Poor Still Image Resolution In Premiere Elements 14 Video Project

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Dec 28, 2017

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I have a problem with poor resolution in still images that I am including in a Premiere Elements 14 video project. I think I know what is causing it but the fix I tried did not cure it. The current project is exactly the same general concept as the others I've done recently, using video clips and still images from the same cameras with very similar content. The still images included in the first three videos are perfect.

After pulling several new still images into the recent project timeline I was surprised to see very poor resolution on playback. A closer look showed the images are cropped left and right. I pulled in one image from a previous project side by side into the new timeline and it looks perfect. I found the image sizes were different. The current project images with current resolution are 4608px3456p but the sharp image from the prior project are 4608px2592p and it fills the screen perfectly.

So now I think I know why Elements shows cropped images but I don't know how this happened. I tried to resize one image to the optimum 4608px2592p by putting it in Elements editor but that only stretched and distorted the image while the images in original 4608px2592p are perfect. Any idea how this happened and is it possible I can correct these images without distortion?  

Looks like all is well...

I installed the VLC player and it's a really nice tool... Never heard of it before.

I converted a Elements project from prel to mp4 and viewed it with VLC. The still images look fine so I feel comfortable proceeding with the next projects.

The only really minor issue remaining is the resized images are still cropped left and right even when in full screen mode. Not a big deal and I guess I just have to get the aspect ratio tweaked

My thanks to all... Dialing back up out of "Idiot " mode but certainly not to your level!

Bill:  Your Glenmorangie video looks fantastic.. What equipment and software did you use?

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It's not about file size. It's about the number of pixels the program has to process.

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I think I did it right... file size reduced as above and the images are resized correctly to 2500p x 1800p max.

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Looks like all is well...

I installed the VLC player and it's a really nice tool... Never heard of it before.

I converted a Elements project from prel to mp4 and viewed it with VLC. The still images look fine so I feel comfortable proceeding with the next projects.

The only really minor issue remaining is the resized images are still cropped left and right even when in full screen mode. Not a big deal and I guess I just have to get the aspect ratio tweaked

My thanks to all... Dialing back up out of "Idiot " mode but certainly not to your level!

Bill:  Your Glenmorangie video looks fantastic.. What equipment and software did you use?

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Anchors77  wrote

Bill:  Your Glenmorangie video looks fantastic.. What equipment and software did you use?

You are making me laugh! 

My current camera of choice is a mirrorless, micro 4/3rds from Panasonic called a GX8.  The tour guide said photos were not allowed.  Mirrorless cameras can be silent.  As a confirmed Scotch drinker I chose to not allow the rule.  The visit was too special.  I held the camera behind my back, upside down and in a comfortable position where a finger could rest on the shutter button.  The idea was to convey that I was NOT taking pictures.  The camera was in the very "intelligent automatic" and RAW mode.  

I ran the photos through Lightroom and made them rightside up.  Premiere Elements could do that too.  Contrary to Steve's usual advice I exported full sized images to Premiere Elements.  In a half dozen years of using Premiere Elements, I've not had an issue with resizing or using RAW files.

In other words, I used a camera on full automatic and processed the images in Premiere Elements with a little, but not necessary, help from Lightroom.

Sipping the Scotch was the best part!

Bill

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Great news, Anchors! Please mark this question as answered.

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