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Popping at cut-points with .mp4 files in Premiere CC...

Oct 21, 2013 10:24 PM

MacBook Pro  |  2.8ghz  |  i7  |  16GB 1600MHZ DDR3  |  NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB  |  OS X 10.8.5 (12F37)  |  running Premiere CC 7.0.1 (105)



Now that  that's out of the way...
.mp4 files from my GoPro Black (resolution format does not matter) pop at about 95% of the cuts I make.
I usually scrub through a clip and in/out it, then (.) to insert it into the timeline, but any combination of methods of cutting a clip produce the pop.

If I in/out a clip and insert it, I get a pop at the cut, if I the change both the in and out point, I get a pop at the new out point.

It's not a glitch in the audio file as has been previously suggested.

It happens on every one of my .mp4 files at any of an infinite amount of cut points.
In essence, I cannot edit .mp4 files without introduing pops at 95-100% of my cuts.


.mov files from my Canon 5DMKII and MKIII work fine.


This leads me to believe it's a codec/compression issue.


Is anybody else experiencing this, and more importantly, is their a fix for it?



Cheers and thanks...

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    Oct 21, 2013 11:54 PM   in reply to BrandonRiza

    mp4 is a delivery format ..not particularly suited for editing.


    It is highly compressed and audio will be a shortcoming due to the way it is stored within the container.


    Correct me if I am wrong anyone.

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    Oct 22, 2013 11:11 AM   in reply to BrandonRiza

    "Popping," or "clicks" can be introduced, when editing Audio, by Cutting at a non-Zero Crossing. See this article for more info:


    Now, that is just one possibility, but I would check that out, to either cure the issue, or get that out of the way early.


    Good luck,



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    Oct 22, 2013 3:19 PM   in reply to BrandonRiza

    You can also add short audio transitions to smooth things out.

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