I am currently working on a project for a film class I am taking and not that it is entirely necessary but I would like it to look as good as reasonably possible. Premier Elements' (2.0) general setting in regards to frame size is 320 x 240 but this is quite small. I later learned that you can create your own "rules" and I exported my movie at 600 x 520 but this is now causing problems with some dark scenes which are suddenly and rapidly hit with light (it's a lightsaber battle), it causes them to create a large number of artifcats (completely blurring out any real facial detail) that take on the color of the "light" that pass into frame. Is this just some mess up during exporting the film or is it a cause of the way I shot the film. I am thinking the latter but that does not explain why it was not doing it on the lower resolution video file. Does anyone know how, if possible, I can fix this problem and also what are just some general tips about the output settings for Adobe Premier E. with my camera DCR-DVD 203, if there is some kind of specialized settings, or just some tips in general.
P.S. I am hardly an editing expert, I just know how to do what I need to do, so feel free to assume I have not done minor/obvious fixes for video quality issues. Most of that is far too techincal for me so I don't mess with it at all.
(I apologise for this being in the incorrect sub-heading . I didn't see that one when I posted this at like 4 in the morning.)