Need to know the project settings, the video specifications, the photo specifications, how the photo was prepared for the video project, how the organizer is involved, output settings, etc.
the photo specifications
Especially the pixel size.
OK .. so to say I'm a novice would be giving a novice a put down. Anyway , I think this is what you my be looking for. this is for premier
General Edit mode HD1080i
time base 29.97 f/s = both are greyed out
f/s 1920 horizontal 1080 vertical
pixel aspect ratio sp pixel (1.0)
fields Upper field first again pixel and fields are greyed out
display format 30fps drop frame time code
title safe area 20% horizontal 20% vertical
Action safe area 10% horizontal 10% vertical
audio sample ratio 48000 Hz greyed out
display sample auto samples
I'm not sure what you want to know about the organizer ?? sorry
Photo format is jpg print resolution 300 pixels/inch
screen resolution 72 pixels/inch
print resolution 300 pixels/inch
screen resolution 72 pixels/inch
I agree with Bill, we really need to know what the measurements (height and width) of your photos are in pixels. 300 pixels per inch is the pixel density, not the measurement. Your photos should ideally be no larger than 2500 pixels wide by 1875 pixels tall.
Also, have you rendered your timeline before you played back your video? (To render it, press the Enter key on your keyboard.)
When you render your timeline, the yellow-orange line along the top of your timeline will turn green and you'll see a preview playback that will look much more like your final output.
OK. I understand now..
in pixels h 3666 w 2444
deminsion h 12.22' w 8.147'
Yes I do render. In fact I've started to render every time I look at my
project. Probably over kill.
I did have one copy that was perfect , except my daughter wanted to add a
couple of pictures of an aunt that was important to her. This is from her
wedding. I added the pictures, using organizer, and the whole project
degraded back to pixelation.
Thanks for all your help.. I'm having fun doing this. But I would like to
finish this one.
BTW I did create a fun one for my dad, and it came out OK.. quizzical !
On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 5:35 AM, Steve Grisetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Have you considered my suggestion to rez down your photos to 2500x1875 (72 ppi)?
Adding 3666x2444 (9 gig photos) to a project accomplishes nothing but making the whole editing process less efficient. When the photos become video, they will be reduced to 1920x1080 anyway -- and the closer your original photos are to that resolution, the better your output will look.
I will say this again DPI has no meaning to video
Elements does not care if the image has 72 or 300 dots per inch (this is only relevant to printing).
its all about the height and width in pixels
Please forget DPI while dealing with stills in a video project.
Ann is right, of course. However, since you need to put SOME number in there, 72 ppi is as good as any. It's kind of the standard online pixel density setting -- even if ultimately only the actual measurement of height and width, in pixels, matters.
NO NO, it does not matter if you put in 72 or 3000 for that matter.
Its all about PIXELS
OK.. I resized the a test shot to 2500 H and 1800 W.. and inserted it into
the project. That's the only settings I changed. It's worse.
I can play the project in premiere and it looks good. However, if I do full
screen or create a dvd it's pixelated.
May I state when I say pixelated, I mean you can see the rectangles in the
stills. Video is ok..
Is there a descent manual out there I get? Just for future projects and
learning in general.
There is a link there to this help manual: https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/premiere-elements_reference.pdf
For Version 12 there is a manual here: http://help.adobe.com/archive/en/premiere-elements/12/premiere-elements_reference.pdf
For what it is worth, your "helpers" here routinely insert photos in video projects with good results. None, including me, are figuring out what exactly is going wrong with your procedures or system.
Your sentence, "I can play the project in premiere and it looks good. However, if I do full screen or create a dvd it's pixelated." is confusing. DVD movies, by definition can't have good resolution. I don't know what you mean by a "do full screen".
Something simple is going wrong somewhere. Can you go back to the steps of how you set up the project and the steps of putting in the photos?
OK OK (my brother use to say that all the time). I agree something really
simple, but I'm just missing it. It's got to be something really really
Doing full screen means, in the upper right corner is the icon to use the
whole screen instead of the little preview screen on top of the time line.
I did create a great dvd that was clean. Then I added some more pictures
for my daughter.
1. Created a new project
2. I copies the photo's I wanted into the organizer
3. From the organizer I chose the "Editor" icon from the tool bar at the
bottom of the screen then chose "Video Editor"
4. Went the project and selected the photos I was entering, selected the
video I was using.
5. Added the sound track and narrations I wanted to use.
6. Rendered the whole thing.
7. Created a the DVD and it all went great. Created a copy and sent it to
8. My daughter wanted the photo's of one of her favorite aunt's.
9. I followed steps 2 - 7 and "no joy"
and so here I am trying to figure this out. The strange thing is in between
the numerous tries, I created a dvd for my dad it came out right the first
time. I even added some extra pictures.
With the project we are talking about now, I have one more question. For
some of the pictures have a yellow line through them. Rendering cleared the
yellow line on the time line but not this line. Any suggestions? Thoughts ?
If your project is interlaced and you are adding stills
set the Field Options to always deinterlace for those stills.
See if that will work.
Where would I find this field?
Where would I find this field?
Right click the still on the timeline.
Please post a sample of what you're seeing on YouTube or Vimeo and link us to it so we can see what you're talking about.
You can also post a screen capture this forum. Either way, we need to see what you're talking about so we can ensure we're all comparing the same apples to the same apples.