When you are doing your HandBrake variable to constant frame rate, use the H.264 (x264) Video codec under the Video Tab.
I typically replace "Chapters" with seconds.
Container = Mp4
Leave the Picture Tab as is.
Head for the Video Tab.
Video Codec = H.264 (x264)
Dot the Constant
Dot the Constant Quality leave at 20 RF
Uncheck web optimize
Leave Presets at Regular/Normal
Leave the Audio Tab as is.
Guideline for now is to make only the changes necessary - change a variable frame rate to a constant one.
By the way, why are you using a HandBrake Average Bitrate = 1500 kbps (kilobits per second) when the source is 12 Mbps (megabits per second)?
Hit the Start Button at the top left of the workspace, and wait for the "Queue Finished" in the progress bar at the bottom left of the workspace.
Have you done that?
Please give it a try and then let us know the results.
Thank you A.T.,
I did as you instructed. It is a lot better but it is still very difficult to edit because it just doesn't flow smoothly. For example, when I try to move the indicator in order to be able to cut in the middle of a sentence after a word it is basically impossible. I spend 5 times as much as I normally would. I don't know if this has something to do with it but I was watching HB converting and I noticed in the bottom left, where it tells you the average fps and it was a lot lower than the 29.97fps it was more like 21 or something like that. But it is a lot better.. I know it is the conversion process because if I load the vid directly it will run smoother but eventually the sound falls out of sync. Perhaps if we tweek the codec? I don't know much at all about this stuff so any help will do. Thank you again.
I got the 15,000 kbps from a conversion calculator online :S
Thanks for the update.
When you import your HandBrake converted video into Premiere Elements 11, what are you or the project setting as the project preset...according to the prior information I would assume
AVCHD LITE 720p30
for the source of 1280 x 720 @ 29.97 progressive frames per second
When your HandBrake converted video is dragged to the Timeline for the first time, is there
a. no colored line over its contents
b. an orange line over its content
Well I thought that it would automatically adjust to match the video. But I had tried two different ones:
FLIP Mino HD Ultra HD 29.97
HDV 720 30
I'll go ahead and try the one you recomended. Also, no there are no lines at all.
Thanks for the update.
We will be looking forward to your results.
The Premiere Elements automatic setting of the project preset has its shortcomings which can catch you when you least expect it.
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