An old one this, but please can someone explain what the dickens is going on ??!!
I niaively thought that once digitised, video could be treated with impunity, and that all video editors were the same. Oh no !
I can only import MPEG2 footage, digitised via a Panasonic DVD recorder, a DVD RAM camcorder, or a Dazzle 150. I can't produce raw DV and this seems to be the root of my problems.
The trouble occurs when trying to use this footage. I have Pinnacle Studio 10, which under version 10.5 is stable, but I bought Premiere Elements 2 before i got Studio 10 to work properly. Now, I get decent video using Studio, but prefer Elements.
However, I have to right click every clip and reverse the field dominance to get flicker free movment on resulting DVD's produced in Elements, but Studio works fine.
I find this ridiculous, and none of this was mentioned in reviews or on the packaging. It seems that this is a "feature" of the program.
I have seen other itmes on this on the forums, and am advised to seek the Adobe website. however, that seems to have moved on to Elements 3.
Is there a default setting in Elements to stop all this nonsense, and why does it do it ? Why is it (seemingly) not suited to UK PAL MPEG2 footage ? Anyone else out there in the UK doing this a better way ?
I am sure I read that Studio can also deal with MPEG2 without redigitising it, whereas Elements seems to have to chew it over. But why wasn't I told beofre I spent my money ?????!!!!!!
Yours, going mad...........