I am a complete newbie to video editing - I recently returned from honeymoon and want to make a video including both photos and videos from our trip.
When I input photos into the video editor the quality is hugely reduced - they are grainy and not sharp - I have tried pressing the "render" button and this doesn't help
I have read that I may need to resize the images however when I do this they go so small that you cant really see them properly
All photos were taken on my iPhone and are a mix of portrait and landscape - on my computer the images look really clear
As an example a portrait photo taken is 3024 x 4032 pixels
Can any one help - apologies in advance for my lack of knowledge
Thank you so much for your help
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what video editing software are you using? How are you importing them? Or resizing them? What format are you rendering out the final video as? H264? Mpeg-4? AVI?
The first step in Premiere Elements 2019 is getting the project setting right. For a "slide show" of still images the goal will be to match the screen you will be viewing on.
How are you setting up the project?
Regarding "resizing", I never do it. If your computer is not strong enough, resizing might help with processing speed. But for a good, clear video the more pixels the better!
Thanks for the reply - I am using Adobe Premier Elements Video Editor
I am importing through the add media button
The project settings are default i.e. 1920 x 1080
What should these be for a mixture of photos (Landscape and Portrait) and video?
I have got a Dell XPS 15 I7 so should be no issue with computer strength
What you see during editing is a real time preview rendered from the source media. Depending on variables, including the computer itself, it may be off less quality than the final product. Can you output a portion and see what the result looks like?
Thanks for reaching out. I read the entire conversation about the preview mismatch between the original file and the timeline display in Premiere Elements. I noticed that there is a difference between the resolution(frame size) for the clip i.e. 3024 x 4032 and the timeline settings i.e.1920 x 1080. I assume this could be causing the issue.
Here's a suggestion:
Let me know if that gives you correct preview.