My guess is that you're trying to edit a file that was not intended for editing.
Using Premiere, stick to media you shot yourself using standard camera formats - DV, DVCPRO HD, HDV.
I do not see how this can be an issue. A video file is a video file and Premiere is meant to be a video editor. Yes some of our clips are from DVD but these are not copy protected DVD's. We create showreels for clients and its never been an issue. If the file format is supported then there shouldn't be an issue.
A video file is a video file and Premiere is meant to be a video editor.
(Oh, boy. How do I say this? Hmmm. I need to try and not be rude about it...)
Premiere Pro is a professional level editor meant for professionals who generally work with standard camera formats. I strongly recommend becoming a professional - getting a formal education, getting some real world work experience for an established company - before you try using Premiere Pro.
For those who do not wish to go that route, there are plenty of us who have and depend on such folks for our livelihood. We welcome the work.
For the amateur who just wishes to play around, there are consumer programs better suited. (Some even free.)
Your assumptions are totally incorrect. I am very able at using Premiere and After Effects. I have not given any reason for you to doubt or challenge this. I was hoping for help with a technical problem and not a lecture of how 'amateur' my editing skills are. Without any evidence or prior knowledge your assumptions are unfounded and unjust.
Premiere Pro is a very sophisticated and advanced application which can be used by Professionals. It can also be used by anyone who can afford it, even those who wish to experiment.
I believe this forum to be a medium to assist those in Adobe's products. Should anyone else have a solution to solve my issue with Premiere hanging or freezing, please let me know
First, work through all of the steps here http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with the DETAILS asked for in the questions at the end of that link
AVI means nothing... I could save a MS Word file as myfile.AVI but that does not mean that Premiere will edit the file
The CODEC inside the file is the key... see the questions at the end of the link I provided, and the utilities to determine the file details
Some files are meant to edit (DV AVI type 2 with 48khz sound) and other files are meant to view only
Follow the steps in the first two lines of this reply, and report back with DETAILS of computer and the files
Thank you John.
As I understand, AVI is a container which can be a multitude of differing formats. I will use 'GSpot' and let you know the codec being used.
I will also try the steps included on that wiki page. Appreciate your help.
One last thing. If the codec being used is incorrect or not ideal, could you tell me a supported method of taking video from a DVD and placing it into Premiere for editing? These DVD's are not copy protected, they are recorded clips from client show reels. I believe we are currently using a third party application (perhaps ImToo) to rip. Again, if this is not ideal I would like to try your supported method which may help solve the issue.
Thank you John.
Google convert vob avi
You need to convert the vob files on the dvd to dv avi type 2 with 48khz sound
Be aware that converting a (highly compressed) view only format to an edit format WILL result in a loss of quality
There are other programs that directly edit MPEG files (that is what a vob is) with better results... I don't use any, but I do have some saved links in the section of my Adobe notes page concerning editing compressed files
Just to let you know. It wasn't anything to do with the codecs or video files themselves. In fact, my first thought of data transfer rate was right.
One of the HD's was no longer operating in DMA mode. This HD stored some of the video files in the project and was the sole area for Premiere's scratch disk locations. I tried removing the controller from device manager but it reinstalled in the same condition. I therefore tried setting it back to DMA mode manually via the registry. Took a while to find the right key. When I restarted all was back to normal.
The only thing we can think caused this was an update to our CD writing software. In any case, the HD is back to DMA and now all the videos play perfectly once more.
Appreciate all your help. You've given me a lot of tips and that Wiki page is very useful.