5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2010 12:59 PM by the_wine_snob

    Get media from .VOB files using the rules.txt file

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      Premiere Elements

       

      I am trying to get media into my projects in the correct aspect ratio.

       

      The media I am trying to get is a VOB file in widescreen format 16:9 nevertheless the files is shown as 4:3. I know that i can change the way the media appears through the "interpret footage" command. But i really would like to get my media imported correct. I guess this can be achieved via editing the rules.txt (according to the online help). But I really don't know what to change in the file.

       

      Video file format is (reported by third party software):

       

      Video
      ID                                    : 224 (0xE0)
      Format                             : MPEG Video
      Format version                  : Version 2
      Format profile                   : Main@Main
      Format settings, Matrix     : Default
      Bit rate mode                   : Variable
      Bit rate                            : 9 400 Kbps
      Width                              : 720 pixels
      Height                             : 576 pixels
      Display aspect ratio          : 16/9
      Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
      Standard                          : PAL
      Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
      Scan type                        : Interlaced
      Scan order                       : Top Field First
      Bits/(Pixel*Frame)            : 0.907

       

       

      The get properties from file command reports these properties:

       

      File Path: …

      Type: MPEG movie

      File size: 205,1 MB

      Image size: 720x576

      Pixel Depth: 32

      Frame Rate: 29,97

      Source Audio …

      Project Audio …

      Total Duration: 00;06;42;29

      Average Data Rate 521 KB / second

      Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1,094

       

      It seems that the two sources agree though there are deviances in Frame rate!.

       

      I have tried to edit the rules.txt file, but I am not sure exectly what to fill in. I think i have to correct one of these lines. Can anybody help me to identify what the correct settings are?

       

      # assume ATSC 704x480 in any format is D1 aspect
      704, 480, *, *, * = 648/720, *, *, *

      # assume NTSC DV is D1 aspect
      720, 480, *, *, * = 648/720, *, *, *

      # NTSC D1 is D1 aspect
      720, 486, *, *, * = 648/720, *, *, *

      # PAL D1/DV
      720, 576, *, *, * = 768/720, *, *, *

      # only adds a custom pixel aspect ratio to the UI
      # uncomment the next line to try it out
      # 0, 0, 0, "0000", * = 10/11/"Custom Aspect", *, *, *