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Premiere tends to work better with real video cameras. Still cameras are for for stills. It was a bad idea that CE companies started to confuse the issue.
Importing files from a DVD camcorder or other MPEG device, or Ripping DVD files rarely results in success in Premiere... do not be fooled by movie industry advertising into thinking that "DVD Quality Video" is suitable for EDITING... it is not... a DVD is designed to be for PLAYBACK only... and that includes trying to edit a Standard Def MPEG or VOB file!
You should also use WAV sound files, not the compressed MP3 format
Go to my notes page http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM
Click the internal link for editing compressed files... read
There are other products better suited to your task... but if you only have DVD type files, you should convert to DV AVI
The only SD (Standard Def) files that Premiere likes are DV AVI type 2
did you see the video in youtube?
what's causing that? seriously?
> "...Still cameras are for for stills..."
After years of believing this, I've converted to the new paradigm. Now, it's whatever tools work to tell the story effectively.
For me, it's yet another new paradigm I'm accepting. It now supplants the last shift: my complete reluctance to embrace digital photography, (when I wanted to linger in film, developers, fix baths, tongs).
Before that, I had to accept square wave CDs, when my sensitive ears preferred sine vinyl.
In both cases, I gave up the better, organic, analog system, in exchange for the convenience of digital. A deal with the devil?
Steven spent many frustrating hours bemoaning the end of A/B editing, before he accepted the new paradigm.
As long as the footage, however encoded, can be transformed into DV AVI Type 2 (for now--this too, will change), I can create the story.
>Now, it's whatever tools work to tell the story effectively.
The point is that people keep coming here asking these questions because certain tools don't work very well when the intent is to edit. Pretty much anything that "also does" video really isn't the right tool for the job.
> "...much anything that "also does" video really isn't the right tool for the job..."
If the camera video can be converted to Pro video, then it can be considered "the right tool." Jim, there are a plethora of situations where a compact still camera that shoots video is the right tool. It's your subjective definition of "the right tool" that begs up on an old paradigm. A fictional character, McGyver, never seemed to have the right tool for the job. In fact, the entire idea of invention is to create
i or adapt
the right tool for the job.
That the misinformed come here with questions does not relate. Many more are informed, take the appropriate steps and proceed to tell the story. And move people. Or get paid.
For example: I use a still camera that also shoots video as a tennis instruction tool: A one hour tennis lesson involves recording the various tennis strokes, performing a few quick edits, and placing the results on DVD for the student(s). According to you, I should bring a tripod, a bulky mini-dv video camera, etc. I should take the time to set up the equipment, before my students arrive. I should also take time to move the tripod to capture the various different angles. After the lesson, I should take time (excuse me, real-time) to capture the mini-dv into Ppro and edit.
To me, the video camera is the wrong tool for this job. Instead, I whip out the still camera that also shoots video, walk around to get the angles, shoot the specific strokes requested. Oh-and as a perk, I can take several high resolution still photographs, with a single knob turn. Back in the studio, I dump the clip files on the timeline, w/o real time capture. And I edit.
Students love the video (they don't care/can't tell about the reduced quality--they're interested in their strokes), and they
appreciate the stills.
If I were doing documentary or broadcast, a still camera that also shoots video would be a poor choice indeed. But, here, I'd be stupid to bring both kinds of cameras. However, before the CEs intervened and created just the right tool, I had to bring both. And I hated it.
It's a paradigm shift, Jim. You might not be able to understand it if you suffer from perceptualsclerosis.
And now the CEs have my mouth watering, with EX-F1. Blur the line.
I appreciate your replies, but I still dont know how to get rid of those jumpy frames?
How can I fix that?
b simply cannot
get rid of the jumpiness with the tools you have.
You need to use a different camera, a conversion program, or a different editing program.
> "...The point is that people keep coming here asking these questions..."
And this just in: http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3c05c27a
KL: Perhaps another sticky might help here on the CS3 side, as was the case for 1.X and 2.0:
It would specifically address "IF YOU HAVE A STILL CAMERA (OR CELL PHONE) THAT SHOOTS VIDEO..."
(In pretrospect, Thank you, Eddie.) :)
Have you got a DV video camera? Record the video clip from your still cam to that and then capture the video from the video camera into Premiere. If you have Premiere I would hope that you at least have a video camera too.
>According to you, I should bring a tripod, a bulky mini-dv video camera, etc. I should take the time to set up the equipment, before my students arrive. I should also take time to move the tripod to capture the various different angles. After the lesson, I should take time (excuse me, real-time) to capture the mini-dv into Ppro and edit.
>they don't care/can't tell about the reduced quality
See, I would. I'm very picky that way.
Then you also should shirk any and all digital signals, both audio and video, because none of them can approach the quality of analog. And film is one guaranteed way to give you the full resolution, non-GOP, individual frames you so covet. :) At least until holographic storage, maybe?
Gracias guys, I converted the mpg file into AVI uncompressed DV AVI, and it works as it should, no jumpy or dropped frame.
by the way i converted with "SUPER" a free software to convert almost any format.
what converter did you use to convert the avi footage to dv avi? I have the same problem.