Hello Adobe world,
As a background, im running Premiere Elements 7 with a Canon Vixia HV30 camcorder. I've posted a few threads before when trying to get this working on my Vista machine. Now that i have those issues figured out, I'm having another one. I'm able to capture HD footage into PE7 from my Canon, edit it and do all that good stuff. But when I go to "Share" the video and burn it to a DVD or even save it to my HDD, the end quality is not in HD as it was when i was capturing and editing. Im not good with ratio's and all the technical things that come into play with resolutions and all. What i do know is that in my presets of my project, I chose 1080i 30. On my Canon, i am filming in HDV30 (PF30). When I pulled the video from the Canon the "comp. out" setting was at 1080i. I'm wondering if there is something i need to be doing before I burn the project to disc to make it burn in HD. Has any one else ran into issues like this? Thanks in advance.
If you are burning to DVD you are not burning in high definition. To burn a high definition disc you need to burn to Blu-ray disc.. ie you need a blue laser Blu-ray burner and a Blu-ray player to view the disc in high definition. You can export to a high definition file and play it on your computer. You need to go to Share>Personal Computer>MPEG and select either the 1080i MPEG2 preset or the H.264 1080i preset.
Ah, yeah i should have known about the DVD part.
Thanks alot for the info Paul, I found what you are talking about and now saving a copy to my HDD. Much Appreciated!