Typically I ask version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running.
But, your question does not target Premiere Elements (any version in particular) but rather to the Canon Legria HFG25 recording and how it is represented.
The 50i that you see for the 50i camera specification is 50 fields per second which is 25 interlaced frames per second. Consequently when you use this file in Premiere Elements, the correct project preset is
If that were 50p, then you would have 50 progressive frames per second and the correct project preset for that would be
Please review and consider. Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thanks for your reply
Sorry the version is Premiere Elements 13
I have only 2 frame Rates in camera 50i and 25ps, i've sort of realised that 50i isn't a true 50fps and thats why elements reduces the frame rate to 25 but if I set the camera to PF25 there isn't a project setting for 1080p25 only 1080i25?
I would like to use 50i for slow motion or maybe I'm just getting well confused about the whole thing?
PF25 can be thought of as the Canon's version of 25 progressive frames per second. But, from what I have read, the camera sensor records in fields and Canon converts the fields into whole frames (representative of progressive). When you set your camera to record at Canon's PF25, I would consider using the Premiere Elements 13/13.1 progressive project setting
You might want to import the PF30 into Premiere Elements 13/13.1 Expert workspace Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Assets, right click the file thumbnail in Project Assets, select Interpret Footage, and observe how Premiere Elements is interpreting the frame rate. Please let us know the outcome on that.
There are many online articles that tell the Canon PF25 users to do nothing but direct the project to progressive settings. However, Premiere Elements automatically set project preset can be problematic if the project cannot interpret the footage correctly. If that is the case, you will get the 1080i default setting and not the 1080p. Then, manual setting of the project preset to the above before the import of the PF25 is indicated.
will have to play around and let you know the best outcome
About creating fast and slow motion effects in Premiere Elements 13/13.1
a. Interpret Footage.
Expert workspace - Project Assets....right click the thumbnail of the imported file...select Interpret Footage, and, in the Interpret Footage dialog,
dot the "Assume Frame Rate of _______" and type in a value lower than the file's frame rate for slow motion and a value higher than the file's frame rate for fast motion.
b. Time Stretch.
Right click the Timeline clip...select Time Stretch, and, in the Time Stretch dialog, increase the Speed% for fast motion and decrease the Speed% for slow motion.
c. Time Remapping.
Select the Timeline clip in the Expert workspace Timeline -Tools/Time Remapping
Time Remapping workspace will open for establishing slow or fast motion.
Please consider. If any questions, please let me know.
Add On...if you see any PF30 (post 3) where there should be PF25, that is a typing error. Please excuse and ignore. I cannot go back and edit that since you have replied to my post already.