Which project settings did you select when you started your Premiere Elements project?
And how precisely did you apply your Feather effect?
Thanks Steve for your reply.
I used the default project settings and the way I applied the feathre effect was to select the clip in the time line, then go to edit, effects, selected feather and then clicked on apply. Is this not correct?
>default project settings
You must EXACTLY match your project setting to the codec you are using
There is an Edge Feather effect. Is that what you used?
If so, when you applied it, did you see the effect you wanted in the Monitor -- or did you edit the effect in any way?
As John says, the mismatch in project settings and your source footage could be part of the problem.
You guys have been great pointing me in the right direction.
The problem now is being ble to translate the different modes available on the Canon to the right project preset.
The camre a CAnon Vixia HF21 has 5 different recording modes and the manual says using "AVCHD" specifications
According to the Canon manual there are :
MXP Mode = 24mbps
FXP Mode = 17mbps
XP Mode = 12mbps
SP Mode = 7mbps
LP Mode = 5mbps
Supposedly the MXP and FXP modes are 1920x1080 and the others are 1440x1080 per the manual
So now the question is mapping any of these to the right preset project settings (or do I need a custom defined project setting)
I don't plan on shooting in Full had right away and will likely use the XP mode which is 1440x1080, so I'm guessing
that when I start a new project, I should select my project settings under the
AVCHD section of available presets and either select
the HD1080I 30 or the
HD1080I 5.1 Channel.
Am I on the right track at this point?
The reason I question myself here is that there is another group of presets called "Hard Disk, Flash Memory, Camcorders and this camera has build in memory
(64 GB) that is a SD/SDHC card and under these availble presets there are 4 presets
HD1080 I 30 which is 1920x1080
HD1080 I 30 (60i) which is 1440 x1080 (and this camera does support 60i)
Standard 48 KHZ which is 720x480 and
Widescreen 48kHZ which also is 720x480
So, I'm guessing that if I'm shooting in 60l I'll need to use the 2nd one from the top in the 2nd group of presets since there are no presets under AVCHD that openly state support for 60i. True?
Thanks again in advance for your help.
These multi-format camcorders are going to be the death of me!
I'd recommend, if you plan to shoot in Premiere Elements, that you only shoot in MXP mode and that you use the appropriate AVCHD project preset when you start your Premiere Elements project.
The other modes may or may not be compatible with the program.
I think I got it locked down.
I did a test shoot in XP mode and then selected for the preset
NTSC AVCHD-HD-1080i 30 and this preset is for frame size
1440x1080 and all seems to be ok.
The featering effect was respected and the video looked good.
I'd like to shoot in MXP and this would likely be fine except the diskspace
requirements are intense and the online storage costs would be
pretty severe, so for now I'll probably stick with
the XP mode with the preset as mentioned.
Also, when I shared I shared in mpeg2 1440x1080i 30.
Thank you for your generous help.
Great news, Dan!