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Cant help much with the Sceneline issue as I never use it. I would recommend forgeting the Sceneline and work in the Timeline view it is much more powerfull and lets you see clearly what is happening.
thanks for the advice. i am having no problems using the timeline view. i would still like to be able to use both views though because depending on what i'm doing, i do like to use the sceneline view from time to time.
I have used sceneline for over 100 clips in PE7 with no problem. When you switched to timeline do they show up as separate clips?
D Foust and B Watts,
I am curious what type of video files each of you are using? Also what type of project setting is used? Specifically, are you using the Hard Disk, Flash Memory Camcorder setting?
I have seem some other posts where people using .mpg (MPEG) files from a HDD camcorder have reported similar problems in PE 7 with only 1 thumbnail on the Sceneline for several separate clips.
I am using SD avi's captured over firewire from my camcorder. I set in and out in the preview window and drag to sceneline. I do this when I am doing soccer highlight DVD's and find it is faster then trying to find the right game and player in a timeline to drag the clip to.
when i import them to the timeline they are separate. i haven't tried to drag them to the sceneline, switch to timeline view, and then see if they are combined or not. i will try when i get home from work and post back my results.
I have a canon hg 10 connected via usb. the camera uses the AVCHD format. i use PE 7 to import the files from the camera (8 GB SDHC card) to the computer.
when i drag the clips into the sceneline (and still get only one thumbnail to represent all the clips) and then switch to the timeline view it does indeed put the clips end to end, but it puts each of them on their own unique timeline vertically. so........horizontally in the timeline (as time progresses through the movie) they are end to end, but vertically they each have their own unique timeline. does that make any sense?
also, i have to drag them all to one timeline so that the transitions work properly.......AND i still get just one thumbnail in the sceneline view.
D. Foust, Which project preset are you using? The type of video you are using does not dictate the type of project. Just because you have AVCHD video does not mean you are in a AVCHD project. It sounds like you might be in a Standard Definintion project, which is the default.
After staring Premiere Elements, and after you select New Project, there will be a button, "Change Settings," that will take you to a screen where you specify the type of project.
Project settings are:
NTSC-AVCHD-Full HD 1080i 30 5.1 channel
I need to look into these settings a bit more.....the camera setting i use the most is 60i. the camera also has a pf 30 and a pf 24 setting.
I have no trouble when I drag AVCHD with Dolby 5.1 to the sceneline, but if I drag clips that don't have Dolby 5.1, then I have problems like you. So the clips you are dragging to the sceneline do not have Dolby 5.1 for audio.
In the project you are in, clips without Dolby 5.1 will be placed on track 4 or higher.
Isn't this wonderful? As I stated in another thread, I thought this was an incompetent design.
You may be better of using the Full HD 1080i 30 (non 5.1). In this project, 5.1 clips are place on track 4 while non 5.1 are placed on track 1. When I tried dragging clips to sceneline, they didn't bunch up on top of each other.
it is important that your media and your project setting matches. When you select a project preset with 5.1 channel audio, all the audio tracks will have 5.1 channel and thereforr a non-5.1 channel audio will get imported to track 4. Seceneline is a composite representation, so the thumbnail that you see will be that of the top-most track.
The design assumes that a user normally will import either 5.1 channel audio or non-5.1 in a single project.
thank-you all very much for the excellent information! Robert Johnston, you sir, are correct. I created a new project and imported the same footage with the audio setting changed, and it worked perfectly.
after reading all of the literature that came with the camera and the software, i was under the impression that i could get an up-sampled or emulated 5.1 by using the settings i did, but this is apparently not the case.
thank-you all again for your help!!
I have this same problem. But in my case I could only make those videos appear by putting a still image in between the videos.
WORK FLOW VIDEO 1 > STILL IMAGE > VIDEO 2 > and so on..
If I place video Clip next to each other, it will only show the first video that I dragged inside the first Sceneline box.
You think it may be file specific? BUt prem elements 7 is supposed to support AVCHD files. It's not happening when sample files are used,.
I had exactly the same problem as the one described here and the answer was that the output has to match the file type - AVCHD with 5.1 etc - then it works fine.
I am having the same problems. I am trying to add *.mpg file from my Sony DCR-SR200 HDD Standard Defintion Camera. 5.1 sound.
I am using the following present when starting a new project.
"PAL => Hard Disk... => Widescreen 48khz"
I can also only see the 1st clip. It used to work 100% in premiere elements 4.
Any ideas will be appreciated.
Are you using Sceneline? If so use Timeline.
I am refering to the Sceneline. Also if I right click on the tumbnail in the Sceneline all options are greyed out.
Yes, Timeline does seem to work. I do however like to use the Sceneline in conjunction to the Timeline. I have been editing like this since version 3.
Once again Thank you