I shot some material from an event and I am having an issue with encoding to a DVD. It was shot at 1080i and I first made a WMV movie that looks absolutely perfect. I was asked to run it to DVD and a problem occured. Everytime their is camera movement the picture stutters. It almost looks like some type of interlace flicker. When the shot is locked in it looks fine. As soon as the camera pans the flicker starts; it's almost looks like a blur affect.
The original plays fine on the timeline. The WMV file looks fine at 720p. I used the encoder right in Premiere to export for DVD. This is not anything important but I still want it right. This is the first time I encoded something from HD that has movement in it. It is best to lay it on a 720 x 480 timeline and then render out?
Any suggestions. I not sure what happening to get the flicker.
Panasonic AGHMC 40. Good camera. Used as a second for doing training videos. Took it out to tape an event for someone and deliver a WMV. Got asked to DVD for someone and got the problem. It's liveable but I always like to find a solution to a problem. I am going to do another one next week. The camera is functioning properly.
Not to familiar with Premiere, just started using.
I'm just not seeing anything wrong with what you're doing here. Your work flow should produce excellent results, and does for my own similar footage.
Any chance you can upload an exported file we can see?
Everytime there is camera movement the picture stutters. It almost looks like some type of interlace flicker. When the shot is locked in it looks fine. As soon as the camera pans the flicker starts; it's almost looks like a blur affect.
Fast camera movements actually do flicker. It's the nature of the beast -- motion pictures are actually just a rapic succession of still picture frames. If the difference between the individual frames is too great, we see it as flicker. It's acutally pretty amazing (to me anyway) how slowly I have to move the camera to get smooth motion in the final product.
What is interesting is that I have done plenty of stuff with standard DV. Back 10 years ago that all we shot along with Betacam. I never saw this problem running any DVD. I am going to run some test.
It's acutally pretty amazing (to me anyway) how slowly I have to move the camera to get smooth motion in the final product.
At 24p that's to be expected. But shooting at 30i, it's a very different story.
It's my understanding that DVD video is lower field first.
I once thougth that. My understanding now is that the files on the DVD can be either. As Ann says, the important part is the source and transcoded file matching.
Ann, are you saying that when you use the output encoder you should manually set that to upper field? I set it to auto. This problem looks like a field issue to me but I can't figure it out. I am going to render out a small piece.
That was taken from a long one, 85 minutes. This is not a bit rate issue. I encode stuff on a regular basis and this is some type of interlace issue. I am going to render out a small piece and post it tomorrow. This is the first time I tried to make a DVD from 1080 footage. We don't run DVD's any more just got caught with this and it's a freebe. Will post tomorrow.