What version of Premiere Elements, what computer operating system?
What are the properties of the files that you are importing into the project....I am looking for video compression, audio compression, frame size, frame rate, interlaced or progressive, file extension, pixel aspect ratio. Is the iPhone 6 the only source of your video? If so, you are probably recording 1080p30. Please confirm. iPhone video is typically recorded with a variable frame rate instead of a constant one. Premiere Elements does not do well with those variable frame rates so we may end up taking your video into free HandBrake before the video's import in order to get a H.264.mp4 with constant frame rate version for the Premiere Elements project. Important information about your iPhone video includes its bitrate so that we can match that as best possible in the export settings.
1. 1080p30 or other
2. Project Settings...according to Edit Menu/Project Settings/General
3. Intended export
Any questions along the way, please ask.
I have Premiere Elements 13, on a Mac OS (10.11). I know the current version of the OS isn't supported yet; I've been having the same problem since I got the program and I shied away from using it because of that. Silly, I know.
Info on import:
Full HD 1080i30
file extension: .m4v
The phone is the only source of the video, and for the life of me I cannot find the bitrate.
Thanks for the reply. Here is the plan.
Since you have iPhone 6, I am going to go with the video specifications given by Apple, that is, you recording 1080p30 instead of 1080i30. Let us see what this is going to look and sound like.
Open Premiere Elements 13 Mac to its Expert workspace. Go to File Menu/New/Project and Change Settings. Then follow the following steps to set the project preset manually to
- Open the project to the Expert workspace, and go to File Menu/New Project and Change Settings.
- In Change Settings, set the project preset to the one mentioned above. OK out of there.
- In the New Project dialog that opens, rename the project and make sure to have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on This Project". OK out of there.
- Back in the Expert workspace, import your source media using Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Assets from where you drag the file to the Timeline Video Track 1/Audio Track 1.
Right now I am discounting any "variable frame issue", but we may be forced to deal with it if we have Edit area Timeline problem ranging from audio out of sync to not being able to import the video at all. So, for now, we are thinking no problems....
To the export...
Go to Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD and set Presets = MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p30...designate a location for the Save and hit Save.
What does that look like and sound like at playback on one of your computer players? It would be good to match the bitrate of the original with that of the export. We will take extra measures to address that if we get into a file size issue. File size is important for uploads and downloads of the file.
We will be watching for your progress as your schedule permits. Any questions as you work through the steps, please do not hesitate to stop to ask for clarification or ask questions.