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Making SD and data disc
by William Quibell 3 days ago
I am looking to replace our "burning of a disc" workflow Toast Titanium with Encore. We are making the switch from Mac to PC (not my choice) Our Workflow is... 4x POV Camera footage H.264 Compressor (
Re: Making SD and data disc
by Jeff Pulera 2 days ago
Can't say that I've done it, but yes Encore does have the option to include data files on a DVD Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
DVD rip - VOB files timecode issue?
by brad hebert 3 days ago
I haven't tried to rip a DVD in a while. I used to do it all the time, and MPEG Streamclip would transcode the VOB files just find. I probably haven't done it on my current computer, and it says I nee
Re: DVD rip - VOB files timecode issue?
by Jeff Pulera 3 days ago
Hi Brad, Why RIP the DVDs at all Copy the .vob files from disc to your hard drive, then Import them into Premiere, it will edit .vob files natively. But back to MPEG Streamclip, haven't used it in yea
60fps slow motion - not working?
by James Strecker 1 week ago
Howdy. I have several clips of 60fps footage that I want to convert to 24fps slow motion. I have done this successfully a million times by going to "Interpret Footage" on a clip and changing the frame
Re: 60fps slow motion - not working?
by Jeff Pulera 1 week ago
Hi James, Have to ask, are you for sure in a 24p sequence And regarding workflow, you shouldn't need to conform the footage, simply change the Speed. 60p in a 30p Sequence is 50%, and 60p in a 24p Seq
Video keeps cropping after render.
by Keith Mernagh 2 weeks ago
Hi Creative Cow Community, Here are my sequence settings with a screenshot: My original footage is recorded at 2560 x 1380. I resized it to fit the sequence settings of 1920 x 1080. As you can see my
Re: Video keeps cropping after render.
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
To add to Dave's comments, besides needing 1.0 Pixel Aspect in Sequence Settings, Fields should be None (Progressive) rather than Lower. When you bring your 2560x1380 clip into the 1920x1080 Sequence,
Newcomer seeking guidance to re-author a DVD
by Nevile James 3 weeks ago
Several years ago, I shot some footage on mini DV tapes. These were edited by a friend using Final Cut Pro, graphics and introductions were produced and the whole thing recorded onto S-VHS. Subsequent
Re: Newcomer seeking guidance to re-author a DVD
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Years ago, I used a free software called MPEG Streamclip for that exact purpose. As I recall, it ripped the DVD back to it's component assets, the .m2v video and .wav audio file. I then put those asse
Question about 4k workflow
by sam mayfield 3 weeks ago
I am about to buy the Panasonic DVX 200. I am also about to switch over from FCP 7 to Premiere. Can someone tell me what I should expect in terms of new workflow Also, If I don't need to shoot in 4k w
Re: Question about 4k workflow
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Hi Sam, Premiere does not need to transcode footage - you can immediately edit the native material from the camera card. Hopefully your Mac is new enough to handle 4k footage smoothly. The DVX-200 can
MTS audio clips not appearing.
by Brad Wagster 3 weeks ago
I'm trying to edit MTS files on a Macbook Pro. When I preview any of the video clips in the Finder, there's audio playing loud and clear. I've played the clips through VLC, Quicktime and through the s
Re: MTS audio clips not appearing.
