Moving this to Premiere Pro forum.
Here you can see the black border issue on the right of the video. This do not appear when you read it through any media players or on a DVD player... Which I find curious anyway.
I tried to just change the way I manage my video, centering it by moving the anchor point to the true video middle and the scale of the visible part is correct. What I just dont understand is why I have this ugly black part on the right...
If you have any clue...
Without an actual file to inspect, I have no clue.
OK, the problem is the clip isn't actually 720 x 576, it's 704 x 576. PP is filling in the missing pixels with black. You can get rid of it by manually creating a custom sequence with the correct dimensions.
The larger issue is why is the clip 704? While that is a part of the DVD spec, it isn't common to actually use it. 720 is the norm.
Creating a 704x576 sequence will not do it. You still end up with a small black bar.
I think its the PAR used when this mpeg was made. Probaly different from the PAR Premiere now uses.
I would stick to 720x576 and scale it a bit up.
Scale it up to 102% and move it a slightly to the right.
You can do that when you have finish editing by nesting the whole sequence.
Actually this one in VLC is saying its 704x576 and in VLC you can trust.
im also having same problem but my file really is 720x576 and in premiere it cuts all of right side off till 540x576
What is solution? This bug in Premiere turns out exists for many years. I just found out that all my videos ive been making been cut off by Premiere on import on specific *.mod files filmed in 16:9. PAL and i just now noticed couse now i made video in witch i needed specific things on both sides of video.. Adobe.. WTF? How its possible that theres so big bug in your system for many years?
This is a known issue with .mod files. I believe the only fixes are to convert, or use another camera.
as we see here its Adobe issue.. Only problem exist in Adobe and not mine *.mod files or with here given file *.vob couse they show correct in vlc but not in premiere so its its Adobe Issue.
I didnt noticed this for a year.. now i just realized and checked- all my videos imported in premiere are 4:3 while saying 16:9 but in camera settings is 16:9 and in VLC playing files they are 16:9 too.
This is just ridiculus couse this problem exists and isnt solvable and while theres no solution been for many years (as i now am searching in forums) but also this bug hasnt been fixed.
Sorry this issue is frustrating you. Unfortunately, these files are not on the list of support formats so it's not a bug, technically. Even though you can play it back in VLC, that does not always mean it is supported in Premiere Pro. The only thing you can do is provide a feature request to support that particular format here: http://adobe.ly/feature_request It would be most appreciated if you did that.
Im not even understanding how it should work but i can make a fix.
Yes Premiere is not supporting.... supported file formats correctly. Maybe it should scan more frames or more of them together summing for correct full size and remove assumption formulas?
[=======================================] < a scan line
[===----------------------------------------------------===] < 720
[=====----------------------------------------------=====] < 704
[======-------------------------------------------======] < 702
Premiere supports, imports and shows video & shows some info about it in metadata and based on that it should show video correctly or analyze somehow how video programming works..
Importing file we see in metadata it recognizes wrong file size but correct aspect ratio. Based from that it should divide wideness with that aspect ration number and then all would be fine.. Thats all the problem.. Programmers were working on theese filetypes right before vacation..
It seems like reason for not beeing on supported format list couse correct codexes are not found for the bug that Premiere shows files wrongly.
Thats right- with file all is ok. Formats here mentioned are from videocameras and playable not only on them but on computer players. With programm Premiere is problem- it doesnt recognize theese formats correctly.
But why only here couse and as it turns out it works in Premiere Essentials..
How not beeing on supported formats meaning its not a bug?
I can open my and here OP file in Premiere so it supports it BUT badly, buggy- cutting off right side or adding black. If VLC can play it then you can ask them for codex.
And here we know its at least 2 files witch can be opened and not having codex.. or at least variant B sollution.
So maybe for VOB this is what was missing.
Here even some other programm programmers find that they have bug.
"Taking a 720x576 DV SD clip, JES will automatically crop 9 lines at each side - correctly and like the DV SD standard is defined."
Here MOD and VOB files mentioned in VLC version news https://github.com/jefferai/vlc/blob/master/NEWS
Here maybe is best solution
Heres discussions about black cropping
Heres something programmers can read on next vacation
from http://jes.weiss.no/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15972 mentioned
page witch on webarchive http://www.sjoki.uta.fi/~shmhav/SVCD_on_a_Macintosh.html#aspect_ratios
and from there more links
i dont know so im just not understanding but there should be all for programmer understandable.
I just googled..
So if that doesnt help then from VLC git can be found correct formulas.
Here ppl been talking something too http://forums.adobe.com/message/4336348
mentioning link to something http://www.mikeafford.com/blog/2009/03/pal-d1-dv-widescreen-square-pixel-settings-in-after -effects-cs4-vs-cs3/
720 x 576 in vlc correct 16:9
in premiere metadata shows info 540x576 (1,4587)
So missing calculation is
i assume programmers made some kind of rounding formula
rounded 1.3333 would be 1.33 or if rounded to 1 decimal then 1.3
540*1.3=702 (coincedence of VOB file)
interesting that rounding up
maybe with looking up closest ratios like 1,4587
finds what its now showing..
Hi. The cropped video was driving me crazy too. I'm doing a few PAL-to-NTSC conversions in After Effects, and a couple of the DVDs have video streams that just don't seem to agree with After Effects. (NB: These are factory-pressed DVDs that I decrypted for my own use.) After trying a bunch of ancient Windows programs and finding that nothing worked, even when going back to the original DVDs, I finally found a solution. Just install ffmpeg and do a lossless conversion to H.264. A rough command is as follows. Note that I didn't include audio (converting it elsewhere), and the ultrafast preset was simply because it was an intermediate file.
ffmpeg -i my-wonky-video.mpg -c:v libx264 -crf 0 -preset ultrafast my-lossless-conversion.mp4
Once you open the MP4 file in After Effects (and other Adobe programs, I'd imagine), everything will look right. This solution should be pretty bulletproof if you have any weird files so long as they can be read by ffmpeg (which, AFAIK, can read a lot of odd files).
Oct. 22 Edit: After playing around for awhile, I've discovered two things.
- ffmpeg really is a nice intermediate step. On top of the 540x576 thing (I think it may have to do with MPEG-2 timecodes not starting at 0:00:00.000), I've come across a couple of PAL files that play fine but look horrible when After Effects tries to play them. Lossless conversion in ffmpeg looks fine on playback and is happily accepted by AE.
- ffmpeg's lossless H.265 files are also acceptable (as long as you have a paid license, since the free trial doesn't accept or output H.265 files). They take a lot longer to encode but may be worthwhile if long-term storage of these intermediate files is a thing you care about. (Side note: ffmpeg's "veryslow" files are about the same size as the "ultrafast" files! Not sure if that's an encoder bug or if there's something about H.265 that really levels the finals results. This was with what I believe will be the final version of ffmpeg 3.4.)