- What format are the AVCHDs? Use GSpot and/or MediaInfo to find out and put screenshots from them here.
- What Project Setting have you used?
- When you put the clips onto your timeline is there a red line above them? If so the project setting is incorrect.
- You could try right-clicking the clip and selecting Interpret Footage. That usually sorts out incorrect pixel aspect ratios (but ideally you should look for a matched project setting).
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Thanks to people who showed an interest and replied.
Thanks especially to Kevin at digitacopycat who pointed me towards a workable solution within a couple of hours of posting the problem.
1. Open Premier Elements 10
2. Select and load the folder you wish to work on
3. In the Tasks Panel, click and open Project
4. Right click-on your folder
5. From the drop down menu select Interpret Footage
6. Choose Pixel Aspect Ratio and click-in the circle next to Conform to.
7. Click-on the down arrow to open the drop down menu
8. Select and click-on HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)
This still doesn't entirely solve the problem, Bob, as you'll find when you output your video to DVD or BluRay. You may find the video seems to "flutter" when it plays, due to an interlacing conflict.
There is no substitute for setting up your project properly (which will also automatically solve your aspect ratio problem).
But in order for us to help you there, you'll need to provide the information Neale asked for.