6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 21, 2013 12:48 PM by Jeff Bellune

    Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.

    Bubday

      My imported .avi video leaves traces of the motion occuring on-screen as it plays, both in the preview and when I export it. I know I've seen this before, but I can't figure out what it's actually called.

       

      The video is fine when played outside of Premiere, but after importing it, these stutters occur regularly throughout the video. They are consistent, in that they happen at the same locations every time. I've been searching for a while now for a way to resolve this issue. I've mucked with a bunch of settings, but without knowing what this is and why it's happening exactly, I can't seem to fix it.

       

      One thing I have discovered is that the video "appears to have dropped frames". I tried looking into this as a lead, but what I saw didn't look like what I'm experiencing. I could be wrong on this.

        • 1. Re: Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Welcome to the forum.

           

          What are the exact specs. of you AVI file?

           

          For more background, see this article: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0

           

          It is likely a CODEC issue, and knowing what is inside that AVI wrapper is likely the key to the puzzle.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.
            Bubday Level 1

            Thank you for responding.

             

            I'm not sure if these are the correct specifications to post, but this is the data I got from MediaInfo: 

             

             

            General
            Complete name                            : C:\Users\Bubday\Videos\Recordings\gamenight 3-16-13_Screen_Stream.avi
            Format                                   : AVI
            Format/Info                              : Audio Video Interleave
            File size                                : 985 MiB
            Duration                                 : 1h 47mn
            Overall bit rate                         : 1 283 Kbps
            
            Video
            ID                                       : 0
            Format                                   : TechSmith
            Codec ID                                 : tscc
            Codec ID/Info                            : TechSmith Screen Capture
            Duration                                 : 1h 47mn
            Bit rate                                 : 926 Kbps
            Width                                    : 1 600 pixels
            Height                                   : 900 pixels
            Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
            Frame rate                               : 15.000 fps
            Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.043
            Stream size                              : 711 MiB (72%)
            
            Audio
            ID                                       : 1
            Format                                   : PCM
            Format settings, Endianness              : Little
            Format settings, Sign                    : Signed
            Codec ID                                 : 1
            Duration                                 : 1h 47mn
            Bit rate mode                            : Constant
            Bit rate                                 : 352.8 Kbps
            Channel(s)                               : 1 channel
            Sampling rate                            : 22.05 KHz
            Bit depth                                : 16 bits
            Stream size                              : 271 MiB (27%)
            Alignment                                : Aligned on interleaves
            Interleave, duration                     : 1000 ms (15.00 video frames)
            Interleave, preload duration             : 1000 ms
            
            • 3. Re: Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              As far as I know... that codec is used for screen capture, such as gameplay... is that what you are doing?

               

              Techsmith codec http://forums.adobe.com/message/3692768

              -and http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1046914?tstart=0

              • 4. Re: Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                In addition to the links that John T. has provided, this article might be useful too: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3601973#3601973

                 

                Though he commented on an earlier version of PrPro, Jeff Bellune's tips might prove useful for dealing with the TechSmith CODEC's. See all links to Jeff's comments and tutorials.

                 

                Good luck and thank you for that information.

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.
                  Bubday Level 1

                  Yes, this video is a screen capture from Camtasia, and I have the proper codec installed.

                   

                  The information you've provided has been fairly comprehensive, and I really thought I had something in the tips from Jeff Bellune, but unfortunately the problem persists. I have made a .gif of the distortion that I am experiencing, for visual clarification.

                   

                  drawing_distortion.gif

                   

                  Is there any other information I could provide that would be helpful?

                  • 6. Re: Imported AVI has video stutters and leaves remnants/artifacts of motion in both preview and export.
                    Jeff Bellune Adobe Community Professional

                    Do your sequence settings in Pr match the properties of the source video from Camtasia?  If you play the Camtasia clip in the Source Monitor, what happens?

                     

                    I just imported a 30-minute Camtasia tutorial video that's 1280x720 @ 15 fps into CS6 and I don't get any of the issues that you are seeing.  I added it to a matching sequence.  My video is full 32-bit color, but yours looks like it may have invited producing it at less than that.  What Camtasia production settings did you use?  How did you configure the Techsmith codec for production from Camtasia?

                     

                    Jeff