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I'd first ask why you started in After Effects. (There's a reason 'After' is in the name.) Typically one would just bring the raw clips into Premiere and work there.
I had to do some effect stuff, BEFORE I could cut all that stuff.
And the other reason is: I first wanted to cut my video in After Effects and started to position and synch my videos to my music there. It would be stupid to do this again in Premiere
> and on some I used HDV 1080 25p. (my camera supports that ;)) But somehow
> the quality and performance on the HDV codecs is even worse.
HDV is a delivery codec. That's why your camera uses HDV, it was optimized
for that (AVCHD is also a delivery codec). If you want better editing
performance, you should use a codec that was designed for editing. Consider
using the Cineform CFHD codec, which was specifically designed for this
purpose. You can download a free trial from their website at
Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "cut" in your other post, but I suspect
you may not be using PPro and AE to full advantage.
Your workflow is arse "about face" as Jim says. You have made you task very difficult. Synchronising audio in AEFX is a nightmare because of the lack of real time playback.
Set up and synch the base shot in Premiere then "take" it to AEFX in one of the many workflows available to you. eg. dynamic link or intermediate.
>I had to do some effect stuff, BEFORE I could cut all that stuff.
Like what? Effects especially are things done after the edit is locked down, else one can experience the kinds of playback issues you're getting.
>It would be stupid to do this again in Premiere
It may be necessary, though.
> "...I had to do some effect stuff, BEFORE I could cut all that stuff..."
> "Like what?"
Perhaps, not what, but why?
I know I went with the wrong order...
But here is maybe a bit better reason: I tried to use Premiere before I made the effects, but it did not work as fluid as I wanted it to.
I could not playback anything without rendering it. I don't think my Mac is too slow for that.
I had to do some effects before, because I am cloning myself in some clips and I hat to cut them together before I could use them with the rest of my material.
So let's say, I would do all this again and start in Premiere. I still have to compose some shots before I can use them in Premiere. So what codec should I take for rendering in After Effects, when I do not want to buy the codec from cineform.com! I have looked at the site, and it seems to be a good investion, but if third party developers can do these things, why can't Adobe?
There has to be a good codec in After Effects CS4 that looks like it is uncompressed and is good for editing...
Next thing! I want to edit 15 clips or more. Is it possible to do that in a fluid way in Premiere. I would love to see all these layers at a time. I mean how could I synchronize 15 clips (that start at different times in the song) without having all that layers.
Are there tips or things I have to do, when I want to cut this relativly fluid?
Thanks for your patience, because I had no....but it gets better ;)
One other question: When I import AVCHD material with Premiere from my CANON HF 100, which preset do I have to pick: 1080p 25p anamorph or without anamorp?