I am new here and I have a problem with the editing mode of Premiere Elements 13.
I would like to combine mp4, avi/dv-Clips and jpg-Pictures in one project to one movie. Some mp4-Clips are taken with an Iphone 6 in Format 640x360, 30 frames/seconds and 44kHz. The other mp4-Clips are taken with high qualified cameras in HD-Format 1920x1080 with 25 frames/seconds and 48kHz. The avi-clips are taken by a old sony-DV camcorder and have the format 720x576 with 25 frames/seconds and 32 kHz. The pictures are taken with a canon 7D, Iphone 6, samsung-phone and a scanner. So I have a lot of different formats.
I think I should chose PAL, because I am in germany. But I don't know, if I should taken AVCHD, DSLR, DV, Camcorder or HDV. I have reading in the internet that DSLR would be good for the pictures, DV for the sony-clips, HDV for the mp4-HD-clip and avchd for the other mp4-clips. But I could only choose one mode. So which should I take?
The next problem are the chose between the different formats in detail. As example I can choose between standard and widscreen by DV or between 1080i and 720p by HDV.
So my question is: Which editing mode should I take to combine all formats without loosing quality of picture and audio?
If you dont want to loose any quality the project settings should be set to the smallest frame size, but then there is also the different frame rate. 30 fps in ntsc, 25 is pal-land.
Germany is PAL. The phone footage will cause problems. Its small and the wrong frame rate.
The DV footage is it 4;3 or widescreen?
When using many different formats and framesizes the project setting is more set towards the end product which is important to know.
DVD, Youtube, TV?
Whatever the settings are going to be there will be quality loss for some clips/photo's.
First thanks a lot. :-)
To your questions: The DV footage is 4:3 and the end product should be TV.
I think, it is unavoidable that some clips/photo's loose quality, so that's ok.
So which mode you would take for the project and which would you take for exporting the movie? Or would you take the same?
There is no easy answer here
You will have to do some experimenting before actually editing the whole movie.
If its a big HD tv?
Does it have an upscaling function?
I forgot to ask:
Which footage do you have the most of the mp4 in HD format or the DV footage (in percentage)
It is a 48'' HD TV, with a scaling function.
I have 30% of mp4-HD-Clips, 27% of mp4-Iphone-Clips and 43% of DV-footage.
I would probably pick the HDV 720p25 to see how things go.
This setting is widescreen so the dv footage will have black bars on the side,
I would not scale it up to fit the screen.
Export to mp4 with same setting
If former project setting does not cut it, you might need to resort to DV widescreen.
A project with 1920x1080 is probably to big for DV and certainly for the Iphone footage.
Again: trial and error.