You can create an AVCHD high-definition disc on a DVD -- however, it will only play on a BluRay disc player. Is that what you're trying to accomplish?
A standard DVD is, on the other hand, standard resolution -- less than one-fourth the resolution of AVCHD high-def video. DVDs and video played on DVD players is standard 720x480 resolution by definition. So it's impossible to create a DVD at 1920x1080 high-def.
But the specifics of how to do this depend on which version of the program you're using.
Which version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what operating system?
There is another consideration here independent of version of Premiere Elements and operating system and specifics for the AVCHD DVD export settings.
If you have 1080p60, I am assuming that your project preset set is NTSC AVCHD AVCHD 1080p60. Using Premiere Elements as your video editor, the end product AVCHD DVD (1920 x 1080) frame rate is going to be either 29.97 interlaced frames or 23.97 progressive frames per second, not 60 progressive frames per second.
But, what drew me to your thread was likely problems related to the source of your video - cell phone video. Typically cell phone video is recorded with a variable frame rate rather than a constant one. Premiere Elements (many versions) does not fare well with variable frame rate. The consequences can be
audio out of sync
not being able to import the video at all
The typical solution has been to take the cell phone video into a free program such as HandBrake and export it as a H.264.mp4 file with a constant rather than variable frame rate.
So, I would suggest that you rule this factor in or out at the onset.
Any clarification needed, please do not hesitate to ask.
Many thanks for your reply. That explains a lot, for the last 12 months i,ve been trying to figure out why the audio kept going out of sync
I'am using elements 10.......I'm thinking of upgrading to PE 13 and investing in a blu ray disc burner. Would I still have to run it through 'Handbrake' and would the quality still be as good?
Thank you so much for your time,
Johnny from yorkshire, England.
Hi, I'm using elements 10 on windows vista.
Thanks for your time.
Thanks for the reply to my comments to supplement replies to your thread.
Considerations in your planning....
Premiere Elements 13/13.1 does not support Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OS 10.7.
Premiere Elements 10, 11, or 12/12.1 on a Windows computer is 64 bit application when run specifically on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit computer. Otherwise it is a 32 bit application. This has significant computer resource implications, especially for your larger Premiere Elements projects.
Cell phone video recorded with a variable frame rate is a consideration for any version of Premiere Elements. If your cell phone video is presenting with audio out of sync and you use HandBrake to correct that condition, you should get good quality from the HandBrake H.264.mp4 (just make sure that the export bitrate is set comparable to that of the original besides changing the frame rate to a number (do use same as source) and selecting Constant for that frame rate).
If any clarification needed on the above, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you so much for your information, it's the pesky variable frame rate thats been causing all the audio sync problems. I will put all my clips through Handbrake first and the export them into PE10 with the settings you've recomended.
I only wish I'd have come on this forum ages ago, it would have saved me a lot of head scratching.
Thanks again for your time
Thanks for the reply.
Glad the suggestions worked for you.
Please never hesitate to ask if you have questions or need clarification on any of your Premiere Elements workflows.
Exploration and experimentation with the program are keys to success. But, we would be glad for the opportunity to be of assistance with answers that would eliminate the search time and give you more time for creating your projects.