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Image quality loss upon export
by Carl Richardson 20 hours ago
Hey guys, I'm pretty new to this, so forgive me if this has already been covered (I can't find a thread of the same nature). I'm trying to achieve a very short animation of a few flags popping up acro
Re: Image quality loss upon export
by Jeff Pulera 8 hours ago
Hi Carl, What are the Sequence Settings used Export Settings Screen grabs are extremely helpful in these situations, otherwise we have no clue as to your workflow. One suggestion - scale the flags to
How to capture in ProRes using Cineform ?
by Melvin Chong 3 days ago
Hi has anyone captured video in Cineform codec with any success I have a BMD 4K Intensity Pro and only MJpeg and Uncompressed showed up as available codecs.
Re: How to capture in ProRes using Cineform ?
by Jeff Pulera 2 days ago
Well, you don't capture with alpha channel - you can certainly use Cineform for previews, intermediates, exports. Just not capture. Capture using what Black Magic offers, and if you must, transcode to
Exporting lossless video (x264 vs h264 and more!)
by Pierre-Luc Boucher 6 days ago
Hey there, I just finished editing an extended version of the MST3k Movie and I'm ready to export the final product. I exported some previews with the following settings: The short previews looked gre
Re: Exporting lossless video (x264 vs h264 and more!)
by Jeff Pulera 5 days ago
For the compatibility playback reasons you mention, then .mp4 is the most standard format to use. Your current settings should produce a very high-quality result. You may want to uncheck "Max Render Q
Encore DVD keeps failing
by John Perez 5 days ago
I'm unable to burn a DVD. I have tried both my burners. Any idea what it might be HP Intel(R) Core i-7 CPU 950 @3.07G 3.07 RAM: 8 Gigs 64 Bit Op System As always thanks so much to you guys...Johnny In
Re: Encore DVD keeps failing
by Jeff Pulera 5 days ago
Hi Johnny, Looks like you have 3 different kinds of video clips in the project - .mpg .m2v .mp4 My guess is that the .mpg or .mp4 clips - or both - may be at fault. ANY video clips you want to use in
Hdmi extenders
by Ricardo Marty 4 weeks ago
I need to stream an event I only have hdmi cameras. I got two good hdmi 2, 15ft cables but I need at lease 30ft. {2 cameras} Will extenders do the job with good video quality. I don't want to use cat
Re: Hdmi extenders
by Jeff Pulera 1 week ago
On Amazon, search "HDMI cable booster" and several come up in different lengths, different vendors
Church Broadcast System Upgrade
by Stephen Bolech 2 weeks ago
Hi, I have recently taken on the task of coming up with a plan to upgrade our church's aging SD video system to a new HD one. Our service is a multicam production that is edited and broadcast on a loc
Re: Church Broadcast System Upgrade
by Jeff Pulera 1 week ago
Check out the PTZ Optics 20x HD-SDI cameras, just $1699. For camera control, Rocosoft PTZ Joy software is an interesting option, allows for visual touch-screen control of PTZ presets, in addition to t
low quality render
by Viktor Klíma 2 weeks ago
hi, i'm working on some kind of project and i'm doing it in that old VHS style and i realy like the picture i get when i set preview quality to 1 4. I'd like to render the whole project like that but
Re: low quality render
by Jeff Pulera 1 week ago
I understand that you purposely want a pixelated look, correct Try the Mosaic Effect and alter the settings as desired. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Low quality still image renders. What are we doing wrong?...
by Dave Draper 2 weeks ago
We have a video with still image overlays on it (company logos, etc), but every time we export out of Premiere -- using the GoPro Cineform YUV 10-bit codec -- the images in the video appear low in qua
Re: Low quality still image renders. What are we doing wrong?...
