10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2013 12:04 PM by A.T. Romano

    Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem

    Asembler1387900

      Hi,

       

      since I have a new TV card (WinTV-HVR-5500-HD) to record cable TV in HD following problem occurrs while editing the record using Premiere Elements 11:

      After exporting as AVCHD, VLC shows only the very first image while audio is played normally. Windows Media Player shows kind of a loop repeating the frames within a fraction of a second. Audio is played normally.

       

      I hope someone can help me solve that problem.

       

      Best regards.

        • 1. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hmm... what are the exact specifications of your source file?

          A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing

          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

          For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

           

          Also, see if the information in any of these helps

          Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137128

          -Sharing to DVD or BluRay http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137645

          -Sharing for Movies http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093

          -Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237

          • 2. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
            Asembler1387900 Level 1

            Well, I want to save in on my HDD.

             

            Here are the specifications of source and export from MediaInfo:

             

             

            Source:

             

            General

            ID :1 (0x1)
            Complete name :
            Format :MPEG-TS
            File size :7.90 GiB
            Duration :2h 24mn
            Overall bit rate mode :Variable
            Overall bit rate :7 809 Kbps

             

             

            Video

            ID :256 (0x100)
            Menu ID :1 (0x1)
            Format :AVC
            Format/Info :Advanced Video Codec
            Format profile :High@L4.0
            Format settings, CABAC :Yes
            Format settings, ReFrames :4 frames
            Codec ID :27
            Duration :2h 24mn
            Bit rate :7 229 Kbps
            Width :1 280 pixels
            Height :720 pixels
            Display aspect ratio :16:9
            Frame rate :50.000 fps
            Standard :Component
            Color space :YUV
            Chroma subsampling :4:2:0
            Bit depth :8 bits
            Scan type :Progressive
            Bits/(Pixel*Frame) :0.157
            Stream size :7.31 GiB (93%)
            Color primaries :BT.709
            Transfer characteristics :BT.709
            Matrix coefficients :BT.709

             

             

            Audio

            ID :257 (0x101)
            Menu ID :1 (0x1)
            Format :MPEG Audio
            Format version :Version 1
            Format profile :Layer 2
            Codec ID :3
            Duration :2h 24mn
            Bit rate mode :Constant
            Bit rate :192 Kbps
            Channel(s) :2 channels
            Sampling rate :48.0 KHz
            Compression mode :Lossy
            Delay relative to video :-892ms
            Stream size :199 MiB (2%)
            Language :German
            Language, more info :Clean effects

             

             

            Menu

            ID :4096 (0x1000)
            Menu ID :1 (0x1)
            Duration :2h 24mn
            List :256 (0x100) (AVC) / 257 (0x101) (MPEG Audio, German)
            Language :/ German
            Service name :Service01
            Service provider :FFmpeg
            Service type :digital television

             

             

            Export:


                                                                                                     

            General

            ID :0 (0x0)
            Complete name :
            Format :MPEG-TS
            File size :10.1 GiB
            Duration :2h 1mn
            Overall bit rate mode :Constant
            Overall bit rate :11.8 Mbps

             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

            Video

            ID :1001 (0x3E9)
            Menu ID :1 (0x1)
            Format :AVC
            Format/Info :Advanced Video Codec
            Format profile :High@L4.1
            Format settings, CABAC :Yes
            Format settings, GOP :N=1
            Codec ID :27
            Duration :2h 1mn
            Bit rate mode :Variable
            Bit rate :10.8 Mbps
            Maximum bit rate :11.0 Mbps
            Width :1 280 pixels
            Height :720 pixels
            Display aspect ratio :16:9
            Frame rate :50.000 fps
            Standard :PAL
            Color space :YUV
            Chroma subsampling :4:2:0
            Bit depth :8 bits
            Scan type :Progressive
            Bits/(Pixel*Frame) :0.235
            Stream size :9.19 GiB (91%)
            Color primaries :BT.709
            Transfer characteristics :BT.709
            Matrix coefficients :BT.709

             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

            Audio

            ID :1002 (0x3EA)
            Menu ID :1 (0x1)
            Format :AC-3
            Format/Info :Audio Coding 3
            Mode extension :CM (complete main)
            Format settings, Endianness :Big
            Codec ID :129
            Duration :2h 1mn
            Bit rate mode :Constant
            Bit rate :448 Kbps
            Channel(s) :2 channels
            Channel positions :Front: L R
            Sampling rate :48.0 KHz
            Bit depth :16 bits
            Compression mode :Lossy
            Stream size :390 MiB (4%)

             

             

            And a screenshot of my export settings:

             

            Unbenannt.png

            (No source = "Quelle" because I didn't import a video to make the screenshot!)

