I am using a Sony XR100 Handycam camera, working strictly in Standard Def for now. By default, the XR100 saves the video files as MPG files, (MPEG2-PS according to the manual).
The video files that I copy onto my HD play beautifully in WIndow Media Player, but once I import them into Premiere Elements 8, the video gets very grainy and pixelated.
Default format of the mpg's is:
When I create a new project, I am choosing the "NTSC>Hard Drive...>Widescreen 48KHZ", (I also tried NTSC>DV>.....) option, which I think is correct.
What am I missing here? The weirdest part is, I just got finished with one project and my videos looked fine in that one, but for the lift of me I can't figure out what I'm doing different....
Thanks for your help and here are the specs on my system:
Window 7 Ultimate
Intel Core i7 950
6 GB Ram
Dual GForce 9800 GTX video cards, SLI enabled.
EVA E758-a1 motherboard.
I have installed the latest patch from Adobe, and also have the latest video drivers installed as well.
Once you place the video on your timeline, you will need to render it (as indicated by the red line above your video clips).
Press Enter. Once rendered, the red lines will turn green and your video will look much more like how your final output will look.
Unfortunately, because of the video formats that camcorder shoots in, you will need to render often as you edit.
Thank you! I'll give that a try!