I uploaded a whole bunch of video with my Canon Vixia HFM31 camera. I had set my camera for the second best setting recording mode FXp 17mbps, Frame rate 60i...I assumed this setting was 720 60i lite, but after I would upload I would place a picture on the work space and then I would get a warning that it wasn't the right setting. I think it reads HD1080. Anyway, my pans and tilts sometimes jumps or studders a bit, making the shot not smooth. When I watch in the preview it is smooth. I thought maybe by redering the clip it would show better, but it doesn't seem to render. So, I'm wondering if the work area format is correct. Can someone please let me know what the best uploading setting is for a Canon Vixia HFM31. I have over 2 hours of footage and 3 days of work, there must be a simple solution to make my camera movements look as smooth as they do on the camera.
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
You're shooting in 1920x1080 60i mode. Did you record in stereo or 5.1 audio?
When you started your Premiere Elements project, did you select the settings for Full AVCHD 1920x1080 with the correct audio?
If you've selected the correct settings there will not be a red line above the clips when you add them to the timeline. Is this the case in your project?
If you've selected the correct settings and you're still experiencing poor performance, your computer may be underpowered for editing AVCHD, which usually requires a quad core processor. How fast is your processor and how much RAM do you have?
I will try setting the project in full avchd...i set it in 720 lite because that is what I thought I was shooting in. If I open a new project in the full 1920 x 1080 can I just import my pictures from the organizer now, or do I have to download them from the camera again? I just bought my imac at the beginning of October, it has a quad core processor.
The pictures look better, only very slight blips now that most people won't really notice...I just figured I wasn't recording in HD.
Can I ask another question? Is there a way I can do other effects with PIP's rather than just fade in and out. On my old editing program (Cyberlink & imovie) I was able to zoom in and out and had options for other motion effects. ...or do I have to build them on my own.
Sorry to bother again. Here's the thing. Sometimes when I playback my pictures the pan is smooth, but then the next time I play back it will jump a bit. Is there something in my computer itself I should make sure is working? As I had mentioned, I do have an imac which has a 4 core processor. I am in the right setting, Full HD. If I upload the video during the preparation of movie, will that take out the jumps?
Yep, I render the timeline.
but the weird thing is that it is only rendering the transitions it is not rendering the video. I only get red and green bars where the transitions are or where my colour matte is.
If there are no red bars over the majority of the Video, then it means that your Project Preset matches your Source Footage 100%, and that Rendering is not needed for smoothest playback.
Now, with a Transition (or an overlay, PiP, etc.) you will be changing the pixels in that area, and to get best playback, you will want to Render.
Now, for general editing, I seldom Render, until I am working with say Keyframed animation of some Effect, and then might Render that area (with the WAB) many times, as I need to see the best playback of that area, as I adjust things.