3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2009 10:10 AM by Eddie Lotter

    Poor video playback in CS3

      I am trying to create a set of online tutorials. I used the trial version of Camtasia to record the audio and video, and used Premiere Pro CS3 to edit the video.

      The raw avi video footage plays perfectly in media player, and looks perfect when stopped or paused in Premiere, but any time I hit "play," the video footage becomes hard to read and somewhat pixelated.

      I have tried importing the video into different project settings, but to no avail.

      I have even loaded the entire timeline of my project into a new project, and have had the same results - it looks perfect when it is paused - once its playing, its a mess.

      I have no ideas what to do as I'm fairly new to Premiere - any ideas?

        • 1. Re: Poor video playback in CS3
          Harm Millaard Level 7
          First, camtasia is not the best source material for PP. Maybe look at another editor.

          Second, your system is not up to the task.

          Third, you made an OE.

          Choose any or more from these answers.
          The alternative is to supply more details.
          • 2. Re: Poor video playback in CS3
            Level 1
            Here is the properties of the avi file I have:

            File Path: K:\Job Files\Mike Ray Design\Flash Tours\Videos\uploadimages.avi
            Type: AVI Movie
            File Size: 58.0 MB
            Image Size: 1280 x 1024
            Pixel Depth: 1280
            Frame Rate: 15.00
            Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 16 bit - Stereo
            Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
            Total Duration: 00;03;41;17
            Average Data Rate: 268 KB / second
            Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0

            AVI File details:
            Contains 1 video track(s) and 1 audio track(s).
            Interleave: 1 : 14.97

            Video track 1:
            Size is 17.22M bytes (average frame = 17.81K bytes)
            This movie appears to have DROPPED FRAMES
            There are 42 keyframes, 3240 delta frames.
            There are 42 empty frames.
            Frame rate is 15.00 fps
            Frame size is 1280 x 1024
            Depth is 32 bits.
            Compressor: 'tscc', TechSmith Screen Capture Codec

            Audio track 1:
            Size is 40.59M bytes
            Rate is 48000 samples/sec
            Sample size is 16 bits

            Here is the properties of the timeline I'm using:

            Editing Mode: Desktop
            Timebase: 15.00 frames/second

            Frame Size: 1280 horizontal / 1024 vertical
            Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)
            Fields: Lower Field First
            Display Format: 30 fps Timecode

            Audio Sample Rate: 48000 Hz

            Video Rendering File Format: Video for Windows
            Compressor: Cinepak Codec by Radius
            Optimize Stills

            My computer is the following:

            Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
            4.00 GB
            32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium
            • 3. Re: Poor video playback in CS3
              Eddie Lotter Level 4
              >Fields: Lower Field First

              You don't have fields. This should be "none (progressive)"

              >Compressor: Cinepak Codec by Radius

              Choose a different codec like Lagarith or no codec for uncompressed.

              >I'm fairly new to Premiere

              You will also find links to many free tutorials in the PremiereProPedia that will quickly show you how things are done in Premiere Pro.


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