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Quickly fixing black bars at side of DvD
by Dominic Newman 17 hours 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 17 hours 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 week 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 3 days 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
How to mix video with different formats?
by Dan Smith 2 years ago
Hey, new to COW, and new to Adobe Premiere. I am not new to editing, but new to perhaps advanced techniques. I notice that with Premiere, only sometimes when I add video to the sequence for the first
Re: How to mix video with different formats?
by Jeff Pulera 5 days ago
Hi Jeremy, When putting higher-resolution footage into a sequence with lower resolution, it should look great! For instance 4K into 1080p sequence, or 1080p into 720p sequence - I do it all the time,
Cineform VS ACHD
by Bryce Douglass 6 days ago
Hello, I just got a windows 10 PC. It has a Xeon Processor, 16GB of Ram, Quardom4000 Graphics Card with 8GB of Video Memory. Is there any point to transcoding AVCHD footage with this type of PC This t
Re: Cineform VS ACHD
by Jeff Pulera 6 days ago
Hi Bryce, Just edit the native AVCHD, should not need to transcode. And I don't think they even sell the "professional" version of Cineform any longer - that was before GoPro bought them a few years b
60i Field Glitching & Stuttering
by David Bitterman 6 days ago
So I've inherited some old footage I'm being forced to try and work with to salvage a presentation for a client. I'm told it was originally from a Sony cam, no one thinks it's been transcoded but it's
Re: 60i Field Glitching & Stuttering
by Jeff Pulera 6 days ago
I don't believe this to be a "camera original" video clip for a few reasons. First, it is reported as 59.94 frames, which would be 60p, yet it also says it is interlaced. Impossible. 1080i is 29.97 fr
Go Pro settings - preview lag
by Anit Helips 1 week ago
Hi guys I need your help, I'm editing a video using GoPro 5 files and I can't continue with process because the preview is not rendering, it's lagging all the time. Can someone help me out with correc
Re: Go Pro settings - preview lag
by Jeff Pulera 7 days ago
Native GoPro files can tax many edit systems. Download Quik Desktop with GoPro Studio from GoPro website. This will allow you to trim clips, and then convert to .avi or .mov files which will edit far
Stereo Audio is Outputing as Dual Mono
by John Freeman 1 week ago
I am new to Premiere Pro. Running CC2017 on PC. I have an interview that was recorded in stereo with dual lavaliere mics. On my project panel I can see the two channel's waveforms as distinct unique w
Re: Stereo Audio is Outputing as Dual Mono
by Jeff Pulera 7 days ago
I use the Sony X70, a little brother to your camera, and it also records as .mxf format. When importing clips into Premiere, it wants to give me 4 Mono channels. What I do in the Project Bin (before c
Check size of render files
by Steve Adams 2 weeks ago
I was rendering a long sequence and ran out of disk space. When I looked, the preview files had grown to 320GB! Is there a way from PP2017 to check how big the files are getting Thanks
Re: Check size of render files
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
I'm not aware of anyplace to check render file sizes (other than going to hard drive and checking folder where files reside). What is the Preview File Format, found under Sequence < Sequence Settin
MPEG2 bitrate??
