5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2009 6:46 AM by the_wine_snob

    Question about 1080p MP4 files as inputs

    Jay B.

      Hello All,


      It's been a long time since I visited last. I just ordered a Sanyo FH1 camcorder to try out for the first time. I have been trying to use hybrid cameras for HD clips to go along with my photos in integtrated photo/video shows, but have been disappointed with the IQ, sharpness, and motion when playing the files on my PS3. I usually use ProShow for slideshows, but want to go back to using PREL (I have 7.0) when I have more clips than pix. Will it handle these FH1 1080p60 files as Inputs? I understand that PREL 7 does not output a full 1080p file, but would like to start working with it again. Any experiences would be helpful...


      Jay B.

        • 1. Re: Question about 1080p MP4 files as inputs
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          I would not use Premiere Elements to edit the p60 files, Jay. It usually doesn't go.


          On the other hand, Premiere Elements 7 can edit standard AVCHD files -- assuming you've got the requisite quad-core processor and 4 gigs of RAM to handle them.

          • 2. Re: Question about 1080p MP4 files as inputs
            A.T. Romano Level 7

            Jay B


            I would have to dig out the details, but several months ago I did bring 1080p60 into the Premiere Elements 7 Timeline and was able to edit it successfully, realizing, as you do, that there is no export for 1080p from Premiere Elements. I would give it a try, using the Premiere Elements 7 project preset (New Project dialog) of NTSC AVCHD Full HD 1080i30 (or the PAL counterpart). That does not prohibit you from making a different export choice.


            I did some reading on your camera, the Sanyo FH1. In the Full-HR mode, it looks like it offers the 1080p60 (1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 frames per second, progressive). But, it appears you have an alternative in the Full HD mode of 1080i60 (1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 fields per second (30 frames per second), interlaced). It will be interesting to see how they compare. Whichever way, from what I have read, the capture is to an interlace sensor in the camera, before it is recorded to the camera's medium.


            I am just an explorer in this, but my initial venture into this "can Premiere Elements 7 handle 1080p" indicates Yes.


            I will be looking forward to your results.



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            • 3. Re: Question about 1080p MP4 files as inputs
              Jay B. Level 1

              Thanks for the input so far. Steve, I understand why you say it may not work, and will certainly report back on results. I hope that it does, because I am a devotee of Adobe interfaces and applications. If not, perhaps the next version will. Also, I do have a Core 2 Quad w/ 4gb and Vista 64-bit. It renders my Proshow stuff in 1080p and i in record time for me.


              Thanks for the replies, I will report back!


              Jay B.

              • 4. Re: Question about 1080p MP4 files as inputs
                Jay B. Level 1

                As promised, I said I would report back "test" results. PREL 7 was able to accept files from my new Sanyo FH1 recorded in 1080p60, 1080i60, and 1080p30 and output one new video file using the 1080i output setting. I then transferred it to my PS3 and it displayed with no problems on my 1080p LCD TV. Provisos to this statement:


                • Very short clips - 20-30 seconds
                • No transitions or effects applied
                • Minimal editing performed


                Yes, I do have a Core 2 Quad (Q6600) with 4GB or DDR2 Ram and Vista 64-bit, with HD vid card. I will let you all know further results as I discover them, but so far this is good news, because I want to keep using Proshow and PREL to handle my editing and output needs.


                Jay B.

                • 5. Re: Question about 1080p MP4 files as inputs
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Thank you for reporting. That info will benefit others. Please let everyone know of your progress and any problems that you encounter. All forum members will appreciate it.


                  Good luck,