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The problem lies in the difficulty Premiere Pro repeatedly demonstrates (try a forum search) in handling MPEG on the timeline.
Temporarily compressed material requires significant extra processing on the timeline that PPro struggles to provide.
DV AVI is the best choice of intermediate CODEC for PPro.
Read previous posts in this area for more detailed advice.
Thank you for the fast reply David,
I shall try to find a way to convert them into a different format, i believe i saw someone mention a webpage along the lines of "converthelp.com" (probably gravely missremembered) in a different topic, I'll see what i can dig up.
I take it there is no *magic* way to make PPro play the files anyway?
(Forgive me if this question can be searched)
Mainconcept have a plug-in at a price that reportedly allows MPEG to be edited in PPro. Not used it myself.
It might be cheaper, if your editing requirements are not complex, to get a copy of Premiere Elements, which handles these formats much better than PPro.
Alternatively, programs like AVIsynth offer transcoding facilities, but again I haven't used that because I use Canopus ProCoder for that sort of job.
Windows movie maker succeeds where Adobe Premiere Pro does not.
I found no other 3gp converter that did the job (tried 5 of them)
I thought i was going to kill myself when much to my rejoice, i remembered what you said about it being PPro that ***** the videos up. So i imported them into Movie Maker and exported them as a new video file, which worked.
I really should have thought of this way sooner, but i couldn't brain since i had the dumb.
Now if you excuse me, i've got some clips to edit :)
Over and out,
>Do you believe the problem lies within the converted files
I think the real problem lies in people thinking a cell phone is an appropriate tool for recording video.
Haha, true that
I think I'm right (but might not be!) in recalling the Windows Movie Makers exports DV Type 1 files. That's OK if they are quite short, but anything over 1Gb is liable not to work in PPro, which wants Type 2.
Anyway - glad you found a workaround this time.
Have you ever tried converting ntsc to pal with dvdate
I have and this is the result in the programm window of PP2.
I could drop him a line.
> think the real problem lies in people thinking a cell phone is an appropriate tool for recording video.
If a green man from Mars turned up at your doorstep tonight and all you had was a Cell Phone Camera ...turn it on (unless its totally beneath your quality sensibilities). When the cheques roll in you will appreciate how appropriate the tool is and be able to give up shooting Wedding Videos forever.
If a green man from Mars shows up, I'll concede the point. But if a red one shows, nothing doing.
That's why I keep a Nikon and a Colt-1911 by my door, at all times...
Now, what do you do, if it's a Red Giant?
> Now, what do you do, if it's a Red Giant
Or a Red Dwarf.
Well, then I use a #56 or maybe a #58 filter, of course.