by Ali Krauth 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
autosave in premier
by isa alshabany 2 weeks ago
Hello .. greetings to all .. how can i make premiere cs6 autosave over right the fixed number of times set .. i have set it at 20 times every 7 minutes .. but once it reached 20 times , it doesn't ove
Re: autosave in premier
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
Hi Isa, The 7 minutes 20 copies setting will do this: It will Auto-Save a copy every 7 minutes, with 20 unique copies being saved. This should cover 140 minutes of work, after which the oldest auto-sa
Encoding MTS to anything else - audio becomes noise
by Paolo Mongillo 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Size of clip in pixels after scaling or cropping
by Greg Prickril 3 weeks ago
Is there a simple way within Premiere to determine the dimensions of a clip in pixels after I've cropped or scaled it Also, it seems I can only scale as a percentage. Is there an alternate way to spec
Re: Size of clip in pixels after scaling or cropping
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
That was my thought also - can't you Copy first clip, then Paste Attributes to others for consistency Thanks Jeff
How to make a portion of a video look bigger
by Antoine DuPont 3 weeks ago
Hi ! Can please someone tell how to make a portion of the video look bigger in premiere pro (like this : https: youtu.be -JaKiAsHJEg t=32s , in 0:33 sec). Thanks
Re: How to make a portion of a video look bigger
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
I have to agree with Dave on this one - take the time and initiative to watch free online tutorials on how to USE Premiere and teach yourself the basics. Too many folks on these forums get Premiere an
i7 2600 on premiere pro
by Parthibaraj rajasekar 3 weeks ago
How good is the performance of i7 2600 in premiere pro I am going to use it as a starter. Will upgrade within a year or 6 months... Just wanted to know will it fair for a beginner Motherboard supports
Re: i7 2600 on premiere pro
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
Until a few months ago, I was still using the i7-2600 processor with Premiere CC. I could edit HD easily, like AVCHD or ProRes. I could also cut Sony 4K XAVC-S footage, surprisingly! Of course adding
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Bug and work-around
by Jan Janowski 4 months ago
Got burned on two versions of the same bug today CS6.... I had entered a .jpeg still instead of video clip into video of menu... That resulted in automatic playing of a selection on the menu when I ra
Re: Bug and work-around
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Encode video clips for Encore using MPEG-2 DVD format, which is an .m2v file. Putting anything else into Encore is looking for problems - it will transcode anything else anyway, so why not give it wha
Popping Noise when overlapping Clips on Timeline
by Marc Esselmann 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
In a word...NO Thanks Jeff Pulera
How can I render my videos faster???
by Stephan Egli 4 months ago
Hi, It is currently taking me an average of 2 hours for every minute of footage I export from AE 13.7.1.6. And my videos tend be around 12ish min long. However my first video I shot is around 18min. I
Re: How can I render my videos faster???
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Hi Stephan, Those render times are ridiculous. What format is the video For instance, "AVCHD 1080p60" or whatever If your main effect is chroma keying, you should be able to get good results in Premie
New With Adobe After Effects Whats Wrong with this Video?
by Davc Davids 4 months ago
why is quality so bad foggy https: www.youtube.com watch v=TwZS68B-xTI&feature=youtu.be plugin twixtor recordet with samsung camera ek-gc100 1280 x 720 (60FPS) composite settings HDV HDTV 720 29,97 tw
Re: New With Adobe After Effects Whats Wrong with this Video?
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Have never used Twixtor, but an obvious difference is that most slow-motion splash videos have the camera looking at glass straight from the side, while you are shooting at a steep downward angle. And
Lossless? What about the audio?!
by Jerry Smith 4 months ago
So, when I export, despite the Output Module saying "Lossless", if the audio was 24 bit, then there is a loss in audio quallity isn't there I'm not complaining, but I just want to make sure I know wha
Re: Lossless? What about the audio?!
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Hi Jerry, We need more information. What is the source Most cameras record 16-bit audio, where are you getting 24-bit from What's your typical workflow Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
(Converted) QuickTimes
by Jerry Smith 4 months ago
I'm just getting into serious exporting this week. When I export, I get a nice couple gig QuickTime. Then when I watch it, it gets converted and after I have the option to save it. Can somebody tell m
Re: (Converted) QuickTimes
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Hi Jerry, Mac or PC, and what is the intended use of the encoded file - meaning to put online, make a Blu-ray or DVD, put on flash drive, archive, edit For delivery, one would typically use H.264 beca
dvd's not readable from media encoder
by Mathurin Jerome 4 months ago
I encode my sequences from Premiere Pro using the Mpeg Dvd format. The DVD's Tjat I make from that play on only one of my DVD players. They don't play on the Mac lap top. This is a serious issue as I
Re: dvd's not readable from media encoder
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Media Encoder creates the assets that are DVD-compliant, but those assets still must be run through an authoring program. Media Encoder creates the content for the DVD, but not the DVD itself. It's a
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