15 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2013 6:13 PM by deeve5603

    Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P

    deeve5603

      Hello, I have Drift Inovations 170HD Stealth that I would like to edit in PE11.  The camera specs show that it records 1080P and 720P in .mov (h.264) format.  What would be the best Project Setting for that?

       

      Thanks!

      DAVE

        • 2. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
          deeve5603 Level 1

          Maybe I am missing it, but I did not see where those two links applied to my issue...Sorry, these preset things confound me sometimes!

          • 3. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            I'd recommend that you use the project preset for Flip Mino HD.

             

            Premiere Elements usually sets your project settings automatically, but can have trouble reading the specs on MOV files.

            • 4. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              Dave,

               

              What is your camera set for, NTSC or PAL?

               

              And what are the frame rates involved:

              for 1080p

              for 720p

               

              Your camera seems to be offering

              for 1080p, 25 or 30 frames per second

              for 720p, 25, 30, 50, or 60

               

              Do not depend on the Premiere Elements 11 automatic project preset selection for any format. Always verify with Edit Menu/Project Settings/General Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size to see what the program has set after your first video drag to the Timeline. If it agrees with the properties of your source media, fine. But, if not, set the project preset yourself manually before you import the file. (See File Menu/New/Project and "Force Selected Project Setting on this Project".

               

              ATR

              • 5. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                deeve5603 Level 1

                Thanks, I will give those settings a shot!

                Is there an automatic Preset setting on PE11? I did not see one.

                • 6. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Dave,

                   

                  Premiere Elements 11 uses as its default project preset

                  for NTSC, NTSC AVCHD AVCHD HD1080i30

                  for PAL, PAL AVCHD AVCHD HD1080i25

                   

                  You can check that out by going to Edit Menu/Project Settings/General to see what is shown for Editing Mode, Timebase, and Frame Size.

                  That default remains until you drag your first video to the Timeline. When you do that, the program is supposed to analyze your video's properties and give you the project preset that is correct for that specific video. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it does not.

                   

                  If you supply the information requested for video recording frame rates, I will suggest project presets for your editing of your video in Premiere Elements 11.

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  ATR

                   

                  Add On..In the good old days prior to Premiere Elements 11, the default project preset was NTSC DV Standard or PAL DV Standard depending on whether you had a NTSC or PAL setup.

                  • 7. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                    deeve5603 Level 1

                    The camera will record at those frame rates you quoted. In particular, I was using 720p at 30 and 60fps, although at some point I will probably use the others. I am not 100%, but the 30 and 60 fps should be NTSC.

                    • 8. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      Dave

                       

                      Based on your H.264.mov source....

                       

                      For the 1080p60

                      I would use NTSC AVCHD AVCHD 1080p60

                       

                      For the 1080p30

                      I would use NTSC DSLR 1080p DSLR 1080p30

                       

                      For 720p30

                      I would use NTSC AVCHD AVCHD LITE 720p30

                       

                      For 720p60

                      I would use NTSC AVCHD AVCHD LITE 720p60

                       

                      Important issue in setting the project preset and seeking match with video properties is having the program establish the correct space in the edit mode monitor for editing purposes.

                       

                      Please review and do not hesitate to ask for clarification on anything that I write.

                       

                      Thanks.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 9. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                        deeve5603 Level 1

                        Thank you. I will try those tonight when I get home and see how they work. On the preset screen should I check the Force at those settings button or just change it under the editing menu after the video is imported?

                        • 10. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                          A.T. Romano Level 7

                          deeve5603

                           

                          Definitely, have a check mark next to Force Selected Project Setting on this Project" before you exit the new project dialog after you change the project preset.

                           

                          Only then import your video into the project with Add Media.

                           

                          Looking forward to your results.

                           

                          Thank you.

                           

                          ATR

                          • 11. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                            deeve5603 Level 1

                            Thanks, I am trying it out now and it is working well.  Does the output format when I select to Share and finalize the project matter as far as getting a good result?  I know some will degrade the quality depending on settings. Messing with figuring out what works best is my next project.  I am just wondering about if it really matters in relation to the original format.

                             

                            Thanks!

                            DAVE

                            • 12. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                              A.T. Romano Level 7

                              Dave,

                               

                              Here is something to start you with for your exports...wth regard to your 1080p60

                               

                              Publish+Share

                              Computer

                              AVCHD

                              Presets = MP4 - H.264 1920 x 1080p30

                               

                              Then click on the Advanced Button for this preset and customized the settings as shown in a partial view of the Export Settings dialog.

                               

                              AVCHDexport.JPG

                              After a first look, you can adjust BItrate Settings if needed.

                               

                              We can go into more export settings for the other file formats when you are ready.

                               

                              Looking forward to your results. Sounding good.

                               

                              Thanks.

                               

                              ATR

                              • 13. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                                deeve5603 Level 1

                                Seems to have worked great using those presets on both the import and export. Thank you very much! Figuring out what works best is easier when you already know a good answer.  Kind of "reverse engineer" the results and see how it applies elsewhere.   This camera only does 1080p @ 30fps.   What about a good export for the 720p at 60, 30, 25 fps?

                                • 14. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                                  Dave,

                                   

                                  That was very good news.

                                   

                                  For the 720p25, 720p30, and 720p60, I would look at:

                                   

                                  For 720p60

                                  Publish+Share

                                  Computer

                                  AVCHD

                                  with Presets = MP4 - HD 720p60

                                  (Refer to details in screenshot below)

                                   

                                  For 720p30

                                  Publish+Share

                                  Computer

                                  AVCHD

                                  with Presets = MP4 - HD 720p60

                                  (but in this case, you are going to go under the Advanced Button/Video Tab and change the frame rate from 60 to 30.

                                  Refer to details in screenshot below)

                                   

                                  For 720p25

                                  Publish_Share

                                  Computer

                                  AVCHD

                                  with Presets = MP4 - HD 720p60

                                  (but in this case, you are going to go under the Advanced Button/Video Tab and change the frame rate from 60 to 25.

                                  Refer to details in screenshot below)

                                   

                                  720p60

                                  720p60.JPG

                                  720p30

                                   

                                  720p30.JPG

                                   

                                  720p25

                                   

                                  720p25.JPG

                                   

                                  The choice of 59.94 vs 60 and 29.97 vs 30 often depends of details from your camera. But see how you do with the suggested settings.

                                   

                                  Thanks.

                                   

                                  ATR

                                  • 15. Re: Project Presets For Editing .mov 720P
                                    deeve5603 Level 1

                                    Looks easy enough. Thanks again!  I  will try the others as well once I get comfortable.Sadly, rendering takes a long time on a 2009 Macbook Pro 13" 


                                    DAVE