The playback resolution is not set to "full." I haven't used Premiere Elements in a while, but try right clicking in the program monitor window and see if you get an option to change it.
The only thing I get when I right click is a playback setting dialog box which doesn't allow me to change anything. Also a playback Quality dialog box which doesn't allow me to change anything either. I'm using Adobe premiere 11.
What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running?
Bottom line: make sure you are viewing a Timeline rendered video in the Edit area monitor. More details below.
There is no Playback Resolution option offered with a right click of the Edit area monitor. You can right click the monitor, select
Magnification, and then make sure that the default "Fit" is set. But, probably of more relevancy is a right click of the Edit area monitor, selection of
Playback Quality and then decide between Automatic and Highest choices. There is also a Timeline Rendering Quality choice
in Edit Menu/Preferences/General.
But, other considerations exist in this type of previewing situation before the actual burn to disc DVD...
a. what is the project preset
b. what are the properties of the source media
c. does the description of the project preset match the properties of your source media
d. when your source media are on the Timeline, are you viewing them Timeline rendered or unrendered, that is,
is there an orange or red line over the content that you are trying to preview in the Edit area monitor?
What is the playback quality of the end product when viewed on your computer player or the TV's DVD player?
That is the true test which would help define if you are looking at a previewing issue or something more.
Is your video card/graphics card up to date according to the web site of the manufacturer of the card?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
Remember, Playback Settings via the Edit area monitor or in Edit Menu Project Settings/General are not available in Premiere Elements 12 and 13.
I'm running Adobe Premiere 11 on my system.
I know what you mean about rendering. I do render after I do a project. And I still get the blurred situation.
a. what is the project presetb. what are the properties of the source mediac. does the description of the project preset match the properties of your source mediad. when your source media are on the Timeline, are you viewing them Timeline rendered or unrendered, that is,is there an orange or red line over the content that you are trying to preview in the Edit area monitor?
I don't have any understanding with all these questions. Can you help me with them? Or where can I get information on them or tutorials. I've already uninstalled and re-installed this program twice since I had it. But I won't be able to do it again. I have a different computer. So I can't install it on but two computers. Its not on any computers but this one. But it looks that way because I've changed computers. I probably need a new program? What do you think?
Thanks for the replies.
Did you try the adjusts for Playback Quality to Highest instead of Automatic and the Timeline Rendering Quality preference to the High Quality choice?
Have you done the test run to export to determine if the export reflects the blur condition as seen in the preview?
What is your project preset NTSC AVCHD Full HD1080p30 (the default) or something else?
And, please confirm your destination - DVD-VIDEO Widescreen on DVD disc or AVCHD format on DVD disc?
For the moment what are the pixel dimensions of your photos and the frame aspect ratio - I would like you to set up
for a mini test run of photos whose frame aspect ratio is 16:9 and whose pixel dimensions are 1920 x 1080 or larger if necessary just so
we are dealing with 16:9 photos.
Even if you have to set the project preset yourself manually (File Menu/New/Project), set for
DSLR 1080p30@ 29.97
After that, then import an assortment of your 1920 x 1080 or large 16:9 photos.
Timeline render. What do they look like when played back in the Edit area Monitor?
Your export for that would be Publish+Share/Disc/DVD disc with preset = NTSC_Widescreen_Dolby DVD.
or Publish+Share/Disc/AVCHD with preset = H.264 1920 x 1080i NTSC Dolby.
Please let us know the outcome. If none of the above improves the situation, then we will consider
Deleting the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file
and, if necessary
Doing a Premiere Elements 11 uninstall, free ccleaner run through, and reinstall with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled.
I will explain the rationale behind the suggestions later.
Thanks for asking for clarification. Appreciated. I did not see you post 8 until after I posted my post 9.
Important that we define the issue as being related to just preview or to preview and export.
When you start a new project, a project preset (project settings) need to be set by you or the project. The program
is designed to do that based on the properties of the first video file that you drag to the Timeline. Sometimes the program
does it right, sometimes not. If not, then you set the project preset manually assuring that the description of the project preset
matches your video properties for at least frame size, frame rate, etc. A major function of the project preset is to direct
the program to give you the correct space in the Edit area monitor for editing. If you select a project preset which includes
1920 x 1080 in its description, then the space in the Edit area monitor will reflect that 16:9 format.
If you or the program have set the correct project preset, then, when you drag your video to the Timeline for the first time, there
will be no colored line over its content. That means that you are getting the best possible preview in the monitor. Once you
edit that video, you will get an orange line over it. That is the program telling you that you no longer have the best possible preview
and to get it you Timeline render using the Render button above the Timeline. When that Timeline rendering is complete, the orange
line turns to green. That is the program telling you that you have the best possible preview which will be in effect until you edit the
file again. Then orange to green again.
Right now I would prefer to stay with trying to get your photos to an acceptable preview stage. No matter what the project preset,
these will need Timeline rendering after they are dragged to the Timeline. Several have reported that the use of the DSLR project preset results in sharper images pre and post export. I want to see if any of that can enhance your situation.
Please review and consider and then let me know if I am going in the right direction for the explanations. I will adjust
my instructions/suggestions accordingly.
Thanks again for the follow up.