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Hi Dave, You said the overlay graphics are higher resolution than the video, which means Premiere has to be doing some scaling. Take that out of the equation. In Photoshop, make the graphics all 1920x
Go out of HD switcher into DVD player
by Chris Franklin 2 weeks ago
I have a fairly basic question and I think I have an idea for the answer, but I want to see what you all's thoughts are. I just purchased a Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Production Switcher
Re: Go out of HD switcher into DVD player
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
You can actually use the less-expensive Black Magic Mini Converter - SDI to ANALOG model (#CONVMASA) which will provide the down-converted composite output for the DVD recorder. Also, the UpDownCross
Which format to export 50p 1920 x 1080 for best results
by Alan Norman 2 weeks ago
Hi, I am running CS 6 and having some issues with finding a good output quality for a one and a bit hour multicamera concert that I recorded. I used to just output to 25 frames WMV but I wanted a bett
Re: Which format to export 50p 1920 x 1080 for best results
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Hi Alan, My understanding of the H.264 export from Premiere is that it does initially create two files while encoding, and then at the end combines audio and video into the single .mp4 file. You're se
Premiere Audio Sync Issue - Audio Time Units
by Peter Vandall 2 weeks ago
Hi All, I shot an interview with a Canon C100 back in December. I had two channels of audio going into the camera. Boom and Lav. When I brought it into Premiere, I noticed an echo in the timeline. It
Re: Premiere Audio Sync Issue - Audio Time Units
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
I get it. And maybe my description of what I'd done in the past was not real clear. Assume start of audio clip is lined up with video clip. Then you go to Audio Units and nudge audio over a "partial f
Best intermediate format with alpha
by Marten Köpp 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, While working on a product movie I noticed my sincere lack of knowledge about formats, codecs, compression etc. So I thought it might be time to jump into the unknown. But since my current pr
Re: Best intermediate format with alpha
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Hi Marten, Choose QuickTime as the Format and for Preset use GoPro Cineform RGB12-bit with alpha Of course, make sure to set frame size, frame rate, pixel aspect, and fields to match your source. Than
Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Rory Puddle 3 weeks ago
Hello everyone! So I'm a video producer that normally deals with 1 - 2 camera shoots for online promotional content, sometimes dipping into studio work if the client needs it. I've been doing this for
Re: Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Hi Rory, You may want to check out the Newtek TriCaster Mini. This will offer, in one small unit that fits into a backpack: 4-camera (HDMI) HD switching, with broadcast transitions (make your own even
Alternatives to Media Encoder?
by dennis summers 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I know this is the adobe media encoder forum, so I imagine most of you are pretty happy with it. But I'm one of those folks who just can't get with the cloud system, so my media encoder is get
Re: Alternatives to Media Encoder?
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
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Quickly fixing black bars at side of DvD
by Dominic Newman 4 weeks ago
Hi, this has been posted before but i can't seem to find any quick fixes. I made the mistake of rendering out the file to be put on a DvD as a 720p 16:9 mp4 video, i get pillaring because of this, but
Re: Quickly fixing black bars at side of DvD
by Jeff Pulera 4 weeks ago
Hi Dominic, No, you do not need to change the sequence settings or re-scale footage. Whether editing as 1080p or 720p Sequence, simply export as MPEG-2 DVD format, and choose the NTSC DV Widescreen Pr
Out of sync audio
by John Perez 1 month ago
What is the DVD process for importation into Encore I was having audio sync problems with the mpg4 video and someone suggested I make separate streams, which I did, but when I added the WAV file to th
Re: Out of sync audio
by Jeff Pulera 4 weeks ago
Hi Johnny, Let's back up a bit. Just to be clear, you edit in Vegas, but are using Adobe Encore for the DVD You should have Sony DVD Architect, correct Maybe try that As for this .mp4 that is giving y
MPEG2 bitrate??
by Ali Krauth 1 month ago
Hi all, Like many, I am trying to burn some DVDs without the compression making my videos look pixelated blurry. I am exporting them using Premiere Pro. If I export as mpeg2 file with a high bitrate t
Re: MPEG2 bitrate??
