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Why is a still image fuzzy when being played but clear when I pause it?

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I'm trying to make a video out of a collection of still images.  It is a tribute video, essentially, and I am trying to liven it up by panning and zooming documentary-style.  I've imported all the images I want to use into my media folder, and added them to my timeline.  When I hit 'play,' the images suddenly become blurry, but when i then 'pause' it, they return to being clear.  Any idea why this might be happening and what I can do to fix this?

Thanks very much,

Brian

I figured out how to fix it in the program. If you don't have the playback quality at Full it will come out blurry (instead of 1/2 or 1/4).

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Why is a still image fuzzy when being played but clear when I pause it?

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I'm trying to make a video out of a collection of still images.  It is a tribute video, essentially, and I am trying to liven it up by panning and zooming documentary-style.  I've imported all the images I want to use into my media folder, and added them to my timeline.  When I hit 'play,' the images suddenly become blurry, but when i then 'pause' it, they return to being clear.  Any idea why this might be happening and what I can do to fix this?

Thanks very much,

Brian

I figured out how to fix it in the program. If you don't have the playback quality at Full it will come out blurry (instead of 1/2 or 1/4).

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More information needed for someone to help... please click below and provide the requested information

-Premiere Elements FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1042180

>make a video out of a collection of still images

What is your project setting, and what size are your pictures?

Pictures that are "overly" large may cause video editing problems

Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798

-HiRes Pictures to DVD http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1187937?tstart=0

The Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help

Plus...

Premiere Elements FAQ List (2 pages of FAQ as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_faq?view=all

Premiere Elements TIPS List (6 pages of Tips as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_tips?view=all

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Thanks, John.

I am using premiere elements 10.0 and all updates have been installed on an HP running Windows 7.

This is my first time attempting a project like this in this application, but I have used it for basic video editing in the past with no problem.

My pictures range in side from 5MB to 230KB.

I'll take a look at the links you provided.

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Also, don't forget to render your timeline (press Enter) whenever your timeline indicates (with either a red or amber colored line above the clips, depending on which version of the program you're using).

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I tried this, Steve, but it didn't resolve the issue.  Clips are now rendered (red line is green), but the problem persists.

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No, that should definitely resolve it, bc.

If your video looks fine when it's paused and fuzzy when it's played, it just needs to be rendered.

Or am I wrong in describing your symptoms?

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Although as John indicates you do need to resize all of your photo images in Premiere Elements to no larger than 2000x1500 pixels.

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You are certainly right with the description of my symptoms.  I followed the resizing in photoshop advice, and now all my images are below 2000x1500.  Yet again, when I import them to premiere and add them to my timeline, render them (until the bar turns green), the images are fuzzy when played.

I really appreciate the help.  I'm quite confused.

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Try outputting them to a file and play the file with a media player, viewed at 100%. 100% is not the same as full screen, it shows the actual pixels rather than having them scaled by your graphics card which can often introduce blur.

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Somehow, this did the trick.  When I exported the video and watched it in a media player, the problem was gone.  I suppose I'll just trust it will work this way going forward and that the blur only persists in the premiere view.

Very strange.  Thanks so much for the aid.

Brian

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I figured out how to fix it in the program. If you don't have the playback quality at Full it will come out blurry (instead of 1/2 or 1/4).

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Mike, could you indicate where I can find the playback setting in LR Classic?

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