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I meant to say 'the sequence window on the right', not the left.
The only reason I can think of is that your project settings do not match the clip's settings.
I set it up as a 48 widescreen pal, shouldn#t this suite a DVAVI?
No idea based on the details supplied.
I used a wide angle lens on my camera if that would make a difference?? It's almost like that extra wide andle is what'ts being cropped off.
Would appreciate any ideas!
Would very much appreciate your experience and advise. What details would you need to have an idea of what the problem is?
With what camera was the MPEG recorded, how did you convert it to AVI, what were your project settings, what steps did you take to 'edit' in the source monitor, where does the cropping occur (left, right, top, bottom), is that on the PC monitor or external monitor, etcetera.
Thank you for your time Harm,
The MPEG was recorded with a Sony DCR with a wideangle lens.
I converted it to DVAVI by importing it into Premiere as an MPEG and then exporting the file as DVAVI. I then re-imported it into premiere.
The project settings are DV-Pal Widescreen 48khz.
I edited the source clip by setting the in and out points at desired places, and used the 'razor blade' cutting tools to drag and drop it into the sequence window. No other editing.
The cropping occers on all 4 sides.
I am using and viewing this on a Sony TZ, PC notebook.
Very much appreciate your advise!
Maybe the Program Monitor is set to 100%, instead of Fit?
Thank you Jim, I will check that.
The wideangle lens does not seem relevant. It does not change the data recorded on tape. What seems to be likely is that in the steps from importing MPEG, exporting to AVI and re-importing to PP something went amiss. I would try to convert the MPEG to AVI outside of PP by using Procoder or a similar program. Many can be found with Google.
I had a similar situation with a Project involving security camera footage. The camera's HDD recording device allowed output to AVI (and, like a fool, I did not check the AVIs in G-Spot), and they Imported into PP fine - except that the image from the camera was cutoff to be about a lower 1/3. Since this was needed as evidence, and in a hurry, I just opened it in another program, that brought it in full-frame, trimmed it and output to DV-AVI, which PP handled perfectly, allowing me to get the footage out, and in time. I need to check out the AVI from the security system, and check the CODEC, etc.. Still, I cannot understand why it cropped so drastically, in both a 4:3 and a 16:9 Project.
I am assuming that you are seeing a crop, that is far less drastic, than what I encountered.
Hi Bill, thanks for your post.
No, the cropping does not seem as extreme as that. It's just maybe 10% but enough to crop out things I want included.
The problem I guess is that the origional file is an MPEG. I am in the process of converting the original MPEG to DV AVI 2 with Sony Vaio Content Exporter before I import to PP, rather than importing the MPEG to PP, exporting as DVAVI2 and re-importing.
Hope it works!
If that particular conversion does not work, do not give up. Yes, PP is designed to work with DV-AVIs and WAV audio, but often one finds that they have to work with other material.
Hanging around your computer might be other options: Apple QT-Pro version can open/play a lot of other formats, besides MOV and MP4. The Pro version (~US$40) will also allow a Save_As. PP will play with many versions of MOV. Media Player Classic (freeware) can do similar, in certain cases. I use DigitalMediaConverter (shareware), and it handles a lot of different format conversions. There are more, and more that are more robust and accommodating. Also, look at your various utilities, especially if you have a DVD player on your computer. Many of these also come with editing programs, some better suited for working with odd file formats, and then Exporting to something that PP will like and treat well. Windows Movie Maker can come in handy, but its Export options are limited.
Ideally, you want to do the conversion with as little additional compression, as is possible, especially as you are starting with MPG. Even a good conversion program, might cause too much quality loss. Then it gets down ot a question of, how much loss can I stand?
I still think it would be a good idea for the Adobe Media Encoder to be a separate application. Something along the lines of ProCoder that comes free with Premiere (or purchased separately for non-Premiere users), can take just about any format in and convert with very high quality to various editing and delivery formats, can produce excellent NTSC/PAL conversions, and take Premiere sequences directly just like Encore.