A number of the sequences I've edited have a minute but noticible up-and-down movement. For example, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hely09sD6gY You'll notice that only the video image moves up and down, not any of the still images or the StudioCrasher watermark. I initially thought it was the source video I'd imported, but on a more recent project I've noticed that it also does it with footage from a secondary video camera.
I also note that this doesn't happen on the original source video in Premiere, just in the edit playback and in the exported video. So, it has to be something in Premiere.
I've tried everything, including searching endless discussion boards, but I can't come up with a solution or a work-around.
It happens with ALL export setting that I've tried. In fact, it happens in the playback window when I'm editing, even before I've exported. And, curiously, the same raw footage looks fine in the source window.
Thanks John -- okay, here's my answers:
Premiere Pro CS5.5 with the 5.5.2 update
Mac OSX v10.7.5
Canon Legria HFG10
Type: MPEG Movie
File Size: 1.9 GB
Image Size: 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate: 25.00
Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
Average Data Rate: 2.9 MB / second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0
It occurs regardless of what else is running or not.
Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
Not that I'm aware of.
Preview window and final output. Not in source window.
Screenshots and sample movies are often very useful in showing exactly what you're seeing, and can thus make getting an answer faster and easier.
Thanks Jim -- does this help?
For editing AVCHD Formats recorded in 1920x1080 square pixels (non-anamorphic).
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 25 frames per second.
Editing mode: AVCHD 1080p square pixel
Frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.0000)
Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)
Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
Sample rate: 48000 samples/second
Total video tracks: 3
Master track type: Stereo
Mono tracks: 0
Stereo tracks: 3
5.1 tracks: 3
Submix mono tracks: 0
Submix stereo tracks: 0
Submix 5.1 tracks: 0
I also thought that might be the issue -- however, the first one below is recorded on progressive, and the second is recorded on interlaced:
The up and down movement is evident in both. Also, in the first video (Interview with William Anastasi) the same up and down movement even occurs with the second camera (aimed at me asking the questions), which is an entirely different make and model.
I've tried rendering in different fps settings -- matching, not matching. It doesn't make any difference. I've spent most of today trying diferent types of formats on a short clip -- the only difference is it makes is to the *amount* of up-down movement. I'm seriously considering ditching Premiere and buying Final Cut Pro. I feel like I've wasted literally hundreds of hours on unpresentable edited video.
That only your video is moving and not the overlays concludes that there a differce in the source material and the sequence settings you're editing in.
Tripple check your source material and your sequence settings. What I see in your clip is a framerate problem.
That you wanna invest in FCP is a choice only you can make. Apple is going down at the moment, harder then they did in the 90s, only now Steve isn't coming back...
Okay... I might be getting somewhere here. The Timebase setting in Sequence Settings is 23.976 fps, while the source material is 25 fps. It's greyed out, as is Editing Mode (AVCHD 1080p square pixel). The source material is AVCHD 1080p square pixel, so that's not a problem. But how do I change the fps in theTimebase setting?
I read that the Sequence Settings become locked once you start editing, so I created a new sequence, but the settings to 25 fps and just cut and pasted my timeline onto the new sequence. And hey presto.
At last. Thanks so much for your help, everyone -- particularly BeeldBakker. I hope Apple isn't going down, btw... I'm sitting here surrounded by that logo.