5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2012 2:28 AM by Aniks

    Premeire Elements video frame to high res jpeg?

    chromia11

      Hi,

      Does anyone know if Premiere Elements can be used (and let me know how) to capture and imported video or dvd frame, and

      then convert the frame to a high resolution jpeg that can be used to print like a 8x10 photo?

       

      Thanks

      Greg

        • 1. Re: Premeire Elements video frame to high res jpeg?
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Standard video resolution is roughly the equivalent of a 640x480 pixel image. At 200 ppi -- the minimum resolution for producing a good, clear photo -- that would produce a photo maybe 3 1/2" x 2 3/4".

           

          Hi-def video is 1920x1080. That might get you a 9 1/2"x 5 1/2" photo.

           

          You can't really add pixels to an image, though you can cheat it a bit in a program like Photoshop Elements. If you push it, you can enlarge a grabbed video frame about 10% before it starts looking fuzzy and pixelated.

           

          Also note that video pixels are usually made up of non-square while photos are made up of square pixels. And video images are often interlaced and need to be de-interlaced to look good as photos. So it's not an easy transition from one to the other.

          • 2. Re: Premeire Elements video frame to high res jpeg?
            nealeh Level 5

            There is a trick in PSE that worth's trying (the context I've seen it in is to turn a large print to a poster print but it's worth a shot):

             

            • Go to Image> Resize> Image Size...
            • Select Resample Image.
            • Set the Document Size units of measure to Percent.
            • Resize by entering 110 (i.e. increases by 10%).
            • Keep repeating this, increasing 10% at a time, until you get the size you want. Don't be tempted to shortcut by increasing more than 10% at a time.

             

            Cheers,
            --
            Neale
            Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

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            • 3. Re: Premeire Elements video frame to high res jpeg?
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              That's a great way to pump up a photo or graphic, Neale. Though, as I'm sure you know, there's a point where it doesn't work anymore. It just looks fuzzy and blurry.

               

              You can pump pixels in and Photoshop Elements will do its best to estimate what the new pixels should look like. But you obviously can not create detail where none exists. A 640x480 photo blown up to 1280x960 is still just 640x480 real pixels doubled.

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              • 4. Re: Premeire Elements video frame to high res jpeg?
                nealeh Level 5

                Steve Grisetti wrote:

                 

                You can pump pixels in and Photoshop Elements will do its best to estimate what the new pixels should look like. But you obviously can not create detail where none exists. A 640x480 photo blown up to 1280x960 is still just 640x480 real pixels doubled.

                 

                And  if the camcorder was handheld the original may be blurry to start with.

                 

                chromia11 wrote:

                 

                convert the frame to a high resolution jpeg that can be used to print like a 8x10 photo?

                 

                Don't save it as jpeg - that will compress the image, probably undoing any work you have done to tweak the image as best you can. Use a lossless format - tiff or psd.

                 

                Cheers,
                --
                Neale
                Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

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                • 5. Re: Premeire Elements video frame to high res jpeg?
                  Aniks Level 2

                  Using only Premiere Elements, I dont think you will be able to do a great job!..You will need to use some photo editing software like PSE.