The problem is that you're taking a camcorder format that Premiere Elements is able to work with and converting it to a format that it can NOT work with.
That Canon camcorder produces AVCHD video. You should shoot any video you want to edit in Premiere Elements only in MXP or FXP mode. Then, when you're ready to edit the video in Premiere Elements, you should set up a project for AVCHD 1920x1080 stereo. (Unless you're shooting in 5.1 audio. This cam shoots in a number of formats.)
DO NOT CONVERT YOUR VIDEO BEFORE YOU PUT IT IN PREMIERE ELEMENTS.
You can then use these specs to output high-quality video for YouTube.
If you need some basic help with the program, be sure to check out my free 8-part Basic Training tutorial series at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
So there is nothing to salvage from what i have already recorded??
Okay - so i have to change the settings on my camcorder?? (i am unshure if i am filming in avchd, because it says fxp out in the side of the recording screen among other symbols and i can't seem to find any thing regards avchd in the settings) Could it be for other reasons cause it looks like i am filming in fxp??
actually i just found in the settings that i am using fxp high quality 17Mbps - and i can choose between MXP, XP+, SP and LP - should i change it to mxp then instead??
If not - is there any editing programs that can deal with the avchd recording that i already have?? I love premiere and i will continue using it but if i can uploade what i already have and get good quality with this it would be amazing??
Okay i just changed the settings to mxp and it tells me that this will shut off avchd - apperently i am was recording in fxp with a little avchd mixed up with it
Thank you for that! i will record in that mode from now on - But again - is there any editing programs that can handle the avchd recordings i would hate to lose what i have already filmed since it so good!! ?
Thanks a bunch for your help btw. i would never have found out about this mxp thing if it wasn't for you !!!
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As you've already seen, yes, you can can work with the video you've already shot -- but most likely you'll get the results you're already getting.
Try using the AVCHD video you've already shot in a project set up for AVCHD video and see what happens. It might work to your satisfaction. But, if not, you should follow my advice above to get optimal quality.
Okay - cool - thanks, i will try to do in avchd in premiere -
I have another question though if you are not too bussy.
You say that i SHOULD NOT CONVERT BEFORE PUTTING IT IN TO PREMIERE - But the thing is, if i don't there is no audio on the clips - how can i ocervome that??
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I don't know. It should not happen.
Start a Premiere Elements project using the proper AVCHD project settings.
Connect your camcorder via USB to your comptuer.
Use Premiere Elements Get Media/From AVCHD, Flip and Hard Disk Cameras to download the video into your computer and into your project.
If you use the program like this, it should work perfectly.