by Jeff Pulera 1 month ago
DVD Video is an official specification. The MPEG-2 file burned to a DVD must meet those narrow specifications. That is why Adobe has a specific MPEG-2 DVD encoder setting, and we don't just use MPEG-2
Images in Slideshow are horizontal instead of Vertical
by John Perez 1 month ago
Several pix in my slideshow are incorrectly rotated. 'Should be vertical instead of horizontal. The are properly rotated in Photoshop. Why is this, and how can I fix Thanks! As always thanks so much t
Re: Images in Slideshow are horizontal instead of Vertical
by Jeff Pulera 1 month ago
Hi Johnny, So are you trying to make a slideshow directly in Encore, importing stills Never tried that, always do my work in Premiere then export MPEG-2 DVD for use in Encore. First suggestion would b
Encoding MTS to anything else - audio becomes noise
by Paolo Mongillo 1 month ago
Dear all, as by the title, I am trying to encode MTS files (from an ACVHD file) to a low res proxy for editing. However, while I can play the MTS videos in VLC quicktime without problems, the audio of
Re: Encoding MTS to anything else - audio becomes noise
by Jeff Pulera 1 month ago
Hi Robert, You are using old, obsolete software with CS4, so it may not even fully support the format you are trying to edit. That said, using Media Browser with any Premiere version has many benefits
Multiple lapel lav mics & interference
by Eric Jordan 3 months ago
I'm shooting an event coming up and the client has indicated that a sound company will be putting a lav mic on the speaker to amplify him (and am unsure if it's a wireless unit). I want to put my own
Re: Multiple lapel lav mics & interference
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
I have to stick up for Eric and say Peter, you don't need to be rude if someone uses methods you don't approve of. You're certainly entitled to your opinion as to why you believe one method might be b
How 2 convert VR to VIDEO format???
by mans_manjunath 10 years ago
Hi... im havin a CANON DC100 DVD handy cam... I hav taken videos in both 'VIDEO' mode nd 'VR' mode!!! How do i convert the footage in VR mode 2 VIDEO mode(.VRO format to .VOB format) after finalizing
Re: How 2 convert VR to VIDEO format???
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Ha! "Enid" is either robot software or a person trying to sell their software, who did not read the original (10-yr-old) post. Wrong kind of "VR". Duh.
6 x 3 meters screen
by Jay Mortel 3 months ago
Hi! Anyone here knows on what resolution should I save my video to accommodate this huge screen requirement ( 6 x 3 meters). Thanks!
Re: 6 x 3 meters screen
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
I'm still interested in what kind of hardware is being used to feed the screen. Will the video clip be played from a computer, a media player, Blu-ray player, what The suggested resolutions are not an
Sony LMD2110 - Blue Only is in B&W?
by James Ferris 2 months ago
Hi all, Recently purchased a Sony LMD2110 monitor. Was going through the motions of calibrating it, tested the Blue Only function, no problem; went through the color settings, went back to Blue Only,
Re: Sony LMD2110 - Blue Only is in B&W?
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
How is video source connected to display I've seen this issue when a device with Component (R-G-B) inputs is accidentally set in menu to Composite mode (shared inputs), then only the Green input (Luma
how good is a 10bit monitor if you feed it 4:2:2 ?
by Baptiste Cavallo 2 months ago
Hey guys, I was looking into buying a 10bits monitor (approx 2000 ) but realised my GTX 1060 only outputs 8bit to opengl cl applications. Then I came across the BlackMagic DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K at
Re: how good is a 10bit monitor if you feed it 4:2:2 ?
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
But what is the source video If not 10-bit 4:2:2 then not sure what you might gain with the monitor setup. Thanks Jeff
Transcoding to DNxHR HQX wiht AME : resolution "none" vs "uncompressed" ?
by David Cherniak 3 months ago
Hi, I am encoding 4K DCI footage from an Osmo camera (4096x2160 H264 23,976) to DNxHR HQX 10-bit with a custom setting in AME. In the video codec settings box, I have two drop down menus : "video code
Re: Transcoding to DNxHR HQX wiht AME : resolution "none" vs "uncompressed" ?
