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AVI convertor to get proper codex for use on Premeire Elements 10

Apr 14, 2012 4:54 PM

This is my first time using Premiere Elements 10. After many hours of wondering why my video production was causing my video clips to jerk / flutter,etc. I was told that my video camera was not compatable to Adobes Elements 10 software.

I was then told that I could get a program off the internet that would allow me to convert my video to a certain Codex that Adobe could read.

I am in great need of this as I am trying to do a production before the end of the month.

My video camera is a Canon ZR50 MC Digital Video camcorder. It uses the mini DV tapes and is AVI format.

Any help on this would be appreciated.

 

Paul

 
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    Apr 14, 2012 4:59 PM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    Paul,

     

    Your camera should actually produce the ultimate files to edit in PrE. There should be no CODEC issues, because PrE can Capture your miniDV tape over FireWire 400 (IEEE-1394a, or iLink), and produce DV-AVI files w/ Audio @ 48KHz 16-bit. That is as good as it gets.

     

    Your camera does not record to a file, per se, but just records data, digitally, to the tape. I have the Canon ZR60 MC, and the tapes Capture perfectly into PrE.

     

    Good luck, and please let us know if you have any problem doing the Capture over FW.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:36 PM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    >I did copy all my video from my video camera to elements

     

    How? Describe your hadware and your EXACT steps to get video from camera to computer

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:23 PM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    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

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    Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing

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    For PC http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ or http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

    For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/

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    http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/2011/02/red-yellow-and-gree n-render-bars.html

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    If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs

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    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

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    More information needed for someone to help... click these links and provided the requested information

    -http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840

    -http://forums.adobe.com/thread/416679

     
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    Apr 15, 2012 8:16 AM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    Paul,

     

    John T's links should be very useful to get a background on Video files. Most are written "from the ground up," but if there is anything, that you do not understand, or does not make sense to you, please do not hesitate to ask questions. Video seems rather simple for simple playback, but editing it, has a lot of details that must be addressed. There are so very many aspects, and all can effect how easily the process is completed - it can really interfere with the "fun quotent," but is necessary.

     

    Please let us know a bit more info (those links contain suggestions for some utilities, that will get you ALL of the necessary info) about the Video files.

     

    Good luck, and happy editing,

     

    Hunt

     

    PS - Since you mention issues with Transitions, now might be a good time to look over this ARTICLE on Handles.

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:10 AM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    If you are doing the Capture from a miniDV tape camera, via FireWire (IEEE-1394a, or iLink), in PrE, then you do not need any other program. You will also not need to convert anythiing, as PrE will Capture the tape into a DV-AVI file.

     

    When you drag those Clips onto the Timeline in a DV Project (NTSC, or PAL, depending on where you live, and which TV mode your camera shot in), there should be no red line above the Clip.

     

    Now, if you add/adjust an Effect, or add any form of overlay, such as a PiP, Title, Transition, etc., red lines will appear above that Clip, or, that portion of the Clip, that is affected. That is normal.

     

    See this ARTICLE on Rendering.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 8:42 AM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    >and the codec pack

     

    !!! DANGER, DANGER !!!

     

    Some codec packs will make your computer so messed up that you will have to format your hard drive and install everything fresh

     

    Do not install codec packs before asking here about the specific download

     
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    Apr 16, 2012 3:59 PM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    To capture from your mini DV directly to PRE ensure that, when you start a project, you select the appropriate DV Setting (NTSC/PAL Standard/Widescreen). You must do this before adding any media as you cannot change a project setting after creating the project.

     

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    Cheers,
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    Neale
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    Apr 16, 2012 4:41 PM   in reply to whiteknight202020

    >What do you mean about, asking here about the download ?

     

    If you download a codec pack... ask here before you install

     

    For instance... some people have had to format their boot drive and install everything fresh (Windows and all software) after installing the K-lite codec pack

     
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