6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2015 9:40 PM by A.T. Romano

    Videos from webcams are choppy

    tornadoresearch

      I have tried many different webcams and all are very choppy.

        • 1. Re: Videos from webcams are choppy
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Exactly what is INSIDE the video you are editing?

          Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933 for screen shot instructions

          Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download

           

          Does your video use a VARIABLE Frame Rate or a Constant Frame Rate?

          • 2. Re: Videos from webcams are choppy
            A.T. Romano Level 7

            tornadoresearch

             

            What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running?

             

            What are the properties of the webcam video that you are putting on the project's Timeline?

            What is the project's project preset?

            Are you viewing choppy videos at the Timeline level with or without the Timeline being rendered to get the

            best possible preview? What is the color of the line over the Timeline content when you are playing back the video in

            the project's Edit area monitor?

             

            What do the export of the Timeline content look like - choppy also?

             

            Let us start here - consider and give details.

             

            Thank you.

             

            ATR

            • 3. Re: Videos from webcams are choppy
              tornadoresearch Level 1

              If you go to my YouTube  channel  YouTube.com/tornadoresearch and look at the most recent

              • 4. Re: Videos from webcams are choppy
                A.T. Romano Level 7

                tornadoresearch

                 

                What is the dating on your most recent YouTube upload that you think we need to see in order to troubleshoot the issue that you present? I am not finding any "most recent" videos under the name of tornadoresearch. The first one that I found (dated 2013) is named Man Films Tornado Coming Directly At Him. In that situation, choppy is the least of that video's problems. Are you looking for video stabilization for video which is a recording of live tornados?

                 

                Whatever the case, the visuals need to be backed with details to troubleshoot the problem. Please refer to post numbered 2.

                 

                Please review, consider, and supply more information.

                 

                Thanks.

                 

                ATR

                • 5. Re: Videos from webcams are choppy
                  tornadoresearch Level 1

                  Racism and bigotry: http://youtu.be/Bu8pf01LqKY

                   

                   

                  This is the latest 

                   

                   

                  From:"A.T. Romano" <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

                  Date:Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 21:46

                  Subject:[Premiere Elements] Videos from webcams are choppy

                   

                        

                   

                  Videos from webcams are choppy

                   

                  created by A.T. Romano in Premiere Elements - View the full discussion

                   

                  tornadoresearch

                   

                   

                   

                  What is the dating on your most recent YouTube upload that you think we need to see in order to troubleshoot the issue that you present? I am not finding any "most recent" videos under the name of tornadoresearch. The first one that I found (dated 2013) is named Man Films Tornado Coming Directly At Him. In that situation, choppy is the least of that video's problems. Are you looking for video stabilization for video which is a recording of live tornados?

                   

                   

                   

                  Whatever the case, the visuals need to be backed with details to troubleshoot the problem. Please refer to post numbered 2.

                   

                   

                   

                  Please review, consider, and supply more information.

                   

                   

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                   

                   

                  ATR

                   

                        

                   

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                  • 6. Re: Videos from webcams are choppy
                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                    tornadoresearch

                     

                    It very well may be the webcam video properties and Premiere Elements settings are not compatible. The webcam also introduces the high probability factor that the webcam is recording the video with a variable rather than constant frame rate.

                     

                    All this gets us back to lack of video details in your thread...

                     

                    You could...

                    1. Convert your video to H.264.mp4 with a constant frame rate in HandBrake and import that H.264.mp4 in the Premiere Elements project as your source media.

                    https://handbrake.fr/

                    and then notice if your Premiere Elements problems are gone.

                     

                    2. One way to support the idea of a variable rather than constant frame rate is to run your webcam video through MediaInfo (Tree view) and look for 3 frames rates in the video properties instead of 1. The video was recorded with variable frame rate if you see 3 frames rates: minimum frame rate, frame rate, and maximum frame rate.

                    Be careful with your choices downloading and installing MediaInfo since it is known to travel with unwanted baggage.

                    MediaInfo download | SourceForge.net

                     

                    But it would important to get information on the webcam formats that you have been trying to work with. What are you ending up with on the Timeline?

                    Some type of .avi file? We need to start with the source video properties unless you want to do the HandBrake conversion and, if that works, accept that it works without further question? Also, to do this right, we should know what project settings you are using - ones where you set them or ones where the program sets them. See Edit Menu/Project Settings/General reading to find this type of project setting information - what are the readings there for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and Pixel Aspect Ratio even if the fields look grayed out.

                     

                    Please consider.

                     

                    Thanks.

                     

                    ATR