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
Hi Brad, For best results, copy entire contents of camera memory card to a new folder on hard drive. You want ALL the folders from the SD card, not just video clips. Premiere needs metadata to sort th
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Premiere Pro Workflow for Editing Using Mixed Resolutions
by Ben Cheadle 3 weeks ago
We've recently started shooting 4K on the Canon C300 Mkii which we're often required to combine during an edit with standard 1080p HD footage. We're using Premiere Pro CC V10.4, which has always been
Re: Premiere Pro Workflow for Editing Using Mixed Resolutions
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
Rather than manually scaling all of your clips, you can use the default Scale to Frame Size as Alex suggested, however if you should then want to use Adobe Motion scaling to perhaps reframe the image
Proper Adobe Encore CS6 workflow with 1080i footage (not progressive) edited in Premiere Pro CC 2015.4
by David Medzorian 1 month ago
I've edited a production shot with JVC Pro Camcorders at 1080 interlaced and edit in Premiere Pro CC (latest version). It looks great on my program monitor and external program monitor, but when I exp
Re: Proper Adobe Encore CS6 workflow with 1080i footage (not progressive) edited in Premiere Pro CC 2015.4
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
Could simply be Preview settings in Encore, please check my blog on the subject - http: blog.sharbor.com blog 2013 03 adobe-encore-cs6-preview-quality-fix Encore Preview issues aside, I've never had g
Encoder/Encore Issue
by Kacie Bell 3 weeks ago
I have a project that is about 18 minutes long that I need put onto a DVD. I have done it multiple times before and it worked perfectly. I put my project into Encoder to render it out (which takes abo
Re: Encoder/Encore Issue
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
Depending on what effects are being applied in AE, some of them can be very render-intensive, so that coupled with the laptop performance could explain the render time. Doesn't explain the distortion
No audio
by Sarah Davies 1 month ago
Hi All, I'm completely new to APP and have just been messing around with some tutorials. I have some clips that were filmed on an Iphone that i need to edit. I ave imported my files in to pp ready to
Re: No audio
by Jeff Pulera 1 month ago
From what I see frequently on Adobe forum postings, the iPhone records using a Variable Frame Rate, and Premiere does not like VBR clips. Convert the raw clips to a standard 29.97 frame rate using the
Footage 4:3 needs to go to 16:9 final copy
by Jeremy Collins 2 months ago
I am working on a Macbook Pro with CS5 Premiere. I have footage that was shot on a GoPro and drone, both 4:3. My final export must be a 16:9 widescreen. When I currently export my video it has black a
Re: Footage 4:3 needs to go to 16:9 final copy
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
As other poster suggested, figure out what the deliverable needs to be - for instance 1080p or 720p The majority of the clips are 1080p, so in that case only the one clip would get "blown up" in a 108
How to keep aspect ratio 4/3 and 720x576 when exporting to hd resolution?
by Markus Scharfenberger 2 months ago
Hi, I have transferred my old Hi8 tapes to DV-AVI, 4:3, 720x576, 25fps. I would like to play them on my 16:9 tv, keeping the original film aspect ratio and resolution untouched. To prevent my tv from
Re: How to keep aspect ratio 4/3 and 720x576 when exporting to hd resolution?
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
I re-read the original post and realized you actually desire the video to have black surroundings, while usually the request is how to remove the black surroundings. My apologies. Personally, I'd not
H.264 blu-ray export after Encore not playable on br-player (Encore/Premiere)
by Markus Scharfenberger 2 months ago
Hi, I have a strange issue with using H.264 blu-ray export in Premiere Pro CC 2015 and then using it in Encore. Encore accepts the exported H.264 and creates a br without re-encoding. When playing the
Re: H.264 blu-ray export after Encore not playable on br-player (Encore/Premiere)
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Markus, Can we please see a screen grab of the Export Settings from Premiere to check encoding settings Also, do you have another Blu-ray player to test with, maybe a Sony PS3 or PS4, or a computer
Create a continuous-loop DVD for auditorum play
by Butch Golden 2 months ago
Hi all It's been 5-6 years since I have done a DVD project of any kind and did ok enough with standard menu making but have never had a request for a continuous-loop play disc. Don't have a clue as to
Re: Create a continuous-loop DVD for auditorum play
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Butch, I believe the looping option is more a function of the DVD player than the disc itself. Considering that DVD is SD only, you might look into using a digital media player box - small box unde
Force Fixed-lenght GOP's
by Steve Cohen 2 months ago
I'm not sure if this should be in here or the Premiere forum, but the specs for Electronic File Delivery for a network I'm dealing with is asking for a GOP length of 12. I can check the box for Force
Re: Force Fixed-lenght GOP's
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Steve, What Adobe version, and which output format Example MPEG-2 or H.264, each will have different options. Help us to help you. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Live streaming on YouTube and copyright
by Vigen Kachikean 4 months ago
I am starting Live Streaming service and i'm streaming to YouTube Live. Does anyone know copyright issues if i live stream dancing music at parties Vigen Kachikean Northridge Filmworks Northridge, CA
Re: Live streaming on YouTube and copyright
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
I think a very important point that is being missed is that YouTube states: Content ID scans all live streams and Hangouts on Air for third party content. When Content ID identifies third party conten
Creating Chapter Marks does not work
by Dennis Squadrazzino 3 months ago
Hi dear community, maybe you could help me with following problem: I am trying to create a DVD with Encore including a Play Button and a scene selecion menue. I've got a clip with these preferences: .
