Video from a still cameras will likely need to be converted to a more traditional video codec before it can be successfully edited in Premiere Elements, per my books and the FAQs to the right of this forum.
AVI files are likely MJPEG-AVIs, and they can be converted with Windows MovieMaker.
MOV files can be converted using Super or, better, Quicktime Pro.
Once your files have been converted to DV-AVIs, you can edit them in a project using the standard DV 16:9 project settings.
How can I make myself understood.. (I am not native English speaker, so my English might not work well enough)
I neither have a problem with the filetype nor do I want to edit still photos.
My problem is, that PE7 doesn't seem to give me the option to export material that is shot in 848x480 back into that format. Instead PE7 renders the material to 720x576 (720p PAL). This leads to a reduction of quality (gets blurry), as the video is interpolated from 480 to 576 Pixels.
The question therefore is: Is it possible to adjust heigth and witdh of video manually when exporting, or do I have to stick to the fixed presets?
No, Hunt, those articles did not adress my issue. They adressed the Kodak Zi8, but didn't talk about how to alter output format to a manual height-width-ratio.
Sorry. I saw that you already had some of the best people around working on your immediate issue, and that you might find some tips on the footage from that camera, from the other threads.
I appreciate your effort, Hunt - I learned from those links new things about the Zi8 :-)
Neale, thanks for the screenshot. I checked advanced settings again and found out, that some presets it's possible to alter the height and width - that was what I was looking for :-)
(I had checked advanced settings before, but in the fixed presets (e.g. 1080p), and there it's not possible to change such parameters)
Good news. It's nice to know it worked out for you.
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