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Jan 1, 2012 4:38 PM


I am getting video flicker in high contrast areas of my videos. I recently posted up a discussion to get the correct sequence settings and that has worked miracles...

Here are the links to my previous discussions...

Now, my footage is looking great but when I play it back on a TV in DVD format, areas with detail, such as... Details on an Indian wedding dress, trees, backgrounds with distinct dark and light shades all flicker. By he way, I've slowed the footage down to 30%.

I've already read some posts...

I tried reading others and looking for them but didn't find the problem or resolution specifically.

I have already tried right clicking the footage, going to field options, then clicking flicker removal, but when I play it back the picture is good until the camera pans, and that's when you can see he picture jumping or jittering.

Ot sure if you need these details but here they just incase.

I use windows 7 64
Premiere CS5.5

I read about the temporal smoothing, but also read that it doesn't work in manual mode of the shadow/highlight effect.


Below are some images of my sequence and project settings + clip info


sequence setting.jpg


clip info.jpg

effects used.jpg

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    Jan 1, 2012 6:27 PM   in reply to Saad Khan

    Given the rescaling and the reduced frame rate from the original footage, this is not unexpected.

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    Jan 2, 2012 8:50 AM   in reply to Saad Khan

    You are not changing framerate just the scaling: hdv to sd.

    However reducing the speed of a clip could be the cause. Try even numbers like 50% or 25%.

    Have you tried a different tv?

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    Jan 2, 2012 1:44 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    reducing the speed of a clip


    Sorry.  That's what I should have said instead of changing frame rate.

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    Jan 27, 2012 12:33 AM   in reply to Saad Khan

    Someone has suggested to export to h.264 first and then to Mpeg DVD.


    Bad idea. By encoding to H.264 you lose quality. Then encoding to MPEG2-DVD you lose quality again, so you have lost much more quality than by encoding only once. In addition, you lose time.

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    Jan 27, 2012 3:31 AM   in reply to Saad Khan

    Agree, bad idea.


    Try Premiere's CC on the slomo's instead of BCC.

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