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How do I pick the right sequence preset? Premiere Pro CS4

Mar 17, 2012 6:23 AM

Tags: #presets #codecs #premiere_pro_sequence_settings #premiere_pro_cs4

I'm really struggling with sequence presets. I have tried matching details from media info with presets, but my exports still don't look right. When I have looked at codec.com to download codecs that seem to match my assets, I don't know how to discover what codecs are already installed. Can someone please help me understand this difficult concept please?

 

Here are the Media Info specs from two different assests I have tried to match. They are just examples and don't need to be in the same sequence.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

General

Complete name                            : C:\Users\Jonathan\Desktop\Wendy the Hula Hooper-360p.mp4

Format                                   : MPEG-4

Format profile                           : Base Media / Version 2

Codec ID                                 : mp42

File size                                : 1.36 MiB

Duration                                 : 33s 667ms

Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable

Overall bit rate                         : 340 Kbps

Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-03-15 10:45:57

Tagged date                              : UTC 2012-03-15 10:45:57

gsst                                     : 0

gstd                                     : 33715

gssd                                     : BD075F942HH1331986762648687

gshh                                     : o-o.preferred.iad09g05.v22.lscache7.c.youtube.com

 

 

Video

ID                                       : 1

Format                                   : AVC

Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec

Format profile                           : Baseline@L1.3

Format settings, CABAC                   : No

Format settings, ReFrames                : 1 frame

Format settings, GOP                     : M=1, N=30

Codec ID                                 : avc1

Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding

Duration                                 : 33s 667ms

Bit rate                                 : 265 Kbps

Maximum bit rate                         : 345 Kbps

Width                                    : 204 pixels

Height                                   : 360 pixels

Display aspect ratio                     : 0.567

Frame rate mode                          : Constant

Frame rate                               : 30.000 fps

Color space                              : YUV

Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

Bit depth                                : 8 bits

Scan type                                : Progressive

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.120

Stream size                              : 1.06 MiB (78%)

Tagged date                              : UTC 2012-03-15 10:45:57

 

 

Audio

ID                                       : 2

Format                                   : AAC

Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec

Format profile                           : LC

Codec ID                                 : 40

Duration                                 : 33s 645ms

Bit rate mode                            : Variable

Bit rate                                 : 72.0 Kbps

Maximum bit rate                         : 80.8 Kbps

Channel(s)                               : 1 channel

Channel positions                        : Front: C

Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz

Compression mode                         : Lossy

Stream size                              : 296 KiB (21%)

Title                                    : IsoMedia File Produced by Google, 5-11-2011

Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-03-15 10:45:57

Tagged date                              : UTC 2012-03-15 10:45:57

 

 

General

Complete name                            : C:\Users\Jonathan\Pictures\Princess\DVD_Master_Assets\AllPrincessPart iesHiRes.mp4

Format                                   : MPEG-4

Format profile                           : Base Media

Codec ID                                 : isom

File size                                : 61.3 MiB

Duration                                 : 3mn 29s

Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable

Overall bit rate                         : 2 461 Kbps

Writing application                      : Lavf53.0.3

 

 

Video

ID                                       : 1

Format                                   : AVC

Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec

Format profile                           : Main@L3.0

Format settings, CABAC                   : No

Format settings, ReFrames                : 1 frame

Codec ID                                 : avc1

Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding

Duration                                 : 3mn 28s

Bit rate                                 : 2 347 Kbps

Width                                    : 854 pixels

Height                                   : 480 pixels

Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

Frame rate mode                          : Constant

Frame rate                               : 24.000 fps

Color space                              : YUV

Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

Bit depth                                : 8 bits

Scan type                                : Progressive

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.239

Stream size                              : 58.5 MiB (95%)

Writing library                          : x264 core 115 r1995 c1e60b9

Encoding settings                        : cabac=0 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=8 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=30 / keyint_min=15 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=30 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.41 / aq=1:1.00

 

 

Audio

ID                                       : 2

Format                                   : AAC

Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec

Format profile                           : LC

Codec ID                                 : 40

Duration                                 : 3mn 29s

Bit rate mode                            : Variable

Bit rate                                 : 110 Kbps

Maximum bit rate                         : 128 Kbps

Channel(s)                               : 2 channels

Channel positions                        : Front: L R

Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz

Compression mode                         : Lossy

Stream size                              : 2.73 MiB (4%)

 
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:45 AM   in reply to reillc01

    1 - Do NOT download codecs unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing... you can mess up your system and have to format your hard drive and reinstall everything

     

    2 - Format : AVC

     

    Search the program help file for AVCHD

     

    I have CS5 so I am not 100% sure if CS4 will edit that codec well

     

    Convert AVCHD to HDV http://forums.adobe.com/thread/390605

    or use Cineform Neo Scene http://www.cineform.com/neoscene/

     
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to reillc01

    You should probably start with the right material.  Premiere Pro is a professional level editor designed to work with standardized camera formats.  Start with original material from a supported video camera, and things should fare better.

     
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    Mar 17, 2012 10:26 AM   in reply to reillc01

    If those files are, in fact, AVCHD... click the links I provided in my last message and do some reading

     

    If you can't directly edit the files with CS4, you either need to convert to a codec that will edit, or use a tool like the 2nd link I posted

     
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    Mar 18, 2012 8:59 AM   in reply to reillc01

    With PrPro CS 4, if you have not done so already, update the program to the latest. Full, native AVCHD was adeed at about the second, or third update, IIRC.

     

    Then, with a Custom/Desktop Preset, you should be able to match the other attributes of your Source Footage.

     

    I also agree with John T. Smith on downloading CODEC's. I only install ones that I need, when I need them, and always try to go to the "source," which will likely be a commercially available company, and buy the one(s) that I need. While there ARE good free CODEC's, such as Lagarith Lossless, or UT Lossless, I would rather buy the rest, than use some hacked, or reverse-engineered versions.

     

    As AVCHD is H.264 (one version of H.264), you should be able to get that, with an installation of the latest version of Apple's QT Player. However, some users feel that the commercially available H.264 CODEC from companies, such as Lead, or MainConcept, are better, and then they do not need to install QT Player.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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