12 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2012 4:15 AM by Aniks

    Grainy Video


           I just installed Premiere Elements 10 and wnen I view my input data files (.MOD files) they are very grainy when played in tht preview window or the timeline. They look good when stoped. The file was recorded on a JVC at Ultra Fine setting (720 - 480 pixels, 8.5Mbps VBR). The CPU is a Pentium 4 at 2.4 gh with 2GB of RAM running XP Pro. Everything has been turned off when running Adobe. Any ideals for me?

        • 1. Re: Grainy Video
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Welcome to the forum.


          First, a couple of questions:


          1. What is the Project Preset, that you chose at New Project?
          2. What is the Display Resolution/Quality (Rt-click on the Program Monitor and check)
          3. Are there red lines above the Clips? If so, hit Enter to Render and test the Rendered Timeline.


          This ARTICLE, while older, might be useful for JVC footage, and especially the comments from JVC (Chris), near the end.


          Good luck,



          • 2. Re: Grainy Video
            RonPrem Level 1
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              RonPrem Level 1

              I found the preset setting for external device set on None so I changed it to DV 720 - 480 I and that helped a lot. Thanks for your help Ron

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                RonPrem Level 1

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                  RonPrem Level 1

                  This is long but very interesting.



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                  • 6. Re: Grainy Video
                    RonPrem Level 1

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                    • 7. Re: Grainy Video
                      RonPrem Level 1




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                        RonPrem Level 1

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                        • 9. Re: Grainy Video
                          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                          Ron, can you confirm that you actually posted the last couple of posts?


                          They look suspiciously like your account got hacked.

                          • 10. Re: Grainy Video
                            RonPrem Level 1

                            Sorry the address was accidentally left in my most used file and you got a copy of most of my emails. It has been removed and thank you very much. Ron

                            • 11. Re: Grainy Video
                              the_wine_snob Level 9



                              Thanks for that clarification. I was getting really lost, and beginning to worry there.


                              Happy editing,



                              • 12. Re: Grainy Video
                                Aniks Level 2

                                Also, you can change the playback quality from Automatic to Highest by right clicking on monitor, if you want to have even better playback. Although it is advisable, if you have a good high-end machine. It would need CPU consumption.