Wondering if anyone can help,
I am making a 30 sec Tv commercial which is flash animation, majorly it is a Character animation.The flash size is 720 x 576, 25 fps(considering it will be
broadcasted with PAL system).
The procedure. I follow is...
1 Exporting as .avi from flash and importing in Premiere 3.0 with setting as DV-PAL Standard 48kHZ
2. Recording Voice over in Sound Booth 3.0 with setting as Sample rate - 44100 and channel as Mono and importing the .wav file in Premiere
I tried one as a sample but after exporting as .avi from Premiere the animation seems to be shaky. I tried importing as individual .bmp files and also .jpg files in premiere but still the animation flickers. Anyone please.
hmm... if it runs well in flash it may be a problem with premiere. Make sure your using the best export settings possible. Also sometimes if you set a cd to burn to fast it can mess stuff up. So be careful.
The .swf is fine, no problem there, Only when I export to .avi it becomes slow. Also I have noticed the more I export the same file as .avi, it further detoriates the speed and quality of the movie.
this time I tried to export the .avi with 8 bit color instead of 32, the size is less and the quality of picture decreased a lot but atleast the frames do not drop, I reckon , its my CPu that cannot handle big file. though its 2 gb. I believe I may have to upgrade the RAM
The problem could be many things. It could be your preview settings in Premiere. It could be that your computer can't handle displaying uncompressed AVI files (mine can't either, in spite of having a top-notch graphics card and lots of video RAM).
I often create TV animation in Flash, and never use exported AVI from Flash. For best image quality and zero dropped frames, export as a PNG image sequence. Then convert the PNGs to TARGA (use a batch convert command in Photoshop). Import the TARGA images into Premiere. Do what you're already doing with the audio track (though why not use stereo?).
If you follow the above, and export uncompressed AVI or MOV to supply to a broadcaster or output studio who will dub it all to tape, then you should be in good shape. You can also output a compressed AVI, MOV or other format for your own preview purposes.
24 bit is recommended. I tend to use uncompressed for really large projects since it goes faster. But compressed seems to work no problem in Premiere.
Here is a useful resource:
I tried importing targa files in premiere but while importing the option for 'Numbered still' is deactivated, unlike .bmp or .jpg. If I import all the targa files, they show as seperate images in the Project Library and when dragged, each image takes lot of space in timeline
I don't know. That's never happened to me when importing TGA series. Numbered stills is always the way to go. But I don't use Premiere CS3. I'm still using Premiere 6.5, and never felt any need to upgrade, and I never faced this problem from Premiere 3 through 6.5. You might ask about this in the Premiere forum, because TGAs are the preferred bitmap format in broadcast production.
My Premiere settings seem to be not right, though I got the best results with exporting with file format as Microsofr Avi, Compressor Cinepak Codec by radius, Millions of colors, and other options pretty much standard. Is there any right setting for broadcast quality??
Check the link I sent you above for answers to a lot of broadcast questions. Best strategy is to contact the broadcaster to ask what their preferred format is. Most insist on uncompressed video, but some won't, though you need to use the codecs they prefer.
Hi Walter, i got acceptable result, though I am not sure what are the broadcaster's expectations, they have asked for foll. formats
H.264 (our preferred format)
Motion JPEG (A or B)
Mpeg 2 at 25mpbs
I still have to add sound, hopefully it should go fine, thanks for your help.