiest one which gives good results is to take
the original DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc into the burn software that came with the burner and use that software's exact copy feature. There is a way to make
duplicates from the disc in ImgBurn, but the insert disc way involves a two step process.
More later depending on further details and how the Encoding Files Folder situation turns out.
Add On...There is another approach...you could do a Premiere Elements burn to folder which will give you the VIDEO_TS Folder in the saved folder from the process.
You could take that into ImgBurn and burn that to more than 1 DVD disc with the copies option there.
More details if interested.
ATR, thanks.... I actually did burn the DVD to a folder. I am trying to figure out how to burn it to a DVD from there. I do have ImgBurn program on my computer.
Can you explain to me how to do that please.
In looking at the file name it is Video_TS.IFO Will that work?
In the folder from Premiere Elements burn to folder, there are two folders Open DVD and VIDEO_TS.
You want to take the whole VIDEO_TS Folder (not just a file from the VIDEO_TS Folder) into ImgBurn to get your DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc.
The following is typical how to
Please check out the above. If any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
ATR, once again you have helped me sooooooo much!! I am up and running again. I hope to complete several more DVD's and then will switch to the new 2013 version.
So glad and proud of your successes. Great job on not that easy a task with all those task details.
Best wishes, and please let us know when and if you need supplemental information for your workflows.