Re: Creating Chapter Marks does not work
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Hi Dennis, Have never seen the Chapter Mark button grayed out, but then again I always use an MPEG-2 DVD (.m2v) video file that doesn't require transcoding. I would recommend transcoding in Media Enco
How NX5U Records Video
by Kenn Schulz 3 months ago
Two issues here... 1. How to keep HD video clips in order of shot or order of "time" shot in Premiere CS5 project bin. Also, some clips have +001, +002 after them - Unsure of what this indicates. 2. S
Re: How NX5U Records Video
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Hi Kenn, I can't say for sure how CS5 handles things as it is several years old. But with CS6 and newer, the preferred method is to copy the ENTIRE contents of SD card to hard drive. No transfer softw
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How to put a DVD onto USB and retain DVD menu?
by Amanda Duffield 3 months ago
Hi everyone, This is urgent if anyone is reading this and they know the answer. I have DVD Architect (6 I think, whatever comes with the latest Pro) and Sony Vegas Pro 13. I have one long rendered cli
Re: How to put a DVD onto USB and retain DVD menu?
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Oops, Amanda doesn't have Encore, sorry...I spend a lot of time in Adobe forums and forgot where I was ;-) Jeff
DVD is black and white but supposed to be color
by Bryce Douglass 3 months ago
Before I start explaining what happened I have no idea how this is possible. I made a disk image of my DVD from Encore. It's original disk image when played on my mac and a pc is in color like it's su
Re: DVD is black and white but supposed to be color
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Hi Bryce, Chances are that he connected the DVD player to the TV using an RCA cable (yuck!) and plugged it into the GREEN jack for the COMPONENT output, which actually requires 3 cables to work proper
Can't open DVD shot by unknown shooter
by John Nelson 4 months ago
Equipment: Mac Pro 8 core OS Snow Leopard DVDSP Mpeg Stremeclip I received a dance recital shot by someone with unknown equipment. Owner wants me to exchange some dance numbers and make some copies. U
Re: Can't open DVD shot by unknown shooter
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Not a Mac guy, sorry. However, I've had PCs that did not by default open play DVDs, some needed third-party DVD player software installed. So it's not a given that a computer will automatically be equ
File: PXL 200
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
jpg file Retro camera https: f1.creativecow.net 10177 pxl-200
Dance Recitals Storing Original Footage
by Martin Verona 4 months ago
I have been shooting dance recitals for years. When I lose a client I usually hold onto the original footage for 2 years then I delete it. I keep the edited footage. This is beginning to get costly. H
Re: Dance Recitals Storing Original Footage
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
I've always been guilty of saving too much video stuff...ask my wife! I still have tons of DVCAM-184 master tapes of weddings from many years ago. I did a while back throw away most of the older S-VHS
Quesitons about DVD aspect ratio
by Bobby Hall 5 months ago
I'm trying to better understand aspect ratios of DVDs and how they're displayed. I've read that all DVDs, whether 4:3 or 16:9, are 720x480 pixels. If you have a fullframe pan & scan DVD and display it
Re: Quesitons about DVD aspect ratio
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Hi Bobby, Good question! Yes, one would assume Blu-ray would be progressive, however the options are limited. Blu-ray can be 1080i or 1080p24. 1080p30 and 1080p60 are not supported. For 720p, you can
Duke Sweden 4 months ago
Hey Jeff, I have an opportunity to pick up an XPS 8700 for $475.00 but I don't know if these specs match the one you had suggested to me previously. Would Premiere Pro run smoothly with these specs?

Brand: Dell
Processor Type: Intel Core i7 4th Gen.
Product Line: XPS
Graphics Processing Type: Nvidia GTX 745
Model: XPS 8700
Memory: 16GB
Operating System Edition: Windows 10 Home

I'm most concerned with the graphics card. There's so many Nvidia's it's hard to figure out which is good, mid-range, or lousy.

I have until tomorrow morning. Hopefully you'll see this before then!
