Q1: Does PE 14.1 automatically detect that the raw video clips are PAL & thus create the correct output format?
First you choose the media carrier: dvd, bluray or avchd disk
Then you set the resolution
Format is set automatically for the chosen disk.
Is left the framerate: PAL is 25 (you are in Germany?)
Then you set type: disk or iso
Thats about it.
Q2: Is this also a suggested method with PE14.1 & what options should be used when creating the AVCHD.mp4 files so that good BluRay quality is
seen when burnt to a BluRay disc?
There is no such format as avchd.mp4. Somebody made that up.
Avchd is a format that is compatible with Bluray is comes in mts or m2ts.
mp4 is H.264
If you have your movie scattered over different projects then yes you need to export them first, put them in a new project and burn to disk.
But there is a disadvantage in doing that, your files get encoded twice (well they do in Elements). Could mean image quality loss.
I will finish this conversation after I gathered some technical info on Elements first (my main program is Premiere Pro, and Elements does work different in some areas)
Re Q1: The "secret" is that one has to know that PAL has Frame Rate=25! Wasn't obvious to me
Thus the setting look like this:
Re Q2: I understand what you mean about possible resolution reduction (which might not be noticeable on a DVD which was what I tried with PE13.1 in December).
Sometimes one has a number of 5-minute videos & just one per BluRay disk is a bit of a waste.
What one needs is some BluRay authoring software but they all cost money. Now if PE 14.x would allow multiple projects to be imported into the timeline....
Am i correct to think you are an American living in Germany?
Do you have a pal or ntsc camera?
British citizen living in Germany, currently working for a large global (=US) IT company.
I use a Panasonic HC-V727 HD camcorder that is set up for PAL.
Well this half British citizen lives next door; Holland.
OK then 'problem solved' I was thinking you might be American who might be facing pal-ntsc issue.
The USA vacation threw me off.