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My first thought would be to convert the odd format to the final delivery format outside of Premiere, and then edit.
Good thought, Jim.
Premiere does not do a good job with such conversions.
Are you looking to edit in PAL format or NTSC? Are these videos HD, SD, etc.?
Many thanks, thats what Im going to do! Cheers
Im planing to edit in PAL, so I guess I'll have to convert NTSC to PAL, and yeah, its DV format. Thanks for the advice!!
Well, in that case, check out the site that Jim created:
Although the primary purpose of the workflow posted here is to convert NTSC 60i -> NTSC 24p, it can easily be modified for NTSC->PAL.
Follow the procedure Jim lists, but instead of the example template that he suggests, try:
dv60i50i("%PATH%\%CLIP%.%EXT%", DeintMethod=2, type=4)
.. or, for greater quality (but slower processing) use:
dv60i50i("%PATH%\%CLIP%.%EXT%", DeintMethod=2, type=6)
.. or, for even greater quality (but much slower processing) use:
dv60i50i("%PATH%\%CLIP%.%EXT%", DeintMethod=1, type=5)
Have a look at the dv2film.txt file for more information about additional parameters.
Very helpful!! Thanks a lot Dan! I'll check it out! :)
No problem... It should get you very nice results. Better than you are likely to get with any "commercial" option out there. Freeware rocks :)
I wrote the PAL<->NTSC converter function a while back, but it's not been tested extensively. Let me know how it works for you.
Sorry for bothering again, but I got a problem.:( When I click on start processing the following message appears >>
Avisynth open failure:
AVISource autodetect: couldn't open file 'trip_start.avi'
Error code: 2
(E:\Video Converting\AVS\trip_start.avs, line 11)
I'm afraid the codec I'm using is not the appropriate, but that is just a guess.
What do you think?
No, no problem...
My first guess it that the path to 'trip_start.avi' is incorrect. That's usually the problem here. Check the .avs file and make sure the path matches exactly.
1.) What codec is the .avi file encoded with?
2.) Can you play the .avi file in VirtualDub?
> E:\Video Converting\AVS\trip_start.avs, line 11
line 11? Shouldn't there be only one line in your script?
Well, I can't play it with VirtualDub, it says >>
-unable to read audio samples starting at 0 from the DV stream-
and how can I check the encoding codec??
It looks like it's DV, but the audio is screwed. Can you read the file OK in Premiere and/or After Effects.
Perhaps this is a DV type 1 file?
Downlaod GSpt and see what it has to say about the .avi file in question.
(sorry, I'm off to bed now, so you'll have wait until tomorrow for more answers :) )
Ok Dan, thanks a lot, I will check it out! Good night now!! :)
I'm in GSpot..
In the Video window>
In the Container window>
Compatibility note:DV Type 1 AVI
Note: 7,62 GB unneeded bytes at the end of file ???
and the Audio window is blank,
Do you think there is some problem with the file?
Should I export the original tape again?
Convert type-1 to type-2 and the audio will be OK. Use something like Canopus DV File Converter or Google for alternatives.
> Should I export the original tape again?
Yes (or do what Harm suggests). Capture with Premiere (I assume you captured with Windows Movie Maker or something?)
Ok:) I capture it again, cause I believe it was done with Windows Movie Maker! Lets see what happens! Thanks a lot! I let you know.. :)