OK so I use only the video portion of the Mpeg file and for audio use the MP3 that is recorded at the same time.
That could be the issue. Best to use DV clips with the original audio intact.
I agree with Jim. Is there any way to get a PCM/WAV from that recorded source? If not, I'd look into doing a conversion to PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit outside of PrPro and using that. Though uncompressed, you will obviously NOT restore the Audio that was lost in the original MP3 conversion, and the conversion time will likely be much less than the Conforming time in PrPro, plus should yield better performance.
Just a thought, and good luck,
Well Thank you for responding. We already decided to use a wav file from another recorder, but the audio is not realy my main problem. The main issue is the premiere becomes basicaly useless on the last 2/3 of the file. Then encore seems to struggle with that portion of the file as well. The over picture looks nice, but does have a couple starge qualities to be resolved. A mild flicker or strobe effect on some panning and what looks like a little bit of interlacing issue of some sort..once again at times.
Eric...I also just noticed the apps to dl and run tests.. I am doing that next and will post results.
Thank you again
Since you are using SD material and going to DVD, does your Tricaster software allow Export as DV-AVI Type II? It could be the MPEG-2 CODEC used, that is causing problems. Do not know that software, so I cannot help you with it. If you can get a DV-AVI Type II, try with that instead.
If I use the built in editor onthe tricaster I can "Save as" and convert the Original File and export as an avi.. That will add at least 3-4 hours to this process. It does not say AVI type II though. There are a few formats I will check into. I would still transfer this file to the adobe editor and have to edit a 2 hour file. There seem to be many variables to these issues. I really do not want to use the tricaster for editing or file conversion. Tonight I'll record something a little shorter and see if its just a file size issue.