It depends on which device you plan to view the video on.
MPEG4s have a wide variety of file sizes and playback qualities -- depending on whether you're going to watch them on an iPad or iPhone, place them on a web site, use them in another video project, etc.
What do you plan to do with the MPEG4 you're outputting?
I just plan to view the video on my Windows PC. But I also want to be able to stream the video to my media center and tablet, but that shouldn't be any problem since they play all video files I have fed to them. The most important thing is that it uses a standard mpeg-4 format so that I can be quite sure to be able to view the video in the future.
I have no plans to place them on a web site or use them in another video project.
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Try Share/Portable Devices/iPad.
You say that you are working with Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1, not 10, so I would like to offer some details on what I think SG is referring to since his suggestion is generally written (no iPad is actually written in Share version 9.0/9.0.1),
Share/Mobile Phones and Players/Apple iPod and iPhone, using the Presets = iPod and iPhone - High Quality.
Then under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of that preset
Video Codec = fixed at MainConcept H.264 Video
In the specific order written:
TV Standard = PAL
Profile = Baseline
Levels = 5.0 (this setting will enable you to make sure of...
Frame Width = 1920 pixels
Frame Height = 1080 pixels
Frame Rate = 25 frames per second
Field Order = None (Progressive) (you will see this grayed out)
Pixel Aspect Ratio = Square Pixels
That should give you your PAL 1920 x 1080 @ 25 frames per second H.264.mp4 video. Please let us know how that turns out.
Thanks, it works fine now. Without your help I wouldn't have figured out how to do this. I really appreciate your help, and if Adobe is reading this, take a moment to rethink the user interface.
Thanks for the follow up with the great news that the Premiere Elements 9.0/9.01 .mp4 workflow suggested worked for you.