What version of Premiere Elements Mac?
Where did you create this slideshow in the Elements Organizer and transferred it to Premiere Elements Editor or solely in the Premiere Elements Editor?
When you got to the burn to disc part, what did you do
a. Burn to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc (standard or widescreen)
b. Burn to AVCHD on DVD disc
What were the readings for Space Required and Bitrate in the Quality area of the burn dialog (with a check mark next to "Fit Content to Available Space"?
c. What did you put on the Timeline - photos (how many, what pixel dimensions), video (what format, what duration, interlaced or progressive video)?
d. What did you manually or the project automatically set as the project preset (project settings) for this project based on the properties of what you put on the Timeline? 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).
e. What is your player - regular DVD player, Blu-ray player, or other?
Let us start here and then decide on what needs to be done to improve your video output situation?
Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
My version of Premiere Elements is 14. I created the slideshow in Elements Editor. I burned to dvd on dvd disc. The first time I burned it fit content to available space was checked. When I saw how bad it turned out I burned it again and unchecked it and moved the quality bar to maximum. Everything on the timeline were photos, then I added audio. I don't know how many photos, but it's about 11 minutes long. I don't know where to find the other info you asked for. The settings for Project Settings are: Editing Mode - HD1080i; Timebase - 29.97 frames/second; Frame Size - 1920 horizontal, 1080 vertical; Pixel Aspect Ratio - Square Pixels (1.0). My DVD player is a blu-ray, but I used a regular DVD disc. I hope this helps. This is my first attempt - I used to have an old version on a Windows computer and I just got this updated one for my Mac. Thank you so much for your help!!
Rule of thumb...always leave the "Fit Content to Available Space" option enabled. Use it disabled only when you get a data rate error message and have to set the bitrate yourself manually.
Since you have a Blu-ray player, let us go for the Timeline content burned to AVCHD format on DVD disc. This end product can be produced with a regular (non Blu-ray) burner, but it cannot be played back on a regular DVD player. For the AVCHD format on DVD disc playback, you use a Blu-ray player that supports AVCHD DVD or one of those multi media players that supports AVCHD DVD.
One of the keys to this is to find out what the pixel dimensions are for your photos - do they much exceed 1920 x 1080 16:9?
This would be the ideal...
1. Project preset specifically
2. Your estimated 132 photos at 1920 x 1080 16:9 on the Timeline
2a Menus - do not bother with stop markers, they are not recognized at playback of the disc product
3. Your export -
Export & Share
HD 1080 1920 x 1080
check mark next to fit content to available space
How does that play back on your Blu-ray player?
How do I find out the pixel dimensions of my photos?
Thanks for the follow up.
Please check out the following for finding photo pixel dimensions when Mac computer is involved.
and let us know if that worked for you.
I tried your previous suggestion and it worked! Thanks for all your help and especially for such a prompt reply!!
Thanks for the follow up. Glad that worked for you. I am strictly an Elements Windows user, but I am learning my Mac details, hoping to be Mac ready when and if I ever go Mac.
Could have fooled me! You did a great job!