Along with Jim's request, can you post a screen-cap of you Timeline, with one of the "wobbling" Stills Selected, and the Effects Control Panel for the animation of that Still showing?
Hi and thanks for getting involved - here is the link to the offending film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6n0JHG8ld0. Pretty much the whole movie is affected and i think the pan/zzom was a red herring...
On advice from Adobe, I cleaned the cache and renewed the "5.5" folder in the data cab and the wobble/bounce has diminished from 5beats/sec to 2beats/sec (dont ask me why!)
It's less perceptible but its still there...
Since posting ive also discovered other threads about this and it seems to be a problem for others. And a stubborn one too. Attention in other threads seems to be focussed on the match of the original material with the settings of the sequence. Since the original material in my case was a ragbag of stills in different formats and bit depths this could be the prob. Furthermore ive found the tolerance of CS5.5 to be extremely forgiving on mixing content with different frame rates on different original materials with no wobble ensuing...this issue is a stills-to-video issue it seems to me.
Go through and change all the X and Y Positions to numbers evenly divisible by 8. (If they change over time, keep the start and end Positions evenly divisible.)
Interesting idea; but the positions change as the image moves so do you mean the start and end points of the keyframes in the "Position" effects module?
Yes, start and end points evenly divisible by 8.
MPEG works in groups is 8.
I once noticed some softening issues with my stills when I moved them indiscriminately. So I kept the Positions evenly divisible by 8, and the sharpness went back to normal. So I thought it might be worth a try on this one as well.
all settings to factors of 8 and still wobbling
I had secretly hoped this would fox it
any more suggestions?
When looking at your preview I can see you have images in .jpg and .JPG
When searching Google there are some things with html being weird but should be fine here.
You can look into it but im just guessing and dont really think it should matter.
Hope you find what is causing it because it does really show in your video.
Maybe copy all your images and bring them into Photoshop and do a batch rename and see if that helps.
any more suggestions?
What are your export settings?
H.264 preset for youtube widescreen...
Be more specific. List the details.
NTSC 1280x720, 24fps, De-interlaced
AAC, 64 KBPS, 44.1KHz, Stereo
VBR, 2 pass, Target 8.00 Max 9.00 Mbps
1440x1080 (1.333) 25fps, Upper, 2:21:07
48000 Hz, Stereo
Do you have any actual video in the program, or is it all stills?
Time to do some work here. Create a new sequence matching the desired export settings. Then copy/paste all your stills into that. You will probably have to redo all the keyframes, but the mismatch between sequence and export is a very likely cause of your problem, so this is the best chance you have of correcting it.
OK that should keep me busy. Having glanced at the sequence settings interface im struggling to find the means to match the youtube widescreen presets - any advice here? (big thanks for continued support!)
If you don't find anything that matches your needs, in the New Sequence dialog, go to the Settings tab and set the Editing Mode to Custom.
...more specifically, the first option when creating a custom sequence setting is to choose "editing Mode" wherein there is a DV NTSC option but only at 29.9fps...
That's why you might want to change it to Custom (or Desktop for versions previous to CS6).
So I found a setting for the sequence that went like this:
NTSC 1280x720, 24 FPS, Progressive, AAC, 64kbps, 44.1Khz, Stereo, VBR, 2 Pass, Target8 max 9 Mbps
source: as above...
(before i sort out the transitions etc again and based on adjusting only a few slides early in the sequence for fit)
if im honest it's still not too smooth but its NOT BOUNCING!!!
Im going to trial another sequence before working on all those transition fixes tomorrow
It is still bouncing.
If you use stills in a interlaced setting use the Field Option to Always Deinterlace the stills on the timeline.
Where's that setting ann?
scratch that - I found it. Need to do on all slides...on it
All slides set to "always de-interlace". Re-rendered looks fine; export and it's still bouncing.
Am going to test some other sequence settings with the de-interlaced format today.
90 minutes with Adobe support (Paul Ashish; you're a God) and we cracked it. Here are the lessons for all to share and take note:
1. My system had a wonky copy of quicktime so we refreshed the version that helped.
2. I was not opening the prog "as administrator" which I now will in all cases - u will not be able to do this unless you have a fresh quicktime anyway.
3. There is a magic bullet button on the export settings page called "Match settings" clicking this did a number of things given the nature of my original material which included a wide variety of source files all without attendant support info folders which the memory stick on the camera they were taken would have made available (they arrived with me via dropbox).
4. Choosing the Youtube HD preset as an export setting in h264 seemed like a good idea but it sent the file to a DIVX format which didnt help either. Clicking Match settings on export meant PP could "assume" some of the missing settings since the original support files and folders associated with the material werent there AND it sent the output to a Media Player format (mpeg) which showed no bounce.
5. While DVIX is a not too bad player Downloading VLC player helped too.
Watch it bounce-free at
I am one happy boy and cant recommend Adobe Support enough.
Over and out.