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Unfortunately, you can't use MP4s as source files for Premiere Elements projects.
I know the specs seem to imply that it is possible. But I've heard of only problems with people doing so. (With the exception of AVCHD files, which are hi-def M4s.)
To edit them in Premiere Elements, you'll likely need to convert them to DV-AVIs first.
hello - my camera came with elements. it shoots mpeg4-AVC/H.264 - that is 720p HD or 1280x720 at 30fps and high bit rate.
the video loads it just plays back in a jumpy way - if i render it then it works fine. i am not sure why it won't play back without rendering?
Because of the highly compressed nature of the video.
so if i edit the videos in this state in elements and then burn to a dvd will the viewing experience still be jumpy?
If, after rendering (press Enter), it still looks jumpy, then definitely.
i edited some clips today - then export them to mp2 = played fine in media player at least. thanks
Could you clarify your last post? Did Rendering the Timeline by pressing the Enter Key of the main keyboard while you had your content on the Timeline (Edit Mode) resolve your issues?
If so, are you clear on the nature of that type of Rendering? SG could go into this in more detail, but that type of Rendering gets you only a decent Preview, but does not impact end product quality.
Check it out if you have not done so already.
i rendered a section of the timeline using the enter key - that gave me smooth playback. it's disappointing that premiere 3 wont play mpeg4 hd smoothly without this.
next i outputed the whole project to mp2. i am not clear why it wouldn't allow me to output to an mp4 hd format. what i am finding is that this software has tons of limitations with respect to editing hd
any clues on whether 7.0 is improved in this department?