5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2017 5:04 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Help with settings?


      Would somebody look at this video and help me understand a few things:


      Life with Oden - Oden's Easter Sunday


      Why is it not sharp?


      Why is the barn roof flickering?


      Why is it wavering up and down within the Facebook window?


      It was shot with an iPhone 6.  I used Pan and Zoom.  Once I use Pan and Zoom, I loose details and gain flicker.


      Settings:  I left everything on the defaults.  Frame size 1920 x 1810.  I know there are a lot of settings.  I don't know which details will be useful to you.


      It was saved as MPEG, NTSC DVD standard.  That's what PE chooses by default.  I didn't know if I should change it or not.


      I'm using Premiere Elements 13.  Is the solution simply to upgrade to 15; or if I upgrade, will the problems follow me?


      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Help with settings?
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Look under the Edit menu and post what is listed as the Project Settings on the General page. ("Left as defaults" doesn't tell us what we need to know.)


          It definitely looks as though your project settings do not match your video specs. So what are your video specs? You'll find these in the settings for your camera app on your iPhone.


          Do you have Quicktime 7 installed on your computer? Particularly if you are editing MOV video (and, if you're editing video from an iPhone, you are), Quicktime 7 provides necessary components.

          QuickTime 7.6 for Windows (If you are on a Mac, don't worry about it. You've got Quicktime.)


          If you are planning to upload your video to YouTube or watch it on your computer, you definitely do NOT want to output it as a DVD video! You should go to Publish & Share/Computer and select AVCHD video, then use the preset to YouTube HD video.

          • 2. Re: Help with settings?
            Cindyg22 Level 1

            Thanks Steve.


            Here are my project settings.



            My video specs:  It says Record Video 1080p at 30 fps.


            Did I have QuickTime loaded?  I don't know.  I'm downloading it right now.  I am not on a Mac.


            Your last suggestion about publishing with AVCHD I was definitely doing wrong.  Thank you for that.


            Let me know what else I need to change.  I don't know what/how/where to match up that 1080p on my phone to PE settings.


            I really appreciate it.  (Also, I have your book, but for PE 11 I think.)

            • 3. Re: Help with settings?
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              When you add a clip from your phone to your timeline, is there a yellow orange "render" line above the clip? Ideally you should NOT see this render line because it indicates a mismatch of project settings and video specs.



              • 4. Re: Help with settings?
                Cindyg22 Level 1

                No yellow line.  Here's a picture.  Does the gray area before the green line mean anything?Capture.PNG

                • 5. Re: Help with settings?
                  Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                  Things seem to be in pretty good order, Cindy.


                  Just make sure you use the AVCHD/YouTubeHD output. This output will produce a progressive scan frame. The interlacing in your original output is what was causing most of your issues.