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Hi David, Could you please post a screen grab Not seeing those options on my end. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Jerky HD Video DVD
by Thomas Hanser 3 months ago
How about THAT for a subject line I just finished burning an HD video DVD using Roxio Toast. The source file was a 5.5 Gb .mkv file, which plays back fine. However, my disk plays back with a somewhat
Re: Jerky HD Video DVD
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Perhaps try formatting USB stick as FAT32 or NTFS once and see if that might work. Maybe ExFat is not supported Thanks Jeff
Why can't I change the transcode settings?
by Leevun Vanhove 3 months ago
Hello, I'm currently working on a project in Adobe Encore CS6. All my assets are progressive and they're MP4 and MOV files. When I create a new timeline, the standard setting is "lower fields first",
Re: Why can't I change the transcode settings?
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Hi Lieven, I would not recommend letting Encore transcode your video. Users say that Premiere Media Encoder does a better job than Encore. My workflow has always been to encode to MPEG-2 DVD right fro
Photos animated look awful after compressing the Master to DVD
by Re Gomez 3 months ago
Hi, I'm a documentary filmmaker and I made a doc, 30 min. length with beautiful footage of nature. This film has two animated photos, very simple, an animation from right to left, simulating a pan. I
Re: Photos animated look awful after compressing the Master to DVD
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Did you bring the HD file into Encore for transcoding If so, I would try a different workflow. From Premiere or Media Encoder, convert to MPEG2-DVD Widescreen Progressive, with a bitrate appropriate t
Why are my MPEG2-DVD files so large?
by Marc Walker 3 months ago
Hi cows, a calf here, I am creating DVDs from a HD format, but the MPEG2-DVD output files are the same size as the HD source files! How can this be I read here that a 1hour and a half MPEG2 should be
Re: Why are my MPEG2-DVD files so large?
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
"an AVI file format is about 700MB for a normal length movie of an hour and a half." The above is from the link you provided. I'm trying to figure out - on what planet would a 90-minute .avi be only 7
Camera suggestions for shooting bands, etc
by Paul Escamilla 3 months ago
Hi, sorry for the noob question. I have been shooting bands (and some theater and dance) performances in the past few years using my two Lumix Gh2 cameras. I love the results I get with, for example,
Re: Camera suggestions for shooting bands, etc
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Depends on what you consider low-light. It's actually my associate's camera, helped him pick it out and have been able to borrow it for several jobs. It won't have the sensitivity of a DSLR with a fas
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What should the upgrade to Sony NEX EA 50UH ?
by Soumendra Jena 3 months ago
Hi, basically we are small media agency, who do creative wedding short movies and events. Our team basically uses Canon 5D Mark IIIs for the wedding videos. But for the traditional long videos, we use
Re: What should the upgrade to Sony NEX EA 50UH ?
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
I like using the Sony PXW-X70 camcorder. The 4K is optional on this model (unlocked with a license key). Camera is about $2000 for HD version, however the 4K license adds a couple hundred. Less expens
file size vs. format and compression
by Tod Geddes 3 months ago
Is there a calculator or formula that will allow me to compare the final file size when I change the resolution and the file format... example.. I have a 1920x1080 mp4 @ 4.22 GB... if I switch it to s
Re: file size vs. format and compression
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Not really. File size is not dictated by Frame Size, or Frame Rate, or even codec used. Rather, the BIT RATE determines the file size. If you know the bit rate of the format you wish to export to, and
Video cropped when I burn DVD from Encore CS6
by Matteo Badin 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I have a little problem when building a DVD from Encore CS6. I have exported an HDV Premiere Pro sequence in MPEG2-DVD format, then imported the .m2v (video) file and the .wav (audio) fil
Re: Video cropped when I burn DVD from Encore CS6
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Be sure that you use widescreen option when export to MPEG-2 DVD. If you export a 16:9 .m2v and import that into Encore, it should automatically create a widescreen DVD. I've used HDV for many years a
FBI warning screen how to in Sony DVD Architect 5 or 6
by Dionicio Pascual 3 months ago
