Premiere mistakenly identified the file as 29.97 FPS.
That's not a mistake. That's how the video was actually recorded.
What is the final destination of the video - Blu-ray, DVD, computer playback, Internet, several of the above?
I meant Premiere did not interpret the video as a 23.976 clip captured in the 60i file. (This is why I tried Cineform, as I thought this might be a cause of the stutter.)
For this clip I was simply trying to export to 5mbps H.264 to view on a PC or upload. I tried both the H.264 and H.264 Blu-Ray settings and adjusted the output bit rates to get to an ~5 average. I tried 1 and 2 pass. I also tried to change the resolution from 1080p to 720p to see if that would make any difference. (I did not touch the audio settings) I also selected the high quality rendering option. None of these things seem to make a difference. I am embarrased to say my first 2 exports with the Cineform .AVI setting seemed to yield no file - or else I cannot find the file.
I am confident that the stutter is not a product of my PC unable to play any of the .MP4 files (as the originals play perfectly) but I cannot be 100% sure.
Funny thing is all the attempts trying different settings is what I remember from using Premiere 14-15 years ago - I sort of hoped that part had been fixed by now.
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I don't know if this will help you at all or not, but I seem to recall some time ago I got a call about this same thing from an editor friend - H.264 Quicktime files that wouldn't play right. After doing some tests, I found that the files Adobe Media Encoder CS4 was exporting wouldn't play back with Quicktime right - but they seemed to playback just fine everywhere else. I opened them up in Adobe Media Player - played fine. In PPro and AE - played fine...everywhere but the Quicktime player. Check the clips somewhere else and see how the play. Also, make sure you're running the latest updated version of Adobe Media Encoder - 4.1 I think.
Again, not sure if that helps or not...
I meant Premiere did not interpret the video as a 23.976 clip captured in the 60i file.
That's OK. You edit in a 1080i/30 sequence anyway. And then export out as such.
Thanks, I had not thought about trying something other than WMP to play the file. When I tried PowerDVD I found the 720P exports to stutter as much as with WMP but the 1080p 23.976 exports played much better - though still not as smooth as the originals. (It is pretty close) When I tried to import one of the newer clips to Vimeo it played fairly smoothly as well - though still not as smooth as the original.
I am going to try a few other clips and see if this was something specific to this clip (which had camera motion - tough on a GH1 in 24P mode) or something with Premiere.
Hi there,just saw your post and think to have similiar problem, which i believe is the fault of AME.
My Exported file is playing fine until 40mins of the 60mins, after that when i choose later time in point it freezes for 10-20secs untlil it continues to play the image itself. I had worse problem using mpeg 2 as it only exported 29mins out of 60mins even though it left AME "succesfull" LOL !
One thing i noticed though is we both run Windows 7 - 64bit! I wonder if the issue is related to that?
I have had stuttering issues as well playing exported FLV and MP¤ files (H.264) - running Windows 7 64 bit and PPro CS4 on a High-End system.
First I thought it was because I made a upgrade from Vista 64 and not a clean install.
It could also be something with Windows 7 and CS4 not working to well together - know there are some issues there as well....
I also tried to see if any antivirus software did something bad - excluding the Adobe-folder from realtime viruschecking.
But then I remembered having some stuttering issues early last year - before I did upgrade to Windows 7 - 64 bit. And what did I do to get rid of them at that time?
I suddenly found out that my issues at that time was connected to Apple software - iTunes and Quicktime.
So I tried to uninstall iTunes and all other Apple software (Safari etc. I had just made an update 15.3.2010) and the problems with stuttering dissapeared. I can now export media (FLV/MP4) and playback without any stuttering
I can´t get rid of the thought that Apple might be trying to make things run bad on PCs - getting people to change to Mac....hope not thats what is going on here....