Are you creating a custom (Advanced) setting for your output?
Try one of the default output settings. Sometimes trying to tweak the settings messes the output up.
BTW, what device are you viewing your H.264 MOV on? It may be that your device requires specific settings.
If you are creating video for your iPod, for instance, you should use Share/To Portable Device/iPod rather than trying to customize Share/Computer/MOV.
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, I am using custom settings. I'm trying to follow the settings suggested by a video sharing site which I used successfully in Premiere Elements 4 (both in the past and with this footage).
Good suggestion for trying it with the default settings for the output. I tried 3 different default settings and 2 definitely had horizontal lines, the 3rd I don't think had them, but the quality was poor so I'm not certain. The 2 that still had the lines were the Share->Computer->AVI->DVNTSCStandard and the Share->Computer->QuickTime-> NTSC DV 16:9. The 3rd was the Share->Online->You Tube option which I'm not planning on using, but thought I'd try to help with this problem.
I'm viewing the mov file using QuickTime on my PC. It plays the footage of the mov file made by Premiere Elements 4 just fine.
The view you see in your Quicktime Player on your comptuer isn't always the best way to judge the quality of your video. Both your Quicktime Player and your computer are both affecting the playback.
You still haven't told me what device you ultimately plan to play your video on (or if you plan to post it online). But, once we know that, we can recommend an output that will be optimized for that particular device.
I plan to post it online to a video sharing site. I'm trying to follow the suggested compression settings for the site, which are:
Frame rate: 24,25 or 30 fps or match what you've shot in.
Data Rate: 5000 kbps
Regardless what the site recommends, try these specs.
This should give you excellent results -- assuming your project specs are perfect matches for original video.
Thanks for the link. The directions are for Elements 4, 7 and 8, and I don't have the same preset in Elements 9, but I'll check out the specifications in Pr El 4 and try to match. The starting preset may not be a big deal, but at this point it must be a little setting that isn't correct so I'm checking everything.
Just looking through the settings that are specified (and ignoring the starting preset for the moment), I've used those settings already with no luck. So, either the preset in Elements 4,7,8 are starting out with something else that's important, or my project specs aren't perfect matches for my original video. I suspect the latter. I've put in those specs in my original post here, could you look through them for obvious mismatches, please? The only ones that stand out to me are the aspect ratio and the field type, both of which I've played around with in the compression settings. Are there other settings that need to be matched?
Thinking about the settings more - the compression settings don't need to match, right? Just the project settings and original video specs? And the capture settings? They all appear to match.
Does the fact that it works in Pr El 4 give any clues? I can take the file that I used by capturing the video in Pr El 9, bring that mpeg file into Pr El 4, use the settings I'm trying to use in 9 and it works.
I've updated the specs in the linked article so that they'll work for version 9, Kimberly.
I tried those specs, but I still see lines. Do you see anything amiss with the specs in my original post? I don't, and I don't know what else to try. A few other details - I have about a 2 minute video of my son riding his bike. Some of the footage is fast. In Pr El 4, the compressed mov file is under 100 Mb. In Pr El 9, it's over a gig. Something's not right.
If you're using the workflow you describe, there is no reason you should see any interlacing issues when you post this video to a web site. (Assuming you are not viewing it at larger than 100%.)
Though if your video is over a gigabyte in size (for a two minute video!), you are not using proper output settings. No web site will let you post a video that size -- and, even if you can, no one will be able to stream it online.
Unfortunately, without sitting down with you at your computer, I've no idea how to tell what's up. Sorry.
The project setting you are using is interlaced and that is why teh final output you see has horizontal lines,
PrE9 had a bug that final output took interlaced/progressive settings directly from project settings rather than selected preset for output.
This has been fixed in PrE10.
For getting de interlaced output using PrE9, use a project setting that is not interlaced.
I had the same problem, tried everything the only thing that work was to change the Project settings from HDV 1080i to HDV 1080p, that solved the problem.