6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2015 5:03 PM by whsprague

    slideshow burning problem[

    lindatodd

      Using Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 12 to produce slide shows. Output burned to DVD-R and DVD+R disks are blurry. Original photos are clear. Any idea what is causing this?

        • 1. Re: slideshow burning problem[
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          lindatodd

           

          How are you outputting the Elements Organizer 12 slideshow to Premiere Elements 12 Editor - Edit with Premiere Elements Editor or

          something else?

           

          What are the pixel dimensions of the photos that you import into the Slideshow Editor? And how many of them are there?

           

          When the slideshow reaches the Premiere Elements 12 Editor, what project preset exist? If you are not sure, please tell

          us what the readings are for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and Pixel Aspect Ratio under Premiere Elements' Edit Menu/

          Project Settings/General (even if the fields look grayed out).

           

          What is your setting for the burn to disc in Publish+Share/Disc/DVD disc

          NTSC_Dolby DVD

          or

          NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD

           

          Please review, consider, and let us know the information requested. With that we can decide what next.

           

          Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.

           

          Thank you.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: slideshow burning problem[
            whsprague Level 4

            lindatodd wrote:

            Original photos are clear. Any idea what is causing this?

            If you are creating a DVD to play on a DVD player it is old Standard Definition like for old tube TVs.  You have to use a higher quality media or method. 

             

            Bill

            • 3. Re: slideshow burning problem[
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              lindatodd

               

              You can get good quality DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc for playback with your HD TV's DVD player. Been there and done that.There will be differences in the resolution for the various "higher resolution" disc products. You need to compare the best possible DVD-VIDEO that you can product with those higher resolution formats and not put the DVD-VIDEO which can be improved up against those higher resolution products.

               

              There have been several Premiere Elements users who have posted about quality problems with DVD-VIDEO and gotten the same type of reply about DVD-VIDEO lower quality non acceptable video. With a few suggestions, these users found that they had a good quality product which they and others could enjoy on their TVs.

               

              But, at this point, we want to make sure that you are getting the best possible product for your DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc. If you conclude after looking beyond resolution

              to your workflow details that the best you can do is not good enough, then we can go into higher resolution products like AVCHD on DVD disc or Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc.

               

              You put yourself at a disadvantage doing otherwise.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: slideshow burning problem[
                whsprague Level 4

                A.T. Romano wrote:

                 

                lindatodd

                 

                You can get good quality DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc for playback with your HD TV's DVD player. Been there and done that.

                 

                Not exactly.  It looks like we disagree as to what "good" is.  You can't get enough pixels out of a DVD for a HD screen.  For me "DVD" is soft and fuzzy.  Blu-Ray is sharp and clean.  The new 4K is better. 

                 

                It would be correct if you wrote that you can get good quality buy burning to an "AVCD Disk" for playback with a Blu-Ray player.

                 

                You can look here and see a variety of screen dimensions in pixels.  DVD-Video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                 

                Using AVCHD Disks burned to cheap DVD blanks for short shows or Blu-Rays burned to more expensive Blu-Ray disks for longer shows get HD pixel dimensions of 1920x1080 to match the current HD TVs.

                • 5. Re: slideshow burning problem[
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  lindatodd

                   

                  Please read my posts as written for improving workflow for best possible DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc for playback on your DVD player.

                  With more details from you, I will suggest some workflow considerations. So far I have assumed DVD-VIDEO on DVD playback on a TV.

                  Is your plan for the playback to be on computer?

                   

                  My posts stand as written.

                   

                  Again, we are looking for the best possible DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc that you can produce, and whether it will serve your purposes.

                   

                  We are looking to determine what specifically works for you and having you make your own decision.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: slideshow burning problem[
                    whsprague Level 4

                    A.T. Romano wrote:

                     

                    ......

                    My posts stand as written.

                     

                     

                    ATR,

                     

                    With due respect, you sometimes stand on posts that are too detailed, miss the point, are too long and are misleading.

                     

                    The OP wrote, "Output burned to DVD-R and DVD+R disks are blurry. "  She wants to know why and what the alternatives are.  She does not appear to be seeking specialty training in output render settings for DVD that are, by definition, a lowly SD quality that we gave up about the time flat TVs were invented.

                     

                    Bill