Where did you get the video? What sequence settings are you working in?
i downloaded video and have taken video myself. im mainly looking to cut the video down, make them shorter, what would be the best sequence settings to use?
>i downloaded video
That doesn't bode well. Premiere is a professional level NLE, and does have a tendency to work best with camera standard video formats. Internet video is something it often has trouble with, as those clips really are meant only for watching, not editing.
>have taken video myself.
With what camera? (Make/model)
A while back, I'd posted a set of threads that started with:
"IF YOU HAVE A CAMERA THAT RECORDS TO A DISK..."
"IF YOU HAVE A CAMERA THAT RECORDS to MPEG2..."
They were attached to the forum with stickies, so that they would stay at the top of the listing.
Perhaps someone could compose ones beginning with the heading:
"IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING CHOPPY PLAYBACK, CHOPPY VIDEO, SLOW CS4 RESPONSE...."
"IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH AVCHD Video being CHOPPY..."
And then maybe a forum moderator (no names) could be prevailed upon to place said warning posts as stickies, with LARGE, BOLD, ITALICS fonts, (in several languages and colors) in an attempt to slow the ever increasing number of these CHOPPY VIDEO posts.
the videos are .avi that i have taken if that helps, im just trying to get some help here im new at this
So what? AVI is a file format, not a video format. Use GSpot to determine what codec is used in that file.
>the videos are .avi that i have taken if that helps
It doesn't. We need to know what camera you took the video with.
it was a sony cybershot dsc-s700
That explains it. When you want to cross the Hudson over the water, do you take a boat or use your cell phone? Use the right tool for the job. Take stills with a still camera, edit video with material from a VIDEO camera.
"IF THE CAMERA YOU ARE TAKING VIDEO WITH IS SILVER-COLORED...."
"IF THE CAMERA YOU USE CAN TAKE REGULAR PHOTOS AND VIDEO TOOO....."
>im just trying to get some help here im new at this
That's okay, there is a fair amount to learn, but thngs will make a lot more sense when you have learned the basics.
Have a look through the following links:
FAQ: How do I import xyz format files?
FAQ:How do I convert my files?
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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Eddie, that helps alot. thank you very much for the useful information.
Given the material you want to work with, I'd suggest maybe another program besides Premiere. I can now understand why you're having issues, as Premiere Pro just isn't designed to handle those types of video files.
Perhaps try Movie Edit Pro from Magix. I hear it handles consumer editing tasks much better than Premiere Pro.
I'm having a similar issue...
When I try and play avchd files anywhere within adobe premiere pro cs4(timeline or source monitor) there is significant lag and jumping in the video. It is like watching still images of your video process every few seconds but the audio continues to run without problem. Playback is perfect in other applications. What am I missing? Is there a way to change the 'default player' in premiere cs4? My system is pretty bulked up and there isn't much running in the background...
Operating System: Windows Vista
Video Camera - Sony hdr-xr520v
Video display card / driver version: ATI Radeon HD 4670
As the forum is not titled "ONLY FOR POSTING BY VIDEO PROFESSIONALS WITH 20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE" then a certain decorum should be used that encourages new users, rather than abuse them for not knowing they need to provide more technical information. Mr. Millard doesn't seem to understand the importance of politeness and patience in a public forum, and we can all take a lesson from Mr. Lotter's informative and cheerful reply.
Fantastic work can be done with cheap equipment, so don't feel that you need to run out and buy a $10,000 camera unless you have it sitting under your mattress! Sometimes the true "professional" is the person who can make beautiful things with whatever tools are at hand. I have gotten Premier to work with both "consumer-grade" and "professional" cameras, so we should all ignore the nay-sayers who say it can't be done-- provided you're willing to work through the problem.
Adobe has posted a good article on video file troubleshooting here: (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/407/kb407928.html) which should be helpful to anyone reading this forum.