5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 14, 2015 6:18 PM by A.T. Romano

    Video is poor quality - on title screen too


      I'm using elements 11

      When I burn a disc, the pics and the title screens are somewhat pix elated

      Makes it hard to view the video.

      I can burn the same photo's on Studio and they're perfect.

      Why is elements screwing with the quality of the output?

      I have it set to HD wide screen.

      Then I select high quality.

      Same result no matter what the settings are on;.

      If it were a picture problem, then the titles should be perfect, regardless.

      They're not.



        • 1. Re: Video is poor quality - on title screen too
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          What computer operating system for your Premiere Elements 11?


          What is your burn to disc - DVD VIDEO Standard on DVD disc, DVD VIDEO Widescreen on DVD disc, or AVCHD format on DVD disc? Are you doing a burn to disc or something else?


          What is your player for the disc of export file?


          Is this a "it worked before but not now" or "it never worked before" issue?


          Could you please post exact settings/information for

          a. project preset

          b. properties of source media

          c. extent of editing, effects, duration of Timeline

          d. details of Publish+Share/Disc/...... or what you are doing under "I set to HD Widescreen".

          e. description of your computer resources and status for your video card/graphics card driver version.


          Thank you. We will be watching for the details to help us help you.



          • 2. Re: Video is poor quality - on title screen too
            debbagby@bagbyd.com Level 1

            I'm on Windows 7.

            I tried DVD standard on disc.

            Then I tried widescreen on disc.

            I set the quality to high.

            I'm playing it on an LG blueray.

            This is my first time with elements.

            I've always used Studio for my projects and a friend suggested elements was much easier to use.

            I don't agree, but at this point, I just want it to work.


            Project preset? Not sure what you're asking.

            Source media are the photo's I've scanned in and I'm using music as well.

            This is a grow up video for my daughter and her fiance.


            Photo's range 4 to 5 seconds.

            Fade transitions are 2 seconds each.

            There's a wedding frame clip (preset) in the beginning and the middle.

            At the end is a scrolling page with a little saying and congratulations to the couple.


            I did the publish and share and uploaded to facebook.

            That seems to be fine.but then it's on my phone.

            When I try to blow it up on my computer, it's not very good there either.


            Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4400+ 2.30 GHz

            Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430


            I'm using DVD -R discs

            It's set to burn to disc

            NTSC_Dolby DVD tried

            NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD tried

            Unchecked "Fit Contents to available space and slid over to highest quality.


            Thanks for helping me try to figure this out!

            • 3. Re: Video is poor quality - on title screen too
              A.T. Romano Level 7



              Thanks for the information.


              What are the pixel dimensions (width and height in pixels) for those photos and how many of them are there?

              We will talk about to resize or not, and to crop and resize or not for those photos later.

              We need to know the frame aspect ratio for them....either 4:3 or 16:9 or 3:2 or something else.

              Tip: If your images are 3:2 or 4:3 and heading for a 16:9 destination, crop to 16:9 frame aspect ratio...if your computer

              resources support use of oversized photos for the project, then just crop. If you get into a performance problem in the project

              due to too many oversize photos, then crop resize to 1920 x1080 16:9.



              Here is the general plan....


              1. Open Premiere Elements 11 to its Expert workspace. Go to File Menu/New/Project and Change Settings.

              2. In Change Settings set the project preset to NTSC/ DSLR/ 1080p/ DSLR 1080p30@29.97. OK out of there.

              3. In the New Project Dialog that appears, change the name of the project, and make sure that you have a check mark

              next to "Force Selected Settings on This Project". OK out of there.

              4. Back in the Expert workspace, use Add Media/Files and Folders to import the photos into Project Assets from where you

              drag them to the Timeline video/audio tracks.

              Tip: If you want these photos to hit the Timeline in sequence, then name them numerically, order them subsequently in a folder and

              then import the whole folder into Premiere Elements. Then drag the whole folder to the Timeline from Projects Assets to end up

              with your photos in order on the Timeline.

              4. When it comes to Publish+Share/Disc/ if you have a blu-ray DVD burner and blu-ray player, you an go in 3 directions


              Publish+Share/Disc/DVD or AVCHD or Blu-ray disc


              DVD VIDEO on DVD disc with Presets = NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD. The display is about 856 x 480 pixels...not sure what your blu-ray player can do in the way of enhancing with that.


              AVCHD on DVD disc with Presets = H.264 1920 x 1080i NTSC Dolby

              The display is 1920 x 1080. This choice is a blu-ray player with AVCHD DVD support or one of those multi media player types.


              Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc with Presets = H.264 1920 x 1080i NTSC Dolby

              The display is 1920 x 1080.


              Please review and consider.


              Thank you.



              • 4. Re: Video is poor quality - on title screen too
                debbagby@bagbyd.com Level 1

                Hi ATR.


                Thank you for trying.

                I gave up and went back to Studio to complete my project.

                I tried to do the things you suggested regarding changing the project at onset.

                I completed adding the photos/transitions/music/titles.

                When I attempted to burn a DVD it shut itself down and wouldn't open the project.

                So, that's when I gave up.


                Thanks for trying.

                • 5. Re: Video is poor quality - on title screen too
                  A.T. Romano Level 7



                  Thanks for the update. Sorry the news was not better.


                  In the spirit of never give up....


                  If you are in a time crunch to get out your DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc or AVCHD on DVD disc and you want

                  to take advantage of the Premiere Elements features, have you consider the Premiere Elements burn to folder?


                  In the case of DVD-VIDEO on DVD....you burn to folder Folder (4.7 GB) or Folder (8.5 GB) and then take the VIDEO_TS

                  Folder from the saved folder into ImgBurn for the DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc. Same scenario for AVCHD format on DVD disc.

                  How to burn a DVD Folder with ImgBurn - AfterDawn: Guides


                  The burn to folder is a good troubleshooting tool when problems with the burn to disc from Premiere Elements.

                  In all that you have done so far, have you given the burn to folder routes a try?


                  Is it worth a try?


                  Best wishes with whatever your video editing decision is.