Hi All, How do I create an "FBI Warning" screen in Sony DVD Architect 5 or 6 I need to insert a disclaimer statement screen prior to the video being played. The 'disclaimer' screen cannot be bypassed
Re: FBI warning screen how to in Sony DVD Architect 5 or 6
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
I don't use Sony for DVD, but any DVD software should work similarly - you need to make a short video clip of the warning, then set that as FIRST PLAY in the authoring process. So when disc is inserte
online r & d
by Jim Williams 4 months ago
Some months into the future I am looking at producing a short video for a church, for their website. Presuming a 16 x 9 ratio I will be shooting with cameras that shoot up to 1920 x 1080, and I will b
Re: online r & d
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Converting 1080p to 720p is no problem at all with most editing software, such as Adobe Premiere CC. Edit as 1080i or 1080p, then Export using a 720p profile. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Dvd audio quality
by teddy gregg 4 months ago
Hi everyone. I hope you are keeping well. I have been converting a few mkv & mp4 video files to DVD recently. I have noticed when playing the burned DVD s on my DVD player that the sound is slightly m
Re: Dvd audio quality
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Hi Teddy, Most of the contributors on these forums are video professionals and therefore are not using familiar with the programs workflows you mentioned. As .mkv files are very highly compressed, mos
High Quality DVD Slideshows
by Thomas Hanser 4 months ago
So...if DVD only supports 720x480, how can I render and burn a DVD slideshow if my timeline is 1920x1080 Most TV's are much higher resolution than 720x480, obviously. And my first test burn looked ter
Re: High Quality DVD Slideshows
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
DVD is a specification, and that spec is for standard-definition video only (720x480). If you want HD video on a disc, then you would make a Blu-ray disc instead. Perhaps a better option - export an H
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Multiscreen Video
by Andreas Woelfl 4 months ago
hello everybody, i am sure that this issue has been discussed already and I have even found a conversation related to my problem, but as the post is from 5 years ago I was hoping that there has been i
Re: Multiscreen Video
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Where did you get the odd dimension of 6840 A triple-width 1920x1080 signal would be 5760x1080. This resolution is supported by the Matrox TripleHead2Go product, which will accept the 5760x1080 output
Popping Noise when overlapping Clips on Timeline
by Marc Esselmann 5 months ago
Hi there, I have an annoying problem that frequently occurs on both, my laptop and PC - both of them are equipped with adequate 8 GB RAM, i7 CPU and NVidia 630M & GeForce GXT 770 GPUs, Windows 7 Home
Re: Popping Noise when overlapping Clips on Timeline
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
Not a Vegas user, but in general it's a good idea to apply an Audio Crossfade to audio clips that butt up to one another, or you WILL get a pop usually. This is my experience in Premiere CC. Thanks Je
H264 support in Vegas 14
by Jon Muro 5 months ago
Occasionally I receive files from clients that are .mov that are problematic in Vegas 13. I can see the audio waveform but no video meaning the codec isn't supported by Vegas. When I drop them into pr
Re: H264 support in Vegas 14
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
Hi Jon, If transcoding .mp4 clips for the purpose of editing them, I would not transcode to .mp4 (H.264) as that is a lossy format. I'd be using a high-quality intermediate such as Cineform or DNxHD w
HDMI or Thunderbolt to MiniDV Tape Deck
by Raf Zimon 6 months ago
Hi, I have a Alienware 17 R3 laptop and I just started working on a project that requires me to export my video to the DVCAM Tape Deck (DSR-45A). My laptop only has USB 3, USB-C 3.1 (Thunderbolt capab
Re: HDMI or Thunderbolt to MiniDV Tape Deck
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
You need a computer with a 1394 (Firewire) port. 1394 ports stopped being included on PCs several years ago, but if you have access to a desktop PC with an open PCI-e slot, you can still get a 1394 ad
Worth buying a lightly used iMAC late 2009?
by Miguel Zamora 5 months ago
I have the opportunity to buy a lightly used imac (late 2009) for $350. If I were to install a custom SSD and RAM (via crucial) would it be worth the buy I mainly plan on using Premiere and After Effe
Re: Worth buying a lightly used iMAC late 2009?
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
In a word...NO Thanks Jeff Pulera
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