What shutter speed are you shooting at?
Are you shooting at 1920x1080?
One simple solution may be to convert to a more standardized frame rate using Handbrake. I've got instructions for doing that in this tutorial.
Hi Steve, I was hoping you would reply :-)
Yes, shooting at 1920x1080, however, at different shittuerspeeds according the the scene. Sometimes at 1/80, sometimes at 1/250. I may have even gone higher.
Thanks for the Handbrake tip. I'm not sure it is helps but I used it to compress a short sample video clip and put it on Dropbox.
Don't mind the focus, framing, etc.... this was just a short clip I had that really showed the stutter/jitter at between 20 to 28 seconds.
See it here: Dropbox - Test Video
Maybe I'm not using Handbrake to its full ability?
PS: The video on my Nikon was shot at 1920x1080 at 23.97 frames per second I beleive.
I guess I misunderstood. I was under the impression the video you shot was shot at a very fast speed, like 120 fps. But now it sounds like you're actually shooting at 24 fps.
Premiere Elements should have no problems editing 24 fps 1920x1080 without any conversion. So leave Handbrake out of the mix.
But, that said, 24 fps can look jittery. You can even see it in feature films, when the camera pans across scenery. (Most features are shot at 24 fps.)
So I'm not sure what to recommend there.