1- When you 1st import the video, before doing any work, do you have a red line over the timeline?
If yes, your project does not match your video
2- In general, a computer screen is NOT going to look the same as a TV
What happens if you go ahead and complete your project and write to a DVD... and then view that DVD on a TV from a set top player?
Of course, you do need to realize that a DVD is SD video, not HD, so your final product is not going to be the same as the source
>believe the audio was in 5.1 but have not confirmed that
For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/ to find file details
no red line above the video.
OK... no red line means your project is good
So, what happens on the final DVD?
nothing yet, I haven't made it as far as a finished product.
let me back up for a minute,
I forgot I had output this and posted it on Vimeo. The video is 40889117 on the Vimeo site. It was output as a .f4v flash video. That video pretty much looks like what I see on my computer.
What happens if you Share/Computer/AVI with the DV preset?
(Part of the challenge when you move a topic to a new thread halfway through a discussion is that we no longer have the history of what we've already suggested and what you've already tried to refer to. So we may have to go over many of the questions you've already answered all over again.)
Steve, the original discussion was about the multiple .mts files, so there wasn't much lost there.
If you're talking about Preset under AVCHD MP4 - NTSC DV Standard, here's what I produced
https://vimeo.com/41263905 (video number 41263905 if the link doesn't work)
Sean, can you output an AVI from your video using Share/Computer/AVI with the DV preset?
If so, we can show you how to use that as a bridge for producing a DVD of your video.
Steve, see the post above yours for my details, I tried outputting as you suggested but don't know that was correct. the results were not good
Maybe I misunderstand completely.
I thought you wanted to output your video as a DVD but were not able to. If that's not the case, what is it you are trying to do?
For this particular project, yes, the final product will be distributed on DVD. The other times I will want to post video to Vimeo or Yotube using the .mts files as the source. Naturally I want the best quality possible as I know the camera is capable of capturing such. or do I need a more advanced editing program?
The quality output availble from Premiere Elements is as good as DVDs and Vimeo will allow.
However, remember that DVDs have less than one-fourth the resolution of hi-def MTS files and online sites necessarily have reduced quality and bitrate levels as well as lower resolutions in order to allow the files to stream over the internet.
So it's impossible to have either a DVD, Vimeo or YouTube video look anyway nearly as good as your source footage no matter which programs you use or what program you use to create it.