Well, the first determiner of the quality of your output is your input.
What type of camcorder is your video coming from and how did you get it into your computer?
Beyond that, the direct Share to YouTube will not give you the best YouTube quality. This isn't Adobe's fault -- it's just that YouTube keeps changing the way it re-encodes the videos.
The FAQs library to the right of this forum offers some great suggestions for getting better quality.
Camcorder is (new) Canon HG10 (hard-drive) but my point is they are fine
on YouTube which is not going to be the main use of it. I am using it
commercially and when loaded from Elements 7 then via Dreamweaver CS3
the quality is really poor, the pic is smaller. It is this use that
What Share options are you using?
Also, did you capture the video with Premiere Elements and are you using a project preset for hard drive camcorders? It makes a big difference!
Captured with Premiere Elements 7 (which I have to say is apart from
this an excellent programme). As you know the output for YouTube is
preset, while using "upload to website using ftp" is just the first one
that appears, ie NTSC Flash 7 256K.
Have you tried exporting to a WMV file on your computer and then manually uploading to YouTube, per the article I linked you to above?
As I've said, YouTube changes its encoding process so often that the direct-to-YouTube Share option is probably not the best way to do it.
And did you ensure that your project was using the hard drive camcorder project preset, per the above? This is very important!
Sorry but you're on the WRONG track. YouTube is fine: I'm not worried
about YouTube. It's when I ftp export from Prem 7 to my website then
bring into Dreamweaver.
Cracked it. Instead of following your suggested route (from Share) of
using the "Online: upload to video sharing websites > My website" etc
which of course (with Dreamweaver) involves going into Remote View and
using Get to download so you can insert in doc then uploading, I use the
Personal Computer>Adobe Flash Video route which is much more logical.
But then I go into adjust for higher quality AND go into Advanced and
increase px size. This gets rid of the blocking and works fine. Strongly
suggest you amend your Help files.
Help files? Do you mean the FAQs?
I thought the forum FAQs do suggest you output the video to personal computer rather than share directly to a web site or YouTube?
Oh well. Glad you found a solution!
Page 177 of your manual: Share a movie on your own website. Following
your suggestions is convoluted and produced (for me) v blocky pics. This
is not the best way of putting up pics on your own website, is it?
Sorry, Miss. I didn't write any manuals. I don't even work for Adobe!
I just wrote "The Muvipix.com Guide to Premiere Elements 7" and host this forum!
Now we know. Why didn't you say that in the first place? As an
(impoverished) author myself I'd be more inclined to rush out and get a
copy (or two) if:
a You knew how to spell "movie"
b You'd put me on the right lines with this a wee bit quicker? Never
mind, can't win them all.
Actually Muvipix is a portmanteau of Music, Video and Pictures -- and it's a great web site. (Clever, eh?) You ought to check it out!
And, for what it's worth, outputting to your computer rather than using the direct-to-web output was the very first thing I suggested!
Oh well. Great to have a fellow author aboard, Moppett.
Whew, picking up some negative vibs here, the Holidays must have us on edge a little...
Well it's a wet and dreary day and the Bassets are miserable so for the
record I did go back and check what you said, but with respect (to
another author) you said "the direct Share to YouTube will not give you
the best YouTube quality." I'm not interested in YouTube (as I said) I
asked about exporting to my websites. So sorry Mr Grisetti . . .
It's okay, kodebuster. We're just chatting.
I think we really do like each other!