6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2014 4:30 PM by ScottySutt15 RSS

    Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues

    ScottySutt15

      Hi My name is Scott,

       

      I am trying to work with two differnt video aspect rations one is from a GoPro 848x480 and the other is from a G6 1920x1080. I want to work with these in Premiere Pro in the same project file but the Sequence setthings do not match and this causes problems obviously. I was wondering how I could work in the same Sequence file with both video file types and not run into issues working with Warp Stabilizer.

       

      Can you explain how to set this project file up?

       

      I know Premiere some but not an expert. Please dumb responses down so I can try to comprehend what is going on. I just want to learn what is going on and how to fix the problem.

       

      Thank you in advance!

       

      Best

        • 1. Re: Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues
          R Neil Haugen Community Member

          Scott,

           

          Not going to be able to help you with your answer but PLEASE include more info for those who may need it to help ... minimally a base of machine/os/software-version (whether CS6 or various CC releases).

           

          You're going to be asked that probably before anybody answers ...

           

          Neil

          • 2. Re: Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues
            J. Simon Community Member

            The aspect ratios are the same, just the resolutions differ.

             

            Work in a Widescreen DV sequence and scale down your HD material.

            • 3. Re: Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues
              ScottySutt15 Community Member

              Good call Neil I will add more. Also Jim your kind of helping me understand i will explain more.

               

              I am workin with OS Macbook Pro and will finish off on a iMac not sure if that matters though. and working in CS6.

               

              I imported the GoPro files first, MP4s and then I draged one of the video clips into the timeline. It asked if I wanted to change the sequence settings to the video clip so I did. So now the sequence is set to the GoPro setting I am assumig. Then I went in and added the AVI files from the Panasonic G6. when importing one of the videos into the timeline I got the red bar and its saying the video does not match the sequence settings. I didnt care about this at first. I just scaled down the AVI video files to fit in the frame. I did not select, "Scale to Frame Size" The rendering is awful, I knew this though bc I know the red bar at the top means something with the rendering. I started to notice problems when trying to use Warp Stabilizer. It gave me the message of "Warp Stabilizer requires the deminsions to match the sequence settings.

               

              Now im here, I want to learn what to do so i can work with both of these file types and for future reference how to work around this problem.

               

              I know after effects pretty well bc I work with animation. But I want to start working with Premiere and making videos from camera. I know the basics of Premiere, I just never worked with two different video formats/ sizes and ran into a sequence settings problem.

               

              Does this help?

              • 4. Re: Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues
                J. Simon Community Member

                for future reference how to work around this problem.

                 

                The best option is to avoid this problem and make sure all cameras are recording to the same specs, in this case 1920 x 1080.  If a camera won't record at those specs, get a different camera.

                • 5. Re: Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues
                  Steven L. Gotz Community Member

                  Most people start with the smaller footage and then scale down the larger footage to match, just like you did.

                   

                  The solution to Warp Stabilizer is to create a new sequence for the 1920X1080 footage. Then stabilize that.

                   

                  When you are done stabilizing it, nest the larger sequence into the original sequence. Interestingly enough, you may want to set the Warp effect to "stabilize only". That will give you better video with ugly edges, but since you are scaling down anyway, you just will not scale it down as far. That will automatically crop out the ugly. Make sense?

                  • 6. Re: Premiere Pro, Aspect Ration & Sequence Settings Issues
                    ScottySutt15 Community Member

                    Yes, that does makes sense thank you.