The biggest determiner of your quality is your source video (what kind of camcorder it came from) and your project settings (which should match your camcorder).
I don't know if your source footage is hi-def or standard DV, so it's hard to say what the best export format is. An MPEG would probably not be your top choice for a video which will distributed online. An MOV would be my first choice.
If you save an MOV from Premiere Elements full frame size, you should get excellent results.
Thanks for your replay.
This information was in my original email to you guys...
Which version of Premiere Elements are you using?
One of the regulars at Vimeo, Eugenia Loli-Queru, has some good posts on exporting from Premiere Elements for version 4.
Her suggestions can be found here:
In her Vimeo profile, she also has her e-mail for further technical questions from Vimeo users.
Hope this might be of assistance.
Sorry Steve... I got confused for a minite as to who this came from?
I’m shooting with a Sony HVR-A1U in HD and using the HDV Project Presets in PRE8
Paul, I have tried her settings however this covers PRE 3/4 and I am using 8.
I have email them, (That's where the confusion in posts), but no response...
Here is another list of instructions for exporting to Vimeo for HD video. The instructions are for Premiere Elements 7, but it uses the Share tab similar to what is used in Premiere Elements 8.
If that doesn't work, hopefully other posters here will offer you some suggestions.
Only speculation on my part here, but about all that I would suspect that has changed, in this regard, between PrE 7 & 8 would be the addition of some more Presets in Share for PrE 8. Otherwise the operations should be the same and the setting very similar. The location of a drop-down, or settings box could be moved, but I doubt very far. Most changes would just be additional Presets to choose from.
First, I really appreciate all the help you guys are giving!
Second, this PDF is pretty much the same as the earlier post (ok exactly) with out the actually screenshots.
PRE8 is different... It might be subtle, but different all the same.
There is a Render at Maximum Depth Checkbox
Then an unchangable Codec Settings: 24 bit
There is an option to Optimize Stills
And there is no Alternates Tab
With that said, I get horrible results on the computer when exporting with QuickTime.
Here are link to the exported files, they are 30mb each.
The thing is they are both running the H.264 CODEC, but the QT says just H.264 while the MPEG says MainConcept H.264 Video?
Does this have anything to do with that fact that I am running on a Vista 64 machine?
Is a CODEC a CODEC a CODEC, or can I download or buy a better CODEC?
I figured it would be better to ask these separately from the last post.
I have a tendency to over think and over analyze just about everything, so here are a couple of question regarding my MPEG Export?
- Is the MPEG (same as above) sample acceptable HD Quality?
- Is this same MPEG uploaded to Vimeo an acceptable HD quality for Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/10420534?
- I don't have None/Progressive Field Order, only Upper or Lower (Lower is currently selected)
- I don't have the ability to change the Pixel Ratio
- I don't have the ability to change the Frame Width without affecting the Frame Rate?
- I have a setting called Profile with Main and High as option (High is selected)
- I have a setting called Level with 4.0 and 4.1 as options (4.0 is selected)
- I have an Option for Bitrate Encoding with CBR, VBR 1 Pass, VBR 2 Pass for options (VBR 1 Pass is selected)
- I have Set Keyframe Distance (unchecked)
- I have Macroblock Adaptive Frame-Field Coding (unchecked)
- I have a setting for Multiplexing with TS and None as options (TS Selected)
I know this is a lot to ask to be answered here, so if someone can just point me in the direction where I can read about these options, that would be great!
Well, this is the forum to ask lots of questions. Whether you get the answer you want is another matter.
Seriously though, posters here almost always find an answer.
I don't know why some of the settings for export recommended don't show up, could you post a snapshot of the settings tab under Advanced options?
Lastly, have you tried to export in the MOV format that Steve suggested? Looking at Vimeo, many of the HD videos are in this format and possibly it would work better for you.