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When you create a new project and import the video, does it have a red line over the timeline?
If yes, your project and video do not match... and it MAY be that whatever is inside that MOV wrapper is not really compatible with version 8
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
What model of camcorder did you get this video from and what resolution is it?
MOVs are envelopes that may contain any one of hundreds of possible codecs.
If you captured your video over FireWire from a miniDV, tape-based camcorder, for instance, you should have no problems using the video in Premiere Elements.
If this is MJPEG-MOV video from a still camera, not so much.
If it's from a higher-end DSLR (with an interchangeable lens) possibly, if you have your project set up properly.
I don't know the model. It was a Canon camera and they are mov files that were passed to my computer from a SD card. The resolution is 1920 x 1088. 25 fbps When choosing a new project should i choose HD 1080i 25?
Maybe if i used adobe media encoder i could reduce the size and that would help. I've chosen option - H264 - 1440 x 1080 25 fbps and a bitrate of 11. Would this reduce the quality too much?
I can't even burn the files on to a dvd. It took 7 hours just to create the first title. If i convert them to mp4 files will this help?
I would run one of those files through MediaInfo, and see what the CODEC is. MediaInfo is better with MOV files, than G-Spot, in most cases.
That will likely tell the tale.
Good luck, and let us know a bit more, please,
Ive just ran it through gspot and the codec is - avc1 , name H.264. Im going to run it through mediainfo now, thanks
The H.264 CODEC, within a MOV wrapper, should not be an issue.
However, do you have the latest version of Apple's QuickTime Player installed? If not, then I would update, as that should install the H.264 CODEC.
Some users have found that they like the MainConcept, or Lead version of the H.264 CODEC, over the version that QT Player installs. Those might be options too, but if you update QT Player, you sould have the CODEC, that you need.
PS - you might test by making a Copy of one of those files, and then changing the file extension to MP4G, or MTS or M2T, which are wrappers that can contain the H.264 CODEC for AVCHD.
So when opening a new project, its the HD 1080i 25? When trying to export which option should i use? Is it normal that it takes so many hours to render 10 minutes of video.? How do i change the file extension? thanks
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>normal that it takes so many hours to render 10 minutes
You need to provide computer details before anyone may do more that guess - http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840
>How do i change the file extension?
Do you know how to use Windows Explorer to work with files?
>new project, its the HD 1080i 25?
That is for PAL, which is used outside the US
Are you PAL, or NTSC in the US?
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The output format will depend on how you need to deliver the file.What is your delivery scheme?
As for the time to Share/Export a file, that will depend on several factors:
- The Duration of the Timeline
- The power of your computer, and especially the CPU and I/O (your HDD's) - can you list your full specs.?
- The CODEC and settings used in your output
#2 will also play a major role in how the Timeline plays back. With AVCHD, or any other form of H.264, you will want a fast Quad-Core, or i7 CPU.
The duration of the timeline is 10 minutes
I have a sony vaio with intel core i3 CPU M330 2.13 ghz and 4 gb of ram. 64 bit operating system windows 7 home premium.
Im not sure what output to choose. the file is 4 gb and i want to reduce it to around 1gb without loosing too much quality. So the mov files i have are h.264? Sorry i dont understand much about all the new hd formats.
I dont think im going to be able to edit it on this machine because it's having a hard time playing back. If i used media encoder to encode the file to h.264 1440x1080 and reduce the size of the file, would this help to make it editable in premiere but with this machine?
HiJohn, I am pal, i live in the uk. I dont know how to use windows explorer to change file extensions.
Do i need the above specifications to burn the files to dvd as well as to edit them in Adobe? thank you for the advice.
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I personally feel that the i3 is going to be slow and sluggish, if the HD material uses the H.264 CODEC. We have seen many reports here, that users with i5's cannot get smooth, fluid playback with H.264 footage, even when Rendered.
The program will run on a lower-power CPU, and one can get some playback (usually), but it will never be smooth, as there are just not enough CPU cycles available for all of the processing necessary.
It's sort of like gasoline for my wife's MB-AMG. I can put 83 octane into it, and it will start and run. However, if I want to open it up out on the desert Interstate, and cruise smoothly for hours, I had better have 91 octane gasoline in the tank. Otherwise, I will get pinging, and bucking, and it will not yield a smooth trip to LA - just no fun at all.
Were I building, or buying a computer to handle H.264 material, I would only look at an i7, then with Win7-64, at least 12GB RAM, in 3x4GB modules, to take advantage of the triple-channel RAM, with 24GB being better. I want smooth and fluid, and those specs. insure that I am getting the best possible results with no "pinging and bucking." Some folk will give up "smooth and fluid" and do get by, just like the automobile analogy above - YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).
Edit... yes - SMOOTH edit... not so much
AVCHD is a very demanding codec, which requires a strong CPU to edit... as Hunt says, an i7
I edit AVCHD from a Canon Vixia very "smoothly" with an i7 930 and 3 hard drives
Do you have at least 2 hard drives... so you have Windows and all software on the boot drive, and all video files on the 2nd drive?