Error message: "device not ready", Code: "3"
by Pushpanatha de Silva 5 months ago
Hi, I have 49.98GB data(9,5hrs of video audio) wanted to burn on BD-R DL(50GB)disc. I could not find any errors before burn or encode the video on Build window, clicking on "Project". But when Encore
Re: Error message: "device not ready", Code: "3"
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
With hard drives and blank recording media, the advertised capacity is not the true capacity. The 50GB will have a few GB less than that available for use. For instance with DVD, they call it 4.7GB bu
Blu-ray DVD authoring for cinema scope/flat projection
by Charis Hoo 6 months ago
Hello, I have some standard 1080p square pixel footage which needs to be burned to Blu Ray and DVD for viewing in cinematic scope (2.39:1) and flat (1.85:1) formats, minimizing letterboxing, preservin
Re: Blu-ray DVD authoring for cinema scope/flat projection
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
Video encoded and burned to Blu-ray is going to have to be full HD (1920x1080) or 720p - the other dimensions you noted are not part of the Blu-ray specification. This means if you want to deliver an
Trouble making a MPEG-2DVD at a 1920X1080 aspect Ratio output
by Mark Jackson 6 months ago
Dear Representative: I'm trying to make a MPEG-2DVD for a Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 1920X1080 sequence in Media Encoder CC 2015. When I use the MPEG-2DVD setting, the output is 720X480. How can I cus
Re: Trouble making a MPEG-2DVD at a 1920X1080 aspect Ratio output
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
Hi Mark, DVD is an official specification and that means 720x480 in the U.S. and you can't just change the numbers to your liking, then it is no longer "a DVD". If you want HD, then burn a Blu-ray, th
Output is so much bigger than original
by Shane Holloway 7 months ago
Greetings and Salutations, So I have a pretty crappy source fie (webex mp4 I believe) 12 megs,8fps 1024x768, 8000HZ etc. I try and reduce as much as I can in AME (10fps, 11000 Hz, 24 bitrate) and the
Re: Output is so much bigger than original
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
Hi Shane, Please post a screen shot of the Export Settings panel so we can review both the Source and Export settings. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
DVD Problems
by Jerry Kemp 7 months ago
I am having problems with DVD playback. I am creating my project in Adobe CS6, and exporting to Encore using Dynamic Link... Then I have tried both burning the DVD from encore, as well as creating an
Re: DVD Problems
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
In years past, DVD-R had shown better compatibility than DVD+R, but that really shouldn't be a factor with newer DVD players these days. Either should be fine. The problem with Verbatim is you don't k
audio is out of sync when video imported/placed PLEASE! CANT FİND SOLUTİON! weird problem.
by yasin ulu 7 months ago
guys please i been looking for solution like 1 month, i still have same problem. okay here my question; im using vegas pro 13 and recording ingame videos with shadowplay. when i just drag and place re
Re: audio is out of sync when video imported/placed PLEASE! CANT FİND SOLUTİON! weird problem.
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
I've read on forums that some screen capture apps may use Variable Frame Rate recording. Run your video clip through the free HandBrake app to convert to a standard format and see if that helps. Thank
Live video streaming using multi cameras and audio channels
by Bethan Jepson 8 months ago
Hi does anyone have any experience streaming live video from multi-camera shoots I am involved in a project where we will intend to film a live performance involving several actors. We intend to use u
Re: Live video streaming using multi cameras and audio channels
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
Having no idea of the scope of the proposed streaming endeavor, there are a wide range of products are widely varying price ranges to choose from! If you want to get into serious live streaming of mul
Possible Conflict with Record & Video Out
by Whit Prophet 7 months ago
Good morning We are using Sony NX5U as one of our cameras for streaming a hockey game. 1. We send the video out via the SDI port 1080 2. We simultaneously record on a SDHC card a) When we record at 72
Re: Possible Conflict with Record & Video Out
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
Most, if not all camcorders, will output 1080i interlaced video, even if set internally to record 1080p progressive video. The interlaced output is for compatibility with displays. So, my guess would
How would I get these composition settings?
by Oliver Saintilien 8 months ago
I have a project that must be created in 1080P version, 25fps, in 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 aspect ratios. And also in 1080i version, 29.97 fps, 1.78:1 aspect ratio. How do I create 1080i vs 1080p in After Ef
Re: How would I get these composition settings?
