Where is the media located? What model of camcorder is the video coming from and what format is it?
Which version of the program are you using and on what operating system?
What are your Project Settings, as listed under the Project Settings under the Premiere Elements Edit menu?
I am importing from a DVD, Software is Premiere Elements 14. New to this software, been using Corel Video without problems until MS update killed it.
When I import video from DVD settings are 1920x1080 16:9 after import settings change 640x480 4:3 and I lose a third of the screen. Is there a possible fix....Thanks
You don't say how you're getting the video from the DVD -- but that's a pretty important factor.
You should put the DVD in your computer's disc drive and then use Add Media/From DVD Camera or Computer Drive to rip the video from the disc to your drive and into your project. Doing this should also automatically set your project to 720x480 16:9, which will match the video on your disc.
DVD video is not 1920x1080. By nature it is standard definition 720x480, which can produce either a 4:3 or 16:9 video, depending on the pixel aspect ratio.
If you're getting video other than this then something is wrong somewhere in your workflow, and that's what's causing your issues.
I use the add media in PE 14, But no matter how many times I try it still goes to 640x480 4:3, it done this in the trail version just thought it because it was a trail.
I can import this same video into Corel Video Studio 4 and it works, but it has to be done on an older system (slower) MS Updates!
After import video comes up with black bars on both sides and video centered.
Right click on the media in the Project Assets and select Properties and post a screenshot of those properties.
(DVD can never be 1920x1080 hence the black bars)
The trial has no limitations except for the watermark.
Good suggestion, Ann. It's certainly possible that DVD unit Troy is using isn't producing traditional DVD formats.
Unfortunately the size of your screen capture is so large that I can't read the Properties box.
Can you cut the picture down so that only Premiere Elements is visible?
Glad you can read as I cannot.
As stated before you cannot fit a small clip into a 1920x1080 timeline.
From the screenshot above , it is observed the resolution of your file is 352 X 240.
PRE 14 matches to the closest resolution it supports if not matched completely.
The lowest resolution supported is 640 X 480.
You video is a converted file from VCD (predecessor of dvd)
You will have to except that this video is poststamp size and Elements interprets the file wrong.
So does that mean there is not a fix for this or a work around some how to get the full video?
There is -- but your video is a fraction of the resolution of standard definition video. Standard definition video is 720x480 using video pixels. Your video is 352x240, which is not only less than one-fourth that resolution, but it also doesn't use video pixels, which is why the program is having trouble interpreting.
That said, you may be able to squeeze a sort of fuzzy standard definition video out of it -- but there's no way you can get a 1920x1080 high-def video.
1) Go to Premiere Elements' File menu and select New File.
2) On the New Project option screen, click Settings and, in the Project Settings panel, select Hard Disk, Flash Memory Camcorder/Standard 48khz. Click OK.
3) Back on the New Project option screen, check the option to Force Settings on your project. Click OK.
4) In your project, go to the Edit menu and select Preferences. On the General page, check Default Scale to Frame Size.
5) Add your video to your project and place it on the timeline. It should fill your video frame.
To output your finished video:
1) Select Export & Share/Devices/Custom.
2) On the Custom panel, click Advanced Settings.
3) On the Advanced Settings panel, set Format to H.264.
4) Set Basic Video Settings Width to 640 and Height to 480. (You may have to click on the chain link to create this resolution.)
5) Set Frame Rate to 30 and Field Order to Progressive.
6) Click OK and, when prompted, name the custom out 640x480 Mp4, so you'll have it for future use.
7) Select this custom output and click Save.
Again, I apologize that this is so convoluted, but it's kind of the nature of the workflow you're using. There are much simpler way to capture and edit VHS. But this at least will give you results.
IMO there is not:
the file is in reality 352x240 with a pixel aspect ratio of 1.7
PE interprets the file as 270x240 with a pixel aspect ratio of 1.18. Which means the image is now distorted.
Also with Scale to Frame Size default on, the image is scaled up to minimum PE project settings which are of 640x480: black bars added?
This also means the image is scaled 2x its original size and gets 2x as blurry.
If you turn off Scale to Frame Size you will get a big black boarder around the image.
Turning this project into a dvd will worsen the matter.
Is left a mp4 with custom settings to play on a pc or website with a distorted image (as PE interprets it wrong to begin with).
If you want this to work you need a more advanced tool like Premiere Pro that can handle all kind of resolutions. Elements cannot.