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Up to now I was pretty sure the program (Primer Elements 2018) was selecting the correct settings for my input.

I am using a Panasonic Full HD HC-V770 camera,

I have the choice of MP4/iFrame or AVCHD

I have been using MP4/iFrame 1080 MP4 50m

I have found little guidance as to what the correct format for producing GOOD quality YouTube videos. I have discovered that I can only do time lapse in AVCHD but have yet to try it.

The same goes for out put, currently pick the Export & Share option and take what it gives me. I realize YouTube plays with the resolution, but would like to get what I can.

I do not see a yellow orange line above my clip. If I check project settings it looks like Elements has set it up as AVCHD????

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How do I determine what settings I should be using?

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Latest video project,  https://youtu.be/6ZyXcD8oGck

There is a setting on the camera that I have to go back and find for light in back of the object being filmed. I currently do manual white balance as if I let the camera do it the brightness of the video changes.

Thanks for your time and help.

Glenn

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I have a similar but slightly older Panasonic camcorder.

Your V770 is intended to shoot HD video.  That's 1920x1080 pixels and the same as flat panel HD TVs.   I wouldn't use "iFrame" because I think that was an Apple thing that came and went.  Maybe if you have an apple computer, it will mean something.

The most universal and highest quality your camera can shoot is  is "1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50 Mb/s MP4)".  The files will be the largest with the most "bits" of digital information.  That and the AVCHD settings you an internal codec called "H.264".

You should ignore and skip the step of manually picking your project settings.  When you put your first clip on the timeline Premiere Elements will pick one for you.  It will be right.  If it says "AVCHD", don't worry.  You are only editing with previews at this point.

At Export&Share, Premiere Elements offers a couple choices from the "Online" tab.   They usually work.  A good choice is to output a file  under the Devices/Computer tab.  Pick the HD 1920x1080 because it matches your camera. Consider raising the quality slider to highest.  Note that the frame rate may not match your source footage!

My favorite output is to pick Export&Share > Devices > Custom and the Advanced Settings Tab.   Then there is a button to Match Source settings.  That seems to get the closest to the original quality from the camera.  With the output file on my computer, I'll review it and then use the YouTube uploader.

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How to determine correct settings for video input.

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Up to now I was pretty sure the program (Primer Elements 2018) was selecting the correct settings for my input.

I am using a Panasonic Full HD HC-V770 camera,

I have the choice of MP4/iFrame or AVCHD

I have been using MP4/iFrame 1080 MP4 50m

I have found little guidance as to what the correct format for producing GOOD quality YouTube videos. I have discovered that I can only do time lapse in AVCHD but have yet to try it.

The same goes for out put, currently pick the Export & Share option and take what it gives me. I realize YouTube plays with the resolution, but would like to get what I can.

I do not see a yellow orange line above my clip. If I check project settings it looks like Elements has set it up as AVCHD????

Project settings.jpg

How do I determine what settings I should be using?

Set up Porject.jpg

Latest video project,  https://youtu.be/6ZyXcD8oGck

There is a setting on the camera that I have to go back and find for light in back of the object being filmed. I currently do manual white balance as if I let the camera do it the brightness of the video changes.

Thanks for your time and help.

Glenn

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by whsprague | Adobe Community Professional

I have a similar but slightly older Panasonic camcorder.

Your V770 is intended to shoot HD video.  That's 1920x1080 pixels and the same as flat panel HD TVs.   I wouldn't use "iFrame" because I think that was an Apple thing that came and went.  Maybe if you have an apple computer, it will mean something.

The most universal and highest quality your camera can shoot is  is "1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50 Mb/s MP4)".  The files will be the largest with the most "bits" of digital information.  That and the AVCHD settings you an internal codec called "H.264".

You should ignore and skip the step of manually picking your project settings.  When you put your first clip on the timeline Premiere Elements will pick one for you.  It will be right.  If it says "AVCHD", don't worry.  You are only editing with previews at this point.

At Export&Share, Premiere Elements offers a couple choices from the "Online" tab.   They usually work.  A good choice is to output a file  under the Devices/Computer tab.  Pick the HD 1920x1080 because it matches your camera. Consider raising the quality slider to highest.  Note that the frame rate may not match your source footage!

My favorite output is to pick Export&Share > Devices > Custom and the Advanced Settings Tab.   Then there is a button to Match Source settings.  That seems to get the closest to the original quality from the camera.  With the output file on my computer, I'll review it and then use the YouTube uploader.

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It's in Swedish, means "You receive this email because the content you posted has been approved by our moderators."

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Thank You.

Any input of media settings?

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Open the video from your Panasonic camera in the free download MediaInfo. In MediaInfo, set View to Text and then copy the report it shows for your video and post it to this forum.

Once we know the specifications of your video, we can better recommend which project settings to use.

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I have a similar but slightly older Panasonic camcorder.

Your V770 is intended to shoot HD video.  That's 1920x1080 pixels and the same as flat panel HD TVs.   I wouldn't use "iFrame" because I think that was an Apple thing that came and went.  Maybe if you have an apple computer, it will mean something.

The most universal and highest quality your camera can shoot is  is "1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (50 Mb/s MP4)".  The files will be the largest with the most "bits" of digital information.  That and the AVCHD settings you an internal codec called "H.264".

You should ignore and skip the step of manually picking your project settings.  When you put your first clip on the timeline Premiere Elements will pick one for you.  It will be right.  If it says "AVCHD", don't worry.  You are only editing with previews at this point.

At Export&Share, Premiere Elements offers a couple choices from the "Online" tab.   They usually work.  A good choice is to output a file  under the Devices/Computer tab.  Pick the HD 1920x1080 because it matches your camera. Consider raising the quality slider to highest.  Note that the frame rate may not match your source footage!

My favorite output is to pick Export&Share > Devices > Custom and the Advanced Settings Tab.   Then there is a button to Match Source settings.  That seems to get the closest to the original quality from the camera.  With the output file on my computer, I'll review it and then use the YouTube uploader.

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whsprague,

Beautiful, clear concise, and on topic.

I will print this off and when I start my next video follow your suggestions.

Thanks,

Glenn

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Glenn,

Thank you for the compliment.   I enjoyed your video and have subscribed to your channel.

Bill

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Thank you, always looking for areas to improve on, working on audio right now.

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Glenn,

What have you tried for audio improvement?  Depending on what you've done, I may have some ideas for you.

Bill

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I use two cameras, and two mikes, then manually zinc them up.

I use both audio feeds and it helps with some of the echo in the shop.

Mic one is a Rode shotgun with their wind shield.

Mic two was a Comica wireless label mic. I was not that happy with this mic/unit, the mic that came with the unit did not last long. Bought a better mic and get static in the audio track. I do not know if it is the unit or the mic.

Gave up playing with it and just bought a Saramonic, I have not used it yet

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You are way ahead of me!    If you are wireless and have a mic on you, I can't add much. 

My version is a Blu-Tooth mic from Sony that is "relatively" cheap.  It sounds like you've got better gear.

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Bought over time, am replacing the Comica because of poor quality

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