Welcome to the forum.
Let's start at the beginning. What is your Project Preset, and what are the full details of your SD source files?
One comment on the WMV Export: many users feel that MS Windows Media Encoder (supposedly, this free program will be discontinued by MS), does a far better job of encoding WMV, than any Adobe program does. Might be worth a look. At least download it, while it's still available.
Good luck, and let us know the Project details, please,
Hi Mr. Hunt! Thank you so much for responding. I really appreciate it.
What is my project preset? That's a great question. My settings are:
Editing Mode: DV NTSC
Timebase: 29.97 frames per second
Frame Size: 720 horizontal x 480 vertical
Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0.9)
Fields: lower field first
Display format: 30fps drop frame timecode
Title Safe Area: 20% horizontal and vertical
Action safe: 10% horizontal and vertical
Capture Format: HDV Capture (Footage/tape is SD, camera is HD, does this impact anything?)
Maximum bit depth - box is NOT checked
File Format: DV NTSC
Compressor: DV NTSC
Color Depth: millions of colors
Optimize stills - box IS checked
Footage is shot on a Canon XHA1 Hi-def camera, but on standard definition tapes. Footage is shot drop frame.
Does that answer your question? If not, where would I go to find my presets?
I'll have to check out MS Windows Media Encoder.
Also, remember than an export to a web-based format (which is what you'll need to do if you're exporting video to be viewed over a network) is only about half the vertical and half the horizontal resolution of standard video -- usually 320x240 pixels. Considering that computer monitors are usually many times that size (typically 1280x1080), the video, at 100%, will only take up a small area on a typical computer monitor. And, if they watch it full screen, it's going to look very fuzzy and pixelated.
Is your issue something other than that? Can you post an example on YouTube or, better, at the free Muvipix.com Gallery (since they don't re-encode the video to a lower quality) so we can see how it looks?
Hello. Thank you so much for responding. I really appreciate it.
The issue that I'm having is that even at a small exported size, it's really blurry. The image looks clear and crisp on the tape. I realize that if you take a video that is exported at 320x240 and view it full screen, it's going to be pixilated. I'm just trying to figure out why it is so blurry at such a smaller size.
The video has been uploaded at:
Thank you so much!
Premiere Elements standard WMV settings aren't the best. Try outputting a Share/Personal Computer/MOV at Cable Modem settings.
And can you post it some place other than YouTube? YouTube screws up the videos you post there so badly that you can't tell how the original looked.
Hello. I have uploaded two files to Muvipix. One is the same flv file export that is on youtube, and the other is an export that I got by going to Share >> personal computer >> mov at cable modem setting.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
The two FLV files at the bottom of the page you linked to look very clear to me. At least at their player size on the page.
You're not trying to watch them at full-screen on your computer monitor, are you?
No. I'm not trying to view it full screen. I'm trying to upload it to facebook, youtube, etc.