The GoPro 3 Silver edition. It's as simple as can be to shoot with and damn near impossible to edit with. I'm using Premiere Pro CS4. I've tried just about every possible method as far as workflow is concerned including StreamClip>Save as MP4 to fix the codec issues. That did not work. Whenever playing back in PPr I got a few frames but mostly green screen in both preview and timeline area. Next I tried using StreamClip>Export To> .Mov/ .Avi..Again no luck. After that I did some more reading and found out about CineForm. A must have! Right? Wrong. Cineform allowed me to convert from original .Mp4 to .Avi (though it reduced the quality a bit) and played back perfect in CineForm. When Loading these clips into Ppr some work for brief periods but essentially they all play back choppy. This is the most success I've had but editing is impossible when the frame freezes every two seconds. Ppr is using 'draft' quality playback. Additionally I've tried different presets, having found the most luck with XDCam HD. Camera footage is about 50 clips totalling out to 1-2GB of 1080p 24fps.
Windows 7 32-bit
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66Ghz
4GB Ram (3.50 Usable)
GeForce 8400 Nvidia Graphics Card (512mb DDR2 I believe)
266GB of 465GB HDD available
Thank you in advance.
>using Premiere Pro CS4
Why are you asking in the Premiere Elements forum?
Converting the mp4 to Cineform avi's should not result in qualityloss.
I think your machine is a little underpowered.
Did you install the latest update for CS4?
Which framerate are the clips you are using.
I just realized the quality loss is probably due to the 'draft' quality setting used when previewing. Which specific areas of my machine are under powered? At first I thought processor speed but I'm thinking RAM. CS4 is up to date. I shoot 1080p 25fps and am using either Sony XDCam HD (1080p 25fps anamorphic) or AVCHD (1080p 25fps square pixel)
Correct. I marked that as correct. Anyway I'm guessing the error lies with my machine, probably the processor speed. As of now 720p at 60fps seems to be working fine even with the raw .MP4 file. It needed to be rendered right away but I'm hoping after running it through streamclip>save>.mp4 that issue will also be solved. If anyone has suggestions regarding upgrades to my PC specs they would be much appreciated.