8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 14, 2013 3:51 PM by Hovie2000

    Timeline crops insert from source panel

    Hovie2000

      Hi,

       

      I'm relatively new to Premier Pro and mostly working through the video tutorials on lynda.com, but I can't find anything (sofar) that deals with this issue.

       

      My timeline does not show full content of video inserted from source panel.  It's as though the video has been cropped during the insert process.  Full, uncropped video can be seen in the project panel and in the source panel, but when I play back what I've inserted to the timeline, I see a cropped version (sides top and bottom reduced).

       

      How do I adjust to get a full version of my cuts on my timeline?

        • 1. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
          jstrawn Adobe Employee

          At a high level, it sounds like your seqeunce is not matching your source media, specifically, your seqeunce is smaller (e.g. 720x480 (SD))  and your media is larger (e.g. 1080 HD). If you drag a clip of your target-sized media into am EMPTY sequence PrPro will ask you if you want to match your seqeunce to your media, and all you need to do is accept that option (there are other ways too). This is all assuming that you're using CS6 or higher.

          • 2. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
            Hovie2000 Level 1

            Hi Istrawn,

             

            Thank you for this.  I do now remember seeing this option in one of the

            'lynda.com' tutorials.  Is there a simple fix for the materials I've

            already moved to the timeline, or is it easier to start the project over?

             

            Really appreciate your help.

             

             

            Ted Jackson   B.A., B.Comm, MBA

            JacksonCorporate Consulting Ltd.

            Ph: 604-224-2549

            Fx: 604-222-2540

            • 3. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
              Vinay Dwivedi Adobe Employee

              Hi Ted,

               

              Thanks for your post. You can follow either of the option that are listed below.

               

              You can Click on the sequence, select all clips and copy them. Then go to File/New/Sequence and create a sequence according to you clip details like frame height and width, frame rate etc. Then paste the sequence clip that you copied from your previous sequence into this newly created sequence.

               

              If all the cips are from the same camera then you can copt the old sequence clips, as stated above, and then go to project panel, right click on any of the clips and select New sequence from the clip. This will create a new sequence with that clip on the timeline. So delete that clip and paste the sequence clip that you copied from your previous sequence into this newly created sequence.

               

              Please update the post if everything goes fine

               

              Thanks and regards,

               

              Vinay

              • 4. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
                Hovie2000 Level 1

                Hi Vinay,

                 

                Thanks for your help.  I tried your suggestion of  creating a new

                sequence in HDV1440x1080,/30 (60i) however I couldn't find the process

                to paste the clips so I just dragged one clip from the project panel

                (which is in the same format) to the new sequence timeline.  The clip

                snapped to the beginning of the timeline, but the timeline/sequence

                monitor shows a close up of the clip with lower resolution and a

                reduced/missing amount of peripheral material.

                 

                When I check the detail of the new sequence by running my cursor over

                the sequence icon in the project panel, it shows that the new sequence

                is the same as the original clip (1440x1080 91.3333) 135, 29.97i UFF),

                but as I said, the sequence doesn't have all the detail of the original

                clip.

                 

                Am I correct that the timeline sequence should have all the same

                material detail and resolution as the edited clip in the source monitor?

                 

                Do you have any further suggestions?  I think I may try starting a new

                project, import one clip and then drag the whole clip onto the timeline

                and see if I can get an identical sequence to the clip I imported.

                 

                Thanks again - Ted

                 

                 

                Ted Jackson   B.A., B.Comm, MBA

                JacksonCorporate Consulting Ltd.

                Ph: 604-224-2549

                Fx: 604-222-2540

                • 5. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
                  shooternz Level 6

                  In the old sequence..CTRL- A (Select All), CTRL-C (Copy)

                   

                  ...in the New Sequence you created,

                   

                  CTI to start of the timeline.  CTRL-V (Paste)

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                  • 6. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
                    Hovie2000 Level 1

                    It worked!

                     

                    Thanks to all you guys for your help.  A little red faced here that I

                    didn`t use the obvious CTRL - A, CTRL - C and CTRL - V, but I now have a

                    perfect new sequence in the matching format to my project clips.

                     

                    Ted

                     

                     

                    Ted Jackson   B.A., B.Comm, MBA

                    JacksonCorporate Consulting Ltd.

                    Ph: 604-224-2549

                    Fx: 604-222-2540

                    • 7. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
                      jstrawn Adobe Employee

                      No problem, it can be a bit overwhelming at first. The good thing is that you said you are trying to work through Lynda tutorials and not just relying on your intuition and other users' good natures. People are always more willing to help when they know someone is really putting forth effort to learn and just getting stuck on things that may seem onvious after the fact. Don't tell your computer this, but it's actually the dumb one.

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                      • 8. Re: Timeline crops insert from source panel
                        Hovie2000 Level 1

                        I really appreciated the help.  The little project you helped me finish,

                        was a study of a dog running, cantering, trotting and walking to send to

                        a vet specialist who will be helping this champion get her mobility

                        back.  Sending it with good resolution and certain areas slowed down

                        will really help the vet assess her injuries.

                         

                        Good people make good things happen - thanks for your help

                         

                        Ted

                         

                         

                        Ted Jackson   B.A., B.Comm, MBA

                        JacksonCorporate Consulting Ltd.

                        Ph: 604-224-2549

                        Fx: 604-222-2540