Hi I am using a Trial version of Premier Pro CS6. I tried some projects and results were excellent. Now I trued a small project and ended up with a rendered sequence with properties 25.00i UFF. This UFF is new, and as I used to use Vegas, I am still rendering to DVD on DVD Architect 5, which program crashes whenI import a UFF file. With others no problem. How can I eliminate this UFF thing?
UFF is Upper Field First. SD recordings are generally Lower. Upper or Lower are characteristics of interlaced video, that's what the i means. DVDs can be either upper or lower fields first. If you want a LFF file, then you will have to put your HD sequence into a SD sequence and export from that.
The results will not be pretty if the field order is changed. If the original footage is 25i UFF, then it should stay that way all the way to disk. The best solution is to solve the crash in DVD Architect, or use a different authoring program, rather than alter the properties of the original media.
Encore comes free with Premiere Pro and should take the footage without issue.
Thanks so much Andrew and Simon. Well first of all I used to use Vegas and am trying to see the possibility of switching to Premier Pro. I am using a trial version so cannot use Encore because it needs some sort of validation. Next, the original footage is from a Panasonic HS900 and the clips are M2Ts. The thing is that I am experimenting a bit with fianl encoding, and managed to render 3 films well enough. Suddenly when I am getting confident, so to say, I get this problem. I render to H264 1080i 25 frames, as I always did. I have to use DVD Architect because I eused it before with no problem. I understood that UFF means upper field first, and obviously there is no link to the crashes. Anyway I will keep fiddling with some settings but honestly I do not know what changes I did. One thing I noticed is that sometimes when I render to above settings I get 3 files, one video, one audio and another file. Is there a setting to get one single file? Thanks Thanks so much
You don't say what the 3 files are. Usually there are two files for DVD encoding, m2v and ac3 (or wav). In these forums you will see this mentioned a lot. A single mpg file for DVD authoring is not recommended as the first thing the DVD program has to do is strip the mpg file apart into video and audio files, so it can recombine them in vob format. So better to start with the separate files, as things can get out of sync if you start with a single file. Its happened to me when I first started DVD burning many years ago.
When you export your sequence from Premiere via File > Export, you can select LFF in the video tab. Note Jim's comment though. Having said that, the process that I use for DVD export is, I drag the HD sequence (which is UFF) into a DV sequence (which is LFF), do the necessary re-scaling (1440 x 1080 to 720 x 576) and export from there. The end DVD is fine. No interlace or inter-field problems and yes I have checked it on a CRT monitor fed with a CVBS signal.
Hi , after I almost lost hope, I restarted editing the film from the very
beginning. When I exported just 5 minutes work to H264 I changed the
number of framed to 25, and everything was back to normal again. It could
have been either that or else there was something funny in the edited part
I did, though I really cannot tell what. I am not new to non linear work
as I used Vegas for the past years, but it seems I am getting hooked on
Premier. Thanks so much for your help.
Whilst thanking you so much again can you please lead me a bit more. I
author for Blu Ray and also same project to DVD. So I work the captured HD
HD 1920 - 1080 clips in H264, then render to HD for Blu Ray ( am using H264
preset of PP). Then I use the rendered film to author both Blu Ray and
DVD. Naturally it will have to be reencoded but I got good results. Where
am I going wrong? please?
But it there anything wrong in my way of working please?
Not 'wrong', per se, but less than ideal for sure. Your DVDs are being transcoded twice, once to the H.264 for BD use and again to MPEG2 for DVD use. Ideally you'd create the DVD straight from the source media, rather than a lossy export.
Export once as H.264 Blu-ray for BD authoring
Export again as MPEG2-DVD for DVD authoring.
This will provide better results for the DVD. However, whether or not that improvement will be noticeable is another matter.