by Jeff Pulera 8 months ago
Okay, that makes a lot more sense now. However, it would be best to get clarification from them about the resolution desired for delivery. My guess, since they *requested* 1080p for instance, is that
Best Method To Convert VHS To DVD
by Jackie Luffy 2 years ago
Hey all, I have the Pinnacle Video Transfer too, its one where it writes the video straight to usb, I have to say though I am not pleased at all with it, not only does the "best" setting have noticabl
Re: Best Method To Convert VHS To DVD
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
Hi Kuhnen, DV is not a bad codec, uses 5:1 compression ratio at 25Mbps, with 4:1:1 color. I shot DV for many years and the image was great! That said, using a capture card can provide 4:2:2 color and
DSLR and 24 fps questions...
by Bojan Bojović 10 months ago
Hello everyone... Here in Europe television is 25fps. I am shooting 24fps to achieve that "cinematic" look, but my videos are full of that famous 24fps judder. It is unbearable while panning and it is
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Re: DSLR and 24 fps questions...
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
I'm in the US where 29.97fps has long been the standard, so in that case, 24p (23.976fps) does have quite a different look! However, as Dave stated, how is 24p going to look vastly different than 25p
Question about recording format.
by James Hark 9 months ago
A client wants to be able to submit his video to Much Music. This is what they say the format needs to be, "Tapes delivered to CTV must be XD-HD in the 50Mb, 1080i 59.94 and signal parameters must con
Re: Question about recording format.
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
Dave nailed it, but I would add, do they really need to get a tape from you, or can you deliver a digital file Next issue, most cameras shoot at around 24Mbps, maybe 35Mbps for XDCAM. So what are you
HXR-NX100 output limited to 1080/576?
by Marchel Ven 11 months ago
For a small webinar studio a company bought the new Sony HXR-NX100 (pal). It looks like a good camera for the money but the hdmi output is limited as I can see to 1080p 576. Unfortunately with the cap
Re: HXR-NX100 output limited to 1080/576?
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
If you are referring to "1080i 576i" this simply means it can output HD or SD. In the US it would be called 1080i 480i". I can't speak for PAL cameras, but in the US, they mostly output 1080i even if
New HXR-NX3 user - Duplicate files?
by Michael Blanchard 10 months ago
Hi I'm new to NXCAM coming from EX1. I have an HXR-NX3 1. I read that files are split and frames lost, however software exists to remedy this. I just did a test shoot import to Premiere Pro CC 2015. I
Re: New HXR-NX3 user - Duplicate files?
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
Try this - copy memory card contents direct to hard drive, without using any Sony software. Copy ENTIRE contents of card, not just the video clips. You need all the folders as well! If copying multipl
No Audio in 1h long video no matter what format it's rendered in
by Patryk Wellfare 9 months ago
Hi guys, I was finishing my 1 hour long stream video an music album complication. There are 16 tracks of which 14 are .wav files, one MP3 and one mp4 video at the very end. When I try to render it as
Re: No Audio in 1h long video no matter what format it\'s rendered in
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
I claim very little experience using AE, but have a lot of experience in having to outsmart the computers when they do frustrating things like this! Try this - export as AUDIO ONLY. In other words, ex
Feature Film Export 25 GB needs to be under 20GB - what settings
by Zoe Westley 10 months ago
Hi everyone I am trying to export a version of the film i am working on as a file under 20GB but retaining good enough quality for a public screening. The file needs to be sent over the internet. and
Re: Feature Film Export 25 GB needs to be under 20GB - what settings
by Jeff Pulera 10 months ago
Zoe, The others are on the right track, thinking as I was that you can simply encode for Blu-ray and send them that file, and they can then author that to Blu-ray without transcoding again. The screen
vob From Home DVD Double Image
by Paul Kozinski 11 months ago
Howdy folks, just wondering if anyone can help with a little issue. My Dad has given me home DVDs to convert into video files - normally I can just copy over the .vob files and convert using Adobe Med
Re: vob From Home DVD Double Image
by Jeff Pulera 11 months ago
Hi Paul, Haven't run into that before. Maybe try MPEG StreamClip or HandBrake software to convert (both free). Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
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