What is your original footage?
ie.interlaced or progressive?
What are your project settings?
What are your export settings and what are you exporting?? ie file type?
Sorry, I'm not sure how to answer the questions? Not sure how to tell prog vs interlaced, or which settings? The footage is mostly from a gh1 micro 43s camera in 1080 sized down to 720. The export settings I'm using are just the standard h264 or mpeg2 settings(trying both to try to get a decent export) although I lower the bitrate for online submissions. I tried doing a small file, then converted it to dvd format with a convert/burning program biz my encore isn't working. But going to retry my encore again.
I'm not sure how to answer the questions?
That's a little bit like a race car driver not knowing what engine is in his car, or what fuel he's using.
Perhaps it's time to hire a professional?
I'm sorry, I'll become an expert before I ask a question on a forum meant to help non experts.
I tried to understand interlaced footage and was having trouble, as was the purpose of the post. But I don't think there is a handbook chapter for "what settings forum posters are talking about when they ask you what your settings are"? Many posts require more than one response, and it wouldn't be the end of the world to say "check here to see if your footage is interlaced or not".
Johnrh76, forgive me if you are not younger than 30, but you may represent the leading edge of a wave of users who have never encountered, and therefore have no experience with, interlaced footage. If you grew up in a household where the only TV you've ever seen is a flat screen, and the only video you've ever watched is on disc or streamed from a multimedia PC or "On Demand" box, and if the only "live" TV you've ever watched is sent to you by a digital cable box, DirecTV or Dish Network, then the word "interlaced" likely has zero meaning for you.
The rest of us grew up with, and learned to edit with, video where each frame was split into 2 half-frames that had to be sent via gigawatt transmitters and received by antennas that were connected to our 4:3 TVs. To modify Jim's car analogy, it's like a group of folks talking about 4 BBL carburetors to another group of folks who've never encountered anything in a car engine except fuel injection and on-board computer modules.
Interlaced video is as fundamental to us as Facebook and cellphone texting is to the current generation. Don't be offended if we're all shocked when someone like you says, "Interlaced video? What's that?".
For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
Then... some educational reading...
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
H.264 will NOT work inside an AVI wrapper http://forums.adobe.com/thread/854115
More information needed for someone to help... click these links and provided the requested information
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
CS5 Premiere Pro Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/message/2738611
CS5 Tutorials http://bellunevideo.com/tutlist.php
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Regions and NTSC vs PAL http://forums.adobe.com/thread/951042
For easy searching, download the product user guide PDF(s)
The individual CS5 pages also have links to the earlier user guide pages
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF (right click PDF link to save PDF to your hard drive)
Thanks John, I have learned things. But working on a final cut, rendering rough cuts and life stuff leaves a lot of things I've never heard of. A couple months ago I thought I just had to push render and no worries! Working my diagnostic skills though.