On what computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 12 running?
What is the project preset that you or the project has set?
Please see Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and the readings for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and
Pixel Aspect Ratio (even if they look grayed out)?
Please verify PAL AVCHD 1080p 50fps - is that the description of the source file?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
Nice to be talking to you again.
Computer o/s = Windows 7
Project settings: 50.00fps, 1920x1080, Square Pixels (1.0)
PAL AVCHD 1080p 50fps is the project setting.
I don't know what the source file format is: just whatever the GoogleEarth
default capture format is. I'll try to find out.
Just to be clear, the clip looks fine when I put it into the timeline,
though it runs jerkily. It's when I then render it that the loss of
The source file details (from Windows Explorer Properties) are:
Frame width 1920
Frame height 1080
Data rate 4936kbps
Total bitrate 5066kbps
Frame rate ...Various - the default capture rate seems to be 16pfs and I've
tried slowing that down to 10. Doesn't make any difference to the fault I'm
Thanks for the information. Appreciated.
I was doing some research into Google Earth and found it following document
Please double check the project preset setting within the project
Edit Menu/Project Settings/General....if the project preset is established as PAL AVCHD AVCHD 1080p50, then
you should see under General
I am focusing in on frame rate. What was the actual frame rate for the video that you imported into
the Premiere Elements project....even though you looked at 10 frames per second, did you finally
go with 50 frames per second?
I got the impression that the recording settings were either .wmv, .mov, and .avi. Where did you get
the .mp4 file extension? Do you have a Pro version of the software which offers that option? By the
way, I am assuming that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed on your computer with
Premiere Elements. Have we discussed that previously?
How are you planning on exporting your Timeline content from this project? It might be a good idea
to do a mini test run export. This might point us to a preview not export issue or to an issue involving more
than just the preview.
Please review the above so that we can plan troubleshooting strategy.
Once again you have come up trumps!
Before doing anything else I followed your suggestion and did a trial
export. - the exported file looks excellent so it was a preview issue only.
Thanks for the great news of the export success. Great job in sorting out preview from export issues. I took a look at Google Earth.
Looks interesting and potential for giving some stunning results.
I do not recall if we discussed this before, but you might try the following to determine if you can
improve the quality of the rendered Timeline content....
a. Right click the Edit area monitor, selecting Playback Quality, followed by Highest instead of Automatic
b. Set the preference for Timeline Render Quality to the High Quality choice if it is not set at that already.
In case you are interested I used a third party freeware utility to capture
the screen output from GoogleEarth. It is called 'Screen Capture Recorder
v.0.12.8' and is available from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/screencapturer/files/. I have found it very
customisable and easy to use.
Thanks for the further details of your workflow.
It sounds very interesting. I will give it a look and report back with
my results at a later time.