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I'm not sure if those AVIs are using the DV codec or another type, but that could be an issue, as can some MPEGs.
I'd encourage you to convert all of your files to DV-AVIs before you exchange them between programs. It's the only true universal language for PC-based video editors.
How do I do that?
From Premiere Elements, it's as easy as going to Share/Personal Computer/DV-AVI.
I don't know how to output DV-AVIs from Hieroglyph.
OK thanks, I'll try that.
BTW, I looked at some specs on Heroglyph and it does indeed seem to output AVIs. (I expect they're DV-AVIs since, as I said, that's the universal language of PC-based video editors.)
Heroglyph does indeed output to DV-AVI. The one thing to watch is that it wants to do it to PAL specs, so I have to remember to make sure that my NTSC preset is used. Since it's German, I can see why it wants PAL. The output preset seems to stick for a bit, but if you're not careful, it can jump back to PAL.
I checked the output settings and they are on "freely configurable" and the specs seem to be correct. I just can't figure this out.
I began deleting the project piece by piece from the end (my error didn't appear until I applied the last transition almost at the end of the piece) - thinking that at some point it would begin functioning again and I could just undo piece by piece until I found the offending clip or effect....but, I never got to a point in my deletions where the preview worked. So, out of desperation I burned a DVD (burning an mpeg would go to almost the end and then crap out with some other error). Well, burning a DVD worked. Then I can take the Vob file and rename the extension to also have an mpeg.
I can make changes to the project and even add new effects. I just cannot preview it within the project. I've got to burn a DVD to preview. I will assume that the problem lies in some conflict with Heroglyph - and that I will never get to the bottom of it, and will forever have a corrupted project file (I'll never forget to back up routinely when I'm done editing for the day again!!!......). I use Heroglyph routinely with elements and have never had a problem.
On another subject, I'm thinking of upgrading to Pro. Does anyone know if Heroglyph and Vitascene interface more smoothly with Pro?
Also, what is the difference between DV-Avi and Avi? Is it codec differences? I thought an Avi meant that you get every frame?
Thanks for listening.....
AVI is a wrapper format for encoded video and audio. It can be used with many different coders. DV-AVI is an AVI file which has DV-encoded video. DV-AVI, as with MJPEG-AVI, has compression of each frame independent of its neighbours, which makes editing easier than any of the MPEG variants because they have compression spread out over a group of frames. You always get all frames, whatever coding is used, but with MPEG you might also have to look at several previous frames in order to reconstruct a particular frame.
I pass on the other questions.
What is the most efficient way to get my files into DV-AVI format directly from my camera (canon xh-a1) Does Pro go directly to DV-AVI on capture?
also, can MPEGS be converted to DV-avi for editing. I've also got a JVC Hd6 which outputs in .TOD which no editor can read except the JVC editor. So, I convert them to MPEG to edit them in pe4. Should I convert those to DV-AVI also an then re import them into a project? Is there any problem with going back and forth between these formats? Is any information ever lost?
Thanks for your help all.
>tod format can be edited using Premiere elements 7.I suggest you download atrial versiona nd try it out. You do not need to uninstall Premiere Element 4 for that pupose.
yes jessica, Mpegs can be converted to DV AVIs, but that is nto a ususal workflow.
Oh wow! that's great news. I've actually got a copy of 7 but, out of habit, I've been sticking with 4. I'll have to try it out.