6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2009 10:19 PM by Harm Millaard

    Which video format is best to import into PrPro?

    DC B. 09 Level 1

      I everyone:



      I seem to have a "lag issue" when trying to work with videos in my brand-new laptop.


      Here are the specs for the laptop:


      Dell Inspiron 17 w/Vista x64

      Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz/1066MHz FSB/ 3MB)

      4GB, DDR2, 800MHz 2 Dimm

      500G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive


      I have about 20 video files on my HDD that I took out of an HD camera. Each has the .MTS extension. The smallest one is 6MB in size and the largest one is around 100MB.


      So, even if I import the smallest file, the Source Monitor window plays it OK, but if I cut a segment out of it and place it on the timeline and then try to preview it in the window on the top right side of the screen (where it says "Program Sequence 01"), it plays but with a VERY visible lag.


      So I was thinking that maybe I need to convert these MTS files into something more manageable so that I'm able to work with those files in PrPro.


      Can someone suggest a video format for it and the best way to do it?


      Thanks in advance.