4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2016 3:02 PM by LKN Ann

    What are the correct settings to edit SnagIt screen capture video in Premiere

    LKN Ann

      Help? I am pretty new to this & trying to create a screen capture video tutorial using SangIt 12.3.2, editing it in Premiere Elements 12 & adding narration, and saving it to my PC to use in emails and on a website.  It plays/looks fine in Premiere, but when I render/save it to my PC, the resulting video looks jittery.  Can anyone tell me what settings & formats I need to change? Or, if this can be done at all?

        • 1. Re: What are the correct settings to edit SnagIt screen capture video in Premiere
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Screen grab software can use some pretty odd codecs and frame rates.

           

          You'll need to open a sample of the video in the free download Media Info and then post the report here. You may need to run the video through a program like Handbrake to make it editable.

          • 2. Re: What are the correct settings to edit SnagIt screen capture video in Premiere
            LKN Ann Level 1

            Results:

             

            General

            Complete name                            : C:\Shared\RE Marketing\BombBomb\Videos\Front_Demo.mp4

            Format                                   : MPEG-4

            Format profile                           : Base Media / Version 2

            Codec ID                                 : mp42 (mp41/isom)

            File size                                : 2.20 MiB

            Duration                                 : 22s 819ms

            Overall bit rate                         : 810 Kbps

            Encoded date                             : UTC 2016-06-13 18:42:14

            Tagged date                              : UTC 2016-06-13 18:42:14

             

             

            Video

            ID                                       : 1

            Format                                   : AVC

            Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec

            Format profile                           : Baseline@L4

            Format settings, CABAC                   : No

            Format settings, ReFrames                : 2 frames

            Format settings, GOP                     : M=1, N=10

            Codec ID                                 : avc1

            Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding

            Duration                                 : 22s 819ms

            Source duration                          : 22s 819ms

            Bit rate                                 : 806 Kbps

            Width                                    : 1 800 pixels

            Height                                   : 1 080 pixels

            Display aspect ratio                     : 5:3

            Frame rate mode                          : Variable

            Frame rate                               : 10.000 fps

            Color space                              : YUV

            Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

            Bit depth                                : 8 bits

            Scan type                                : Progressive

            Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.041

            Stream size                              : 2.19 MiB (99%)

            Source stream size                       : 2.19 MiB (99%)

            Encoded date                             : UTC 2016-06-13 18:42:14

            Tagged date                              : UTC 2016-06-13 18:42:14

             

             

            Audio

            ID                                       : 2

            Format                                   : AAC

            Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec

            Format profile                           : LC

            Codec ID                                 : 40

            Duration                                 : 22s 245ms

            Bit rate mode                            : Constant

            Bit rate                                 : 1 378 bps

            Nominal bit rate                         : 96.0 Kbps

            Channel(s)                               : 1 channel

            Channel positions                        : Front: C

            Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz

            Frame rate                               : 43.066 fps (1024 spf)

            Compression mode                         : Lossy

            Stream size                              : 3.74 KiB (0%)

            Encoded date                             : UTC 2016-06-13 18:42:14

            Tagged date                              : UTC 2016-06-13 18:42:14

            • 3. Re: What are the correct settings to edit SnagIt screen capture video in Premiere
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              There are a couple of issues here.

               

              One is that the video is at 10 fps, which is highly non-standard for editable video. The other is that the video is 1800x1080 pixels in size, which is also highly non-standard.

               

              Premiere Elements is not going to give you a project setting to match that frame size -- but, with Handbrake, you'll at least be able to convert it to 1920x1080 with some letterboxing and a more standard 30 fps frame rate.

              • 4. Re: What are the correct settings to edit SnagIt screen capture video in Premiere
                LKN Ann Level 1

                Thanks for the Handbrake suggestion. After much trial & error, I was able to make it work. After editing in Premiere and adding narration, I rendered it as AVCHD1080p60 to my PC then ran that file through Handbrake to convert to MP4/Normal and it was nice and smooth.