            I hope it's no problem that it is in German .

            • 3. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
              Asembler1387900 Level 1

              I just tried out to import the exported video again into PrE editor. There it is played normally.

              • 4. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                Media Info seems to indicate that this video is using a standard AVC codec. If so, you're all so. If it's using a proprietary WinTV codec, you may have problems.

                 

                What is the suffix of this video file?

                 

                After you've added this file to your Premiere Elements timeline, what project settings are listed under the Edit menu?

                 

                Also, after you've added the file, does the program "conform" the audio and video (as indicated along the bottom of the program)? If so, wait for it to complete its conforming before you do any editing or outputting.

                 

                Finally, make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's requirements.

                • 5. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Asembler1387900

                   

                  Your WinTV-HVR-5500-HD is said to come with software which includes a H.264 video decoder and AC3 audio decorder. Are you using this software or another?

                   

                  The H.264 would be consistent with your Video information but your Audio seems to show MP2 audio, not AC3 which is typically associated with Dolby Digital.

                   

                   

                  The video appears to be 1280 x 720 @ 50 progressive frames per second. What is the file extension?

                   

                  What are you or the project setting as your Premiere Elements 11 Windows project preset? If you do not know, please check the project's Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and its Editing Mode, Timebase, and Frame Size.

                   

                  For that video, the project preset in the new project dialog should be in your case:

                  PAL

                  AVCHD

                  AVCHD LITE 720p50

                   

                  If the program is not setting that for you automatically after the file is dragged to the Timeline as the first drag, then you start a new project, go to File/New/Project and set that project preset yourself.

                   

                  Are the complete video and audio being seen and heard when you are playing back that rendered Timeline content in the Edit Mode Monitor before the export?

                   

                  The next major step is the export. What are the details of your export which you describe as AVCHD. Would that be Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD and then what are the export settings under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of the preset selected?

                   

                  Let us start here and see where your details take us to resolve the issue.

                   

                  Thank you.

                   

                  ATR

                   

                  Add On...I did not see SG's post and notice that you included export settings at the bottom of your MediaInfo readout until after I submitted the above post.

                  Are you saying that your export is Publish+Share/Computer/AVCHD with the preset = MP4 - H.264 1920 x 1080p25?

                  • 6. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                    Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                    More likely the project preset should be for Flip video.

                     

                    But either is worth a try.

                    • 7. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      SG

                       

                      Could you reconsider your latest post?

                       

                      As far as I can determine Asembler1387900 is in a PAL setup and, unlike NTSC, there is no FLIP choice in the project presets.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                        Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                        Good point.

                         

                        Flip camcorders are 30 fps. I don't know that there is a separate PAL and NTSC version of the camcorder.

                         

                        I've just seen the program automatically default to 1280x720 Flip settings when a non-standard AVC codec is used. So it's worth throwing into the ring if all else fails.

                        • 9. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                          Asembler1387900 Level 1

                          The problem is solved.

                           

                          While experimenting with different export settings i found a working solution:

                                - changing the PAL/NTSC settings from "automatic" to "PAL"

                           

                          Thanks for all the replies

                          • 10. Re: Premiere Elements AVCHD export problem
                            A.T. Romano Level 7

                            Asembler1287900

                             

                            That was great news that you have resolved your issue with some export settings adjustments. Good work.

                             

                            Thanks for the follow up since it will benefit those in similar situations looking for answers.

                             

                            But keep in mind what I typically write "Problems with the same symptoms can (often do) have different causes."

                             

                            Continuing success.

                             

                            ATR