8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 30, 2009 1:42 AM by Harm Millaard

    My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle

    Lame Tigrrrr Level 1

      This not to make much of what I did but I'm very much happy for what I've gone through. So, please, just allow me to do this, ok?

       

      First, I want to give not-too-much emphasis on the fact that August 3, 2009 was the date I joined this forum and that this is the date I started using Pr Pro with only the simple knowledge that this software is used for video editing and nothing more.

       

      August 23, I finally finished my project, with little agonies though. Right after I started wondering how to "flatten" it (as in Photoshop layers) so I could burn it as a DVD movie until I stumbled on the "Export to Encore" thing. After reading some posts in the Encore forum, I learned that Encore is for DVD authoring and burning. While I was in Pr, I was wondering about this Encore chapter marks and easily assumed it has something to do with DVD chapters so I keep putting marks anywhere on my project that seemed worthy of getting "chaptered". With that little idea to start on, I exported my Pr project to En throught the "Export to Encore" command.

       

      After a few hours of rest (and negotiation), I started working on my exported project in Encore (in my friend's PC because I don't have Encore yet in mine and I can't just afford it right now. I wondered why my  friend  was too apprehensive in letting me use his Encore. I first thought it may have something to do with piracy. Only to find out that it was about pornography addiction. He got a lot of it that I almost forgot I went there to work on my DVD project).

       

      August 28: I put a big period on my project. A DVD video with chapters on the important parts of the entire wedding (from the dresses, to the entourage, to the mass, the wedding ceremony, the reception...), and with all the elements I wanted: the menus, fading to the background animated chapter buttons, a slideshow inside my first play menu background (pip). Anyone may wonder how I learned to make those buttons in just a week but I'd rather not state here because...never mind.

       

      Although my finished project may have many lapses and shortcomings, and that it still has wide room for its perfection, I am very much proud of it (and of myself, too, huh!).

       

      Why am I writing this post?

       

      1. I will be starting my next project (a wedding again) and I'm afraid I will be vexed again by this "conforming, indexing and peak file creation" thing. On my first project, Pr did in an endless loop even on the trimmed one. If anybody can, please help me on this.
      2. In Encore, I did a manual button routing which function well in the preview but did not in the DVD player (we tested other DVD video to see if the remote control is not functioning but it was really my DVD which has a problem). If someone may happen to read this post and would want to help me, please send your post to http://forums.adobe.com/post!reply.jspa?thread=481610.

       

      Aside from that, I've got more problems yet so far.

        • 1. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
          Jim_Simon Level 8
          I joined this forum...with only the simple knowledge that this software is used for video editing and nothing more.

          I've got more problems yet so far.

           

          Those two facts go hand in hand.  It really is best if one get a formal education in video production before attempting to produce videos.  Or at the very least, some on-the-job training with a video professional.  Otherwise, your job will continue to be more difficult than it needs to be.

           

          I don't have Encore yet in mine and I can't just afford it right now.

           

          Both Encore and OnLocation are included free with Premiere Pro.

          • 2. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
            Lame Tigrrrr Level 1
            Those two facts go hand in hand.  It really is best if one get a formal education in video production before attempting to produce videos.  Or at the very least, some on-the-job training with a video professional.  Otherwise, your job will continue to be more difficult than it needs to be.

            If this is about the last sentence, I'm sorry, what I meant to say is "...i've got no more problems yet, so far", except for the ones I mentioned. About getting some formal education in video production, I don't know if it really will always be good to me to go on with what I have been doing in the long time, put myself in "trouble" and begin asking if circumstances get really worse. Sitting and listening to lengthy discussions is often a boring process for me. Because not until I get my hands dirty, I will never know what's the dirt and how and where to start cleaning. In this case, I'll be your most boring student, yawning, farting, not interacting and not knowing at all what to know.

             

            Now, I am just confident of the knowledge I've accumulated since I begin using premiere and encore although I know I still have to dig deeper. With all those problems posted in its respective forum, I think I attained successfully what became a problem to others. I don't have technical problems except for my pv-gs85 not being recognized by Pr which I've worked around by using third party applications.

             

            I finished my very first DVD video without too much problem. My next goal is to get my stuff to the discriminating eyes of the pros for comments, suggestions, advices, and cajoles. I just don't know yet how to do it. While I was accumulating knowledge, I was amassing dirt, too. At this point, I can assure the video production gurus I'll be among there most eager student.

            • 3. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
              Jim_Simon Level 8
              what I meant to say is "...i've got no more problems yet, so far"

               

              Ah.  That is indeed a very different thing.

               

              Still, I do recommend a proper education first.  Even if it's just some night classes that get you working with cameras on day one.  There is much to know, and one is well served knowing it before trying to do it.

              • 4. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
                Lame Tigrrrr Level 1

                Couldn't I just leave the cameras to the video/photographer? I don't know if I'm correct but my impression is that shooting and video editing are two different things and the latter is the one that I have much interest.

                • 5. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
                  Harm Millaard Level 7

                  Even though your interest may be in editing, it is important to have an understanding of video cameras and how they can shoot in terms of resolution, framerate, progressive or interlaced, the codec used, the audio format, etc. in order to be an effective editor. And to warn the shooter about certain shots that are difficult to edit and show him alternatives for his shots, to make your life easier.

                  • 6. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
                    Lame Tigrrrr Level 1

                    Ah, ok. So, I really have to take lessons in video editing, huh? Oh, how I wish I can but there's no free lunch anywhere. I have to pay for it, of course.

                     

                    Know what, Harm? Back to my personality question, your personality, and perhaps the other ones' in this forum, and mine are in an extreme difference. You, meets with royal families. Me, oh! Don't you know that many provinces in the Philippines are without electricity? I am one of the many living in such provinces and I operate my pc only through power generator. About telephone lines, your guess. I periodically travel to town to rent in an internet cafe, bringing with me all the questions I want posted in this forum and anticipating possible answers. Yes, I wish I could take lessons in video production. But as of now, this forum is my school which is a little affordable for me. So, although I cherish the lessons I've  got from my direct experience, I am making this forum one of my rich source of reference. So,  I am thanking everybody posting their problems in video production and everybody answering them here.

                     

                    LT.

                     

                    PS.

                     

                    I think you don't have to mind the second paragraph. It's out of your concern, anyway.

                    • 7. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
                      Harm Millaard Level 7

                      I understand your problems, so I include some links that may be helpful to read, in order to get some basic education:

                       

                      http://www.adamwilt.com/

                      http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp_ind.htm

                      http://www.videotidbits.com/

                       

                      Maybe these are useful.

                      • 8. Re: My first Pr (and Encore) experience - The Chronicle
                        Lame Tigrrrr Level 1

                        Oh, wonderful! How touched I am. I can feel you love me, guys. Thank you veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery much. Tears, tears, tears...