12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2013 6:31 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    What file formats can I output to?

    KCav45 Community Member

      I want to create short  vidoes that can be inserted into slide shows.  MS Power Point would not accept files in pref. format.  How can I convert output from Premiere to a standard format?

       

      KC

        • 2. Re: What file formats can I output to?
          the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

          For PowerPoint, I would look at WMV, or AVI, and you should have some settings options for both.

           

          Do you have SD (Standard Def), or HD (High Def) footage?

           

          Also, see John T's links for some more options.

           

          If, in the Publish+Share (or Share in versions prior to PrE 11) Tab, you do not see all the options, go to the little (hard to see) scroll bar at the right of the Share Tab, and scroll down.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 3. Re: What file formats can I output to?
            whsprague Community Member

            Bill Hunt wrote:

             

            For PowerPoint, I would look at WMV, or AVI, and you should have some settings options for both.

             

            Hunt

            My granddaughter was doing a report on the Wright Brothers for a fourth grade assignment last year.  She found some old newsreels on YouTube, captured them, loaded them in PrE 10, clipped out the parts she wanted, output to WMV and did the rest in Power Point for her "oral presentation".  WMV worked great.  She got an "A".

             

            When I was in the fourth grade we were supposed to use pencils.  Pens weren't allowed until later.

            • 4. Re: What file formats can I output to?
              the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

              Yes! I cannot imagine how good a student I could have been, if only they had PowerPoint back then. Now, I aced every book report, but most of that was because I did artwork for the cover. As my father was an artist, I had access to a set of about 200 colored pencils, and all the art paper I could use. I even picked up extra $'s by doing artwork for other students' reports. Fun, rewarding and slightly profitable, but think of what would have happened, if I only had Photoshop and PowerPoint - "I coulda' been a contender... "

               

              Congrats to your grandaughter!

               

              Hunt

              • 5. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                KCav45 Community Member

                Hi Bill,  I exported my first project but save time was more than an hour.  I wonder could I have used the wrong setup?   Step- By-Step this what I did.   Please advise what you would have done differently?

                1. Captured Grandson reeling in his first blue fish with camera on my iPod Touch
                2. Connected iPod to PC with USB cable
                3. Transferred 8 movies and 3 image files, totaling approximately 8 minutes, 800,000 KB's
                4. Stored in C:/users/kcav/my wip/ipod/brandon
                5. Started Adobe, Premiere Elements 3.0
                6. Clicked Setup > Available Presets > DV-NTWC Std 48kHz
                7. Clicked New Project and created "Brandon Catching Blue Fish"
                8. Clicked on the Camera icon > Files & Folders > .....my wip\ipod\brandon
                9. Loded all movies and images
                10. Clicjed Export >Movies Window Media > For Broadband  LND (1024)
                11. Save File "Brandon Catching a Bluefish" As WMV,  Entire sequence
                12. Estimated time 1Hr 20 minutes
                • 6. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                  the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                  Thank you for the step-by-step outline.

                   

                  I am not familiar with the iPod Touch's video (wife has one, but do not think that she's ever used the camera feature?), but if you download and install the great, free file info utility, MediaInfo: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en (for PC), and run one of the files through it, you should get all of the details on the file. That would be useful in determining if you have the correct Project set up for that footage.

                   

                  Now, processing WMV (either when trying to edit it, or Export/Share it) files will take some time, however that 1hr 20min. for an 8 min. Timeline, sounds extreme. That is why I wonder if there is a mis-match between the Source Files and the Project. If you started with an NTSC DV Standard 4:3 Project, I would NOT use any of the WMV HD (High Def) Presets, as that would instruct PrE to up-scale everything to HD, and THAT could take a very long time, plus yield less than desireable results.

                   

                  Also, is that 1hr 20min. time what it actually took, or is that the projected time? Sometimes, the exporting module gets the estimated time very wrong, depending on the material being edited and the format/CODEC used to Encode.

                   

                  Good luck, and let us know just a bit more, please.

                   

                  Hunt

                  • 7. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                    the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                    For a Share to WMV, from an NTSC DV Standard 4:3 Project, this is what I would choose:

                    PrE4_WMV.png

                    Unfortunately, I do not have PrE 3, so that screen-cap is from PrE 4.0, and your exact options might differ.

                     

                    Now, knowing that Source Footage, will be helpful to determine if your Project is correct, or will entail extra processing.

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

                    Hunt

                    • 8. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                      KCav45 Community Member

                      Hi Bill,  The actual time to save the project from Premiere was 4 times the estimate. The estimate was about an hour,  it actually about 4 hrs.

                       

                      I down loaded and installed Free Editor. I used WinEx to open each file with Free Editor and a calculator to add the file sizes.  The total was 778.52MB.  The file type was MOV.

                       

                      KC

                      • 9. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                        the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                        The actual time to save the project from Premiere was 4 times the estimate.

                        Do you mean Export/Share, or do you mean to actually Save the Project? They are two totally different operations.

                         

                        Good luck,

                         

                        Hunt

                        • 10. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                          KCav45 Community Member

                          Hello Bill,  I changed three items under Basic Video Settings:  Frame Width [pixels] from 320 to 640, Frame Height [pixels] from 240 to 480., and the  Pixel aspect ratio was also changed to NTSC (0.9).  I started a new save at 8:56pm. I wonder how long it will take.   I wish I knew how clip screen shots and insert them in these messages.

                          • 11. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                            KCav45 Community Member

                            Hi Bill  - when the operation finishes I'm going to read the users manual.  I know that I clicked the Export tab. Ii was thinking that I should save before exiting.; obviousely I have alot to learn about editing video.

                            • 12. Re: What file formats can I output to?
                              the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                              The Save function updates the PrE PREL file, which is an XML database, with links to the media, and instructions on how that media is to be processed, upon Export/Share.

                               

                              Export/Share follows those links in the PREL, to the media, then processes that via the instructions in the PREL, and outputs an AV file, to those specs.

                               

                              Because those two very different terms are often confused, and used interchangeably, by mistake, I had to ask.

                               

                              Thanks for clarifying the actual operation.

                               

                              Good luck,

                               

                              Hunt