From what video camera did you get the material, what codec is used and how did you ingest with what sequence settings?
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To me it sounds like the capability of your system to play back the video in the program monitor in real time. But your system looks pretty good.
Any improvement when you change the playback quality in the Program Monitor window options?
What happens if you use "vanilla" SD DV footage?
When you bring your footage into the project, does PP spend much time "conforming" it (progress bar, bottom right corner of app window)? Does it come in with or without a render line above the footage?
Basically soem of the footage is in AVI format (Codec is DivX) I barely use my own cam (it is rather a photo cam, but it has recording function -- I know it sux, but hey, I dont do much video anyways -- but that is 640x480 Avi with some oldcodec) so the footage is from other sites and with different codecs. Mainly Divx Xvid
I have Ace Mega Codecs Pack 6.01... I think but it is the latest as well... with additional: FFDshow, Xvid, Divx, and MKV-OGM format.
All the materials I use play back perfectly.
All settings remain the Adobe Preset (factory settings)... I have tried personal settings, but the same problem exists. It is not the codec from what I can tell, becouse all players including the Windows Media Player plays back everything OK.
No iprovement whatsoever.
Changing resolution to 320x240 still the same... converting vids to this resolution... still the same... Using uncompressed formats (huga filesize) still nothing... DV formats... still nothing.
"What happens if you use "vanilla" SD DV footage?" <- donno about this, describe it for me pls
When importing the confirmation tikes seconds up to a minute, but nothing out of the ordinairy. And no render lines.
And it is not just the playback... if i export this out to a video file (conversion too) the same thing happens... when playing back all i get is 3-4 frames of video footage and total of 4 mins of audio footage.
The problem is that when I import the same videos to After Effects CS4 the same thing happens... Some footage is MPG... i will check if that is the problem...
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Ah, DivX... that sounds like the issue to me. Forget CODEC packs: nightmare.
AFAIK, neither DivX or XVid are formally supported in PP.
If your footage is so small, what's the reasoning behind using a 1080 preset? that seems odd to me.
First of all uninstall every codec pack you have ever installed, unless you enjoy reformatting your hard drive and reinstalling Windows and programs.
Next convert everything from whatever codec is in it (Divx, XVid, or whatever) to MS DV AVI type2. Use Google to find a suitable converter. Accept the quality hit you will suffer, but that is inherent to trying to edit delivery formats, that were only intended for watching, not editing.
I will check your solutions in a few mons... Altough this will greatly impact my video playback capabilitios won't it?
The reason to use 1080p is simple... I edit video with HD format, for clients. This means I have to crop/resize/clean de noise and filter their video footage, to maximum possible quality. Damn you HD era... everything nowadays is HD and ppl need their videos updatet to the size and resolution standard... at least they pay good, so I dont ask any stupid questions...
Thanks for the Codec idea, I will get it done in a sec.
Now I know what the issue is... you were right I was the idiot for trying to use video playback codecs for video editing... what a n00b I am. After converting everything to DV format everything is perfect... besides the usual resolution issues But nothing can be perfect.
Thank you for the help guys!
Owe you one ^^
Glad this solved your issue. Happy editing, and one more remark if I may, you mentioned 1080 HD format, which presumably your source is not. If you want to upscale this material to HD resolution, have a look at the InstantHD Pro plug-in from RedGiant. It is about the best way to increase resolution if your original material does not have it. Scale will give too much quality hits.