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How to stop the jerking of my video clips? on Premiere Element 10

May 18, 2012 9:49 AM

How do I stop the jerking of my video clips when I add  effetcs ..to do not zoom in or out etc..smoothly.

Thank-you,

Claudette

 
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    May 18, 2012 10:01 AM   in reply to Songbird6563

    Have you rendered your timeline whenever you see a red line above any clips? Press Enter. When the red line turns green, your video should play more smoothly.

     
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    May 18, 2012 10:27 AM   in reply to Songbird6563

    If Rendering the Timeline does not provide you with smooth playback, then please let us know three things:

     

    1. The full specs. of your Source Footage
    2. The details of your Project Preset
    3. The full specs. of your computer, and especially the CPU and the HDD configuration

     

    Good luck, and thank you,

     

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    May 18, 2012 1:57 PM   in reply to Songbird6563

    OK, do you ONLY have Still Images, and no Video?

     

    What did you choose at New Project, for the specs.?

     

    What are the pixel x pixel dimensions of those Still Images?

     

    How close does that come to the Frame Size of your Project?

     

    Good luck,

     

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    May 18, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to Songbird6563

    Claudette,

     

    When you started your Project, from the New Project screen, you were given some choices. If you do not recall what you chose, you can go to Edit>Projects Settings>General, and see what you chose. I do not think that location has moved in PrE 10, but if it has, someone will correct me.

     

    Now, in very general circumstances, one should choose a Project Preset, that matches their Video Source Files 100%, or there can be issues.

     

    However, if one ONLY has Still Images, and there is no Video being used, things differ a bit. In that instance, one would ask themselves a question, "how will I deliver my Video, created from those Still Images?" That answer might be a DVD-Video, a BD (Blu-ray Disc), a streaming Video files on a Web site, or as a file, that one sends to others. With a Stills Only Project, one would most likely choose a Project, that matches their delivery. If there are several delivery schemes used, then I would recommend choosing the one that is the highest resolution, and handling the others with Export/Share.

     

    Now, within all Project Presets, there is a Frame Size, say 720 x 480 for an NTSC DV Project, designed to go to DVD-Video, or perhaps 1920 x 1080 for the production of a BD. Though PrE can Scale large Still Images to fit, it does not do the best job, and there is a major processing "hit," that can bring a computer to its knees. For those reasons, we recommend using a program, such as Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, to do that Scaling, before one Imports the Still Images into the PrE Project. For SD (Standard Definition) DV, the "rule of thumb" is to Scale to 1000 x 750 pixels. For an HD Project, that same thinking would be 2000 x 1500 pixels. That gives one some "wiggle room." I will actually Scale to the exact pixel x pixel dimensions, unless I have a compelling reason to do otherwise - then, I will calculate the larger size, and Scale to exactly that.

     

    How will you deliver your Project?

     

    What are the specs. of the Project (using the method above)?

     

    What are the pixel x pixel dimensions of your images? If they are random, then concentrate on the larger ones, please.

     

    Good luck,

     

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    May 18, 2012 2:25 PM   in reply to Songbird6563

    For the hardware specs., you will want to look in two places, to easily determine what you have.

     

    For the CPU, probably the quickest way is to go to the Start>Run and type in "dxdiag," without the quotation marks. There, you will see the details on your CPU.

     

    For the HDD's (Hard Disk Drives), go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>Disk Drives. If you click on the little + sign in the box, you will see your HDD's. Here, it's probably easiest to just do a screen-cap and attach that to the Reply, if you have more than one physical HDD. If only one, then copy the model number, and someone will do a Google search for that HDD, where they will be able to list the connection type, speed in RPM, etc.

     

    Next, I would go to Windows Explorer/My Computer, and Rt-click on each of your HDD's, then choose Properties. There, find the size of the HDD's, and the available Free-Space. The latter can be very important with video-editing.

     

    I'll try to keep the questions to a minimum, but if there is more that would be helpful to us, will step you through the process. I won't guarantee that you will become a computer technician, when we get this handled, but will say that we will keep the "pain level" way down, and show you some useful places to look for info on your computer.

     

    Good luck, and if any of this is not perfectly clear, let us know. Someone will be around to help.

     

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    May 18, 2012 2:44 PM   in reply to Songbird6563

    Start with Steve's Basic Training Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/537685

     
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    May 19, 2012 9:27 AM   in reply to Songbird6563

    Claudette,

     

    Going back to that Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, if you click on the little + (in a box), besides Display Adapters, you will see what your Display Adapter (video card/chip) is. Please let us know what it says. Then, if you Dbl-click on that, you will get a dialog screen w/ several Tabs. Click on the Driver Tab, and tell us what it says.

     

    As PrE interfaces closely with the video driver, it is important to keep that updated.

     

    If one has an Intel Display Adapter, there might not be that many options on updated video drivers, but with nVidia, or ATI/AMD, there is a new, updated driver about once per month.

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Jun 2, 2012 8:00 AM   in reply to Songbird6563

    I am sure that the graphics have been changed in Win7, but here is the look at Control Panel, where we go to System, then to Device Manager, then to Display Adapter (note the little + has been clicked, and is now a - ), then, with a Dbl-click on my Display Adapter (nVidia GF 8800M GTX), we get the Properties screen, and finaly, with a clck on Driver, the Driver screen - in Windows XP-Pro:

    System_Display-Adapter.png

    Though the graphics will have changed, the general pathway should be the same.

     

    As for the Project Preset, if one ONLY is using Still Images, then they would do things a bit "backward." They would choose their highest resolution delivery, say NTSC DV for DVD-Video. That would be 720 x 480 with non-square pixels, for either Standard, or WideScreen. The Sill Images would be Scaled to 1000 x 750 in Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, and then Imported into the Project. That gives you a few extra pixels, should you want to do some animation, such as Pan & Zoom. If no animations are needed, then one can check Scale to Frame Size, to get the Still Images to fit the Video Frame Size.

     

    When edited, then one can Export/Share to DVD-Video, can Export/Share to YouTube, or any other SD (Standard Definition) delivery scheme.

     

    Note: if one has ANY Video, the process is reversed - one will need to create a Project, that matches that Video 100%. In this case, the delivery scheme is ignored, until the final editing.

     

    Good luck,

     

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