Post screenshot of project settings, clip propertie and export settings.
What is the end destination of the movie
Where do I find the project settings? Below are 2 examples and at the end are the export settings.
Example 1: the over-layed video moves but the under-layed still is ok. It is hard to read, but the time stamps do no line up either.
and here is one where the cropping moved:
And here are the 3 exports i tried. I left Advanced all at the default settings:
There are numerous instances of this taking place throughout the video. Thanks in advance for any help.
Still need the project settings/general either under File or edit.
So i just reviewed the published AVI file. Even though it is a larger file (2x or more) than the MP4 files, the quality is much worse. I need a solution to publish in HD/MP4 and not have my formatting all messed up.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
You cannot export to HD as your timeline is SD 640x480
Exporting to HD will make things even worse.
Even if HD was an option all chosen settings are wrond. Avi is not the answer either.
Image is 640x480 and the video 640x360.
Your only option is Export / Computer / AVCHD / Preset / Vimeo SD.
Thanks for the response, i will try that tomorrow.
However, where I am confused is this: All video and stills were taken in HD, and when I publish in an HD format, the video quality is excellent. The issue is that it moves some of my images. If I publish in a lower resolution, all my editing items remain where they are supposed to be, but the quality is horrible.
There has to be a way to retain the original HD quality without Premiere Elements moving my edits (cropped or resized videos or text boxes) all around.
thank you for all your help, I am understanding it more and more. What I really don't understand is why can't I keep the original resolution of each of the video clips and retain the image moves and crops as I made them? I wish there was an export setting that kept the original resolution of each of the images in the exported file.
I tried Vimeo SD and Vimeo HD, SD looks pretty good on a small screen, but get it on a big screen and it is blurry. HD once again looks crystal clear, but it moves around the edits that i made. And once again, this is only on some of the images, most are ok.
Are you suggesting that I download the MediaInfo software in order to give more information about the clips I am having trouble with?
thanks again, Jeff
Please post the info obtained with Mediainfo in treeview here on the forum
It has taken me a while to get to the MediaInfo stuff, but here it is below. In the last two days I did significant work but did not resolve the problem yet. I migrated the project and all the source files from the Dell 4700 with Elements 13 to my normal computer, a Dell 4800 with elements 14. I did this to see if it would help with my issue and because I need to get rid of the 4700 computer.
(I ran into two other problems by doing this. Elements 14 does not have the "Dense" font, so i had to update text and formatting in 50+ text boxes, and Elements 14 would not allow M2T files to be used (the same M2T files created from Elements 13), so i needed to re-create them as MP4's. These issues were solved)
So here are the three MediaInfo files for the two images above, two Media info files for the first and one for the second.
1. Gray animation moved with respect to the still:
2: Cropped truck image:
With Elements 14, I also found that exporting to Computer in SD480 at MP4-H.264 Medium Quality I still had these issues. The only option here so far that I found was to export as an AVI, which makes a huge file size and still has poor quality resolution.
As I suspected
Your footage is 640x480 (SD)
Your jpeg are huge (1916x1084 and 3264x2448) compared to the footage.
If you can reduce them to about the size of your footage before importing into Elements your issue might be solved.
So I have tried a number of things.
One thing I noticed that the text boxes are coming in at 640x480 and are being placed on pictures that might be 3264x2448. Then the export might change the text box or change the picture cropping or location.
Another thing I tried was to open a 640x360 video in a new Elements project, crop and re-size it, and export it, both in HD and SD formats. Even the setting "Computer SD720x480" is changing my cropping, and there is no lower resolution to select, unless i go into Custom and trial and error publishing the many different settings
I have over 150 pictures, videos, and text boxes of varying sizes of many sources. It would take days, if not weeks, to change all the resolution sizes to be the same or similar just to get a high quality video. I have even noticed that in Elements 14 (in which i am now working), some of the lower resolution exports make changes to certain edits.
So I pose this question again: How do I publish a video that retains my edits exactly as i have them in the editor and keeps the highest resolution (quality) of each of the individual files? I would be done with this video with excellent results if I could do this.
You cannot turn SD into HD (you need professional software to resize the 640x360 to higher resolution to get satisfactory results).
You have to re-shoot the footage in 1920x1080 or 1280x720 to get higher quality.
The stills are ok.
Please read post 8 again.