3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2011 9:13 PM by Grenadianexpat

    New User, Image in Preview AND DVD is soft/fuzzy edged.


      I have some recorded sreen clips, which were saved as AVI, they are slightly poorer quality than the original, but once run through Elements 9 they get a fuzzy out of focus look to them. Is this to be expected? I have only set the burn settings to the highest HD  whether in PAL or NTSC, other than that I have made no alterations.

        • 1. Re: New User, Image in Preview AND DVD is soft/fuzzy edged.
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Can you furnish us with the exact steps in your workflow?


          If you are starting with HD material, and then down-rezzing it to DVD (SD), there will be a loss in quality. However, with the details of your workflow, others can probably see some areas to improve things.


          Good luck,



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          • 2. Re: New User, Image in Preview AND DVD is soft/fuzzy edged.
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            >recorded sreen clips, which were saved as AVI


            What did you use to record, and what codec is inside that AVI file?


            Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
            What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
            What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
            For PC http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ or http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
            For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/

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            • 3. Re: New User, Image in Preview AND DVD is soft/fuzzy edged.
              Grenadianexpat Level 1

              Thanks for the response to both Bill and John, I am not much of a technician, but to clarify the best I can I have written how I ran the project . I also see from Johns links I can do some research on "wrappers", so I shall make that a project for tomorrow.


              I have some sundry film footage  which were downloaded Mpeg4 with DRM which were captured as screen grabs via Audials One 8 which converted the footage to to AVI files removing the DRM in the process. Whilst the image is not as good as when first played in the iplayer viewer, it is still pretty OK when the converted footage is played back through Windows Media Player.


              I then simply open PRE9 and set the output to HD at the highest rate for either PAL or NTSC depending on which player I am completing the DVD for.


              The project opens.... annoyingly usually with a previous series of Clips from the previous project despite having started it as a new project.


              I delete the old imports which shouldn't have been in a new project anyway, and then import from the folder on my PC which holds the AVI's I want to save to DVD be it one clip or more often half a dozen.


              I then pull them into work area one by one, and clip the front and end of each clip as required. I then click on the share option, select DVD and finally Burn.


              While editing I can see in the preview screen the image is already not as crisp as when externally viewed in Media Player, and once it is burned to DVD the result is pretty much the same when the DVD is played. Hence the subject line that says it is fuzzy in preview AND when burned to DVD.


              I don't think the specs of the computer are required, as even when the view in preview is a still from the film the image has the lack of clarity it should have.