6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 24, 2009 3:16 PM by the_wine_snob

    Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue

    DigitalReporter

      I can not get a 16:9 export from Premiere Elements 3.0. Please advise.

       

      In Premiere Elements 3.0 Set-Up, 16:9 (wide screen) was selected from the Project.

       

      Camcorder: Canon FS200

      Native File Format: .MOD (Premiere Elements 3.0 will not read Canon .MOD 16:9 File Format)

      .MOD Conversion Programs: PIXELA and sdcopy

      Operating System: Vista

       

      Premiere Elements 3.0 file export is actually 4:3

      Lastest File Attempt

       

      Canon FS200 Community Forum Post with videos

       

      If anyone is interested in trouble shooting this, I can post the raw files (.MOD or the converted .MPG file that Premiere Elements 3.0 used)

        • 1. Re: Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          That challenge is that you're working with video files that do not import into the program in their native format.

           

          But, that said, assuming you've got your project set up as 16:9 that you've done any video interpretation necessary so that your video is full screen in that project, just use one of the standard File/Export/Movie options. Even if it says 640x480. Don't modify it. The program should give you a 16:9 output.

           

          You don't say what type of format you're trying to output, so that may not work if, for instance, you're trying to create a DVD. That may involve manually setting up your DVD player to recognize that it is a 16:9 project. But I'm not sure if that's your goal.

          • 2. Re: Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue
            DigitalReporter Level 1

            > That challenge is that you're working with video files that do not import into the program in their native format.

             

            I disagree. The video clip plays fine on the Premiere Elements editing screen in 16:9

             

            > assuming you've got your project set up as 16:9

             

            If you need proof, I can post a screen shot.

             

            >  You don't say what type of format you're trying to output,

             

            The export file type is - AVI

            I want to publish the video on YouTube.

             

            Thanks for your time.

            • 3. Re: Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              For YouTube, the two most often used formats are MOV w/ H.264 CODEC and FLV. However, YouTube changes their requirements very often, so it always pays to check. If you find any recs. more than a month old, they might well be obsolete. Also, YouTube will re-encode your uploaded material.

               

              Now, to your 16:9 Export/Share: what are all of the setting that you have chosen. You can post a screen-cap of each tab in the settings dialog. It is likely that there is something in there, that is killing your 16:9 Export.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue
                DigitalReporter Level 1

                > For YouTube, the two most often used formats are MOV w/ H.264 CODEC and FLV.

                 

                OK. I'll upload the files to another video sharing service.

                 

                > You can post a screen-cap of each tab in the settings dialog.

                 

                Is this the screen-cap (if not, please tell me how to find it...step-by-step)

                 

                Export
                Video and audio
                Entire Timeline

                Filetype
                Microsoft DV AVI

                Video Settings
                Compressor: DV NTSC
                Frame size: 720h 480v (1.200)
                Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
                Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)
                Fields: Lower Field First

                Audio Settings
                Compressor: Uncompressed
                Sample rate: 48000 samples/second
                Channels: Stereo
                Sample type: 16-bit

                 

                The video below was exported with the above stats.

                 

                 

                The video below was not exported with Premiere Elements 3.0.

                It was converted from .MOD to .MPG with sdcopy.

                The .MPG file was used for the top and bottem edit sessions.

                 

                 

                OK. It looks like we got a winnter. The video below was exported as a 720 30p WMV file.

                File size: 17.8 meg

                 

                • 5. Re: Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue
                  DigitalReporter Level 1

                  r

                   

                  It looks like I've figured out the screen size. Now, there is an audio issue.

                  After the video is edited, can the audio be changed from stereo to mono?

                   

                  Export file: WMV

                  Widescreen: 720X480

                  • 6. Re: Premiere Elements 3.0 16:9 Export Issue
                    the_wine_snob Level 9
                    After the video is edited, can the audio be changed from stereo to mono?

                     

                    Yes,

                     

                    I'm not sure if PrE has a way to do this directly, as I think that it can only do the opposite directly - Fill Left, or Fill Right to create dual-mono from a single mono source. Not stereo, but somewhat similar.

                     

                    Now, one can use the freeware audio-editing program, Audacity to mix the stereo source material into a mono file.

                     

                    Probably the easiest way to do this would be to Export/Share the stereo source mix from your Project. Process that in Audacity and do a Save. Then, Import that PCM/WAV file into your Project and replace your source footage with it.

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

                    Hunt