What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running?
Here I am assuming that you are referring to burn to DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc. Although
similar questions could be asked for AVCHD on DVD disc.
What is your project preset? What are the properties of the source media?
In the burn dialog, what does the Quality area show for Space Required and Bitrate?
Can you do a successful burn to Folder (4.7 GB) or Folder (8.5 GB)?
What is your situation with regard to Timeline menu markers and main menu/scene selection pages?
a. How many Timeline menu markers, what kind? Is there a stop marker at the end of the last item on the Timeline?
Do you have a few frames between Timeline markers so that none are sitting on another? In the menu
customization area, do you see red frames around the buttons to indicate that the buttons are overlapping?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
As for the "complication" factor, my first impression is that this is a "considerations" rather than a complications matter.
Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
Add On...to post 1....
When you ask about project "too complicated" to work, what editing and feature use did you do in the project that you might even
consider a "too complicated" factor? It might be that the settings for a possible "complicated factor" might need adjustment
rather than anything else.
Just something to think about as we put together troubleshooting strategy.
I am using Première Elements 10 on a Mac Pro
I was trying to burn to DVD-VIDEO widescreen, although I tried all the
options in desperation including folders!
Space required was about 3.7 GB, but instead of filling the space
available, as it didn¹t work, I tried 2.5 GB without success.
I use all Timeline menu markers including red ones to indicate the end
of a movie, as there are several in the project. Scene markers and stop
markers can therefore be close. Where there were red frames around button, I
moved the buttons away from each other as required.
By complicated, I meant that my movies tend to include transitions
throughout movies and stills background music titles - clipart and
dialogue, which I considered might be too much for the system to handle!
Since I posted my query, I have taken a lot of transitions out of the
movie (I usually choose a default transition of ³cross dissolve² between
each video/still in the set-up). This has worked, and subject to re-viewing
the movie, I am hoping that it is the cure and I will reset the defaults
Thanks for you interest in my problem.
Thanks for the update.
Just to make sure - do not place a stop marker at the end of the last item on the Timeline. It is not needed and causes an assortment
of issues if placed at that location.
With regards to the video and audio transitions - good work checking into them. Have you heard of trimmed versus untrimmed video clips?
Sometimes there can be a problem with the transition working with untrimmed clips - relates to handles and frames at the end of the first
clip and frames at the beginning of the next clip. Quick test is to use the scissors tools to take a few frames off the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second.
Your progress is sounding good. Great job. We will be watching for your progress when your schedule permits.
I will be sure to not use the stop marker a you suggest, but will this
prevent automatic return to the main menu on playing the disc?
I have heard of trimmed versus untrimmed video clips, but I have not had
cause to use them. When downloading a new project I am asked if I want to
correct any errors in the original clips (or words to that effect), normally
I do not do this. Would this though, include auto trimming? However, I
cannot recall there being a problem with transitions under those
All that aside, I have been able to burn a disc now and check replay, so
I am hoping that keeping future projects simpler will be the answer.
Thanks for your help.