I 've been a happy user of Sony Vegas for quite some years, but now I'm giving Premiere Elements a go. Seems to me like the obvious is hidden far away! I'd like to render my movie to a pretty standard format for publishing on vimeo or youtube: mp4-format, 1280x720, 5000kbps bitrate. This should be pretty obvious, but right now, I really kind find a way to do this. Who can help me?
If you go to Share/Computer/MOV and click the Advanced button, you'll find options for creating an H.264 file to almost any specs.
The file will come out with an MOV suffix, but you can change it to MP4 if you'd like. It will function either way.
First, I had rendered a movie with the mp4-codec. The result has lots of articfacts, even at 10,0000 kbps bitrate.
Now with the H264-codec, things look better, though slightly less detailed compared to Sony's avc codec.
Perhaps some more fine tuning is needed?