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That's a lot of cover in one post, where. Is there one specific question or issue we can help you with?
BTW, you can jump from cut to cut on your timeline using Page Up and Page Down.
Hi Steve, thanks, that pageu/d was the answer I needed, Thank you, I am having a tough time in my final assembly because of all the crashes, I must be on the hairy edge.
I was just posting the rest of that in the hopes that the adobe people look at their memory issues.
Adding to the previous 4 issues...
#5...getting little audio burps after pasting together uncompressed 2-minute sections right at the intersection yet there is no audio there in the pieces. Dont have any further clues on that one, the pieces play fine.
#6 Clear a uncompressed video clip from a track and immediately try to move the time marker or zoom, BOOM. memory message and crash all in a blink.
#7 Just wonder what this is....Top right corners of both the audio and video tracks in a uncompressed avi are shaded. Not always, just one of them???
Thanks for any help
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I'm not sure why you're using uncompressed video, but that actually could be contributing to your issues. Premiere Elements uses a DV-AVI workflow, and that, rather than uncompressed AVI, is the ideal format to work with in this program. Uncompressed video is actually ungainly -- a good five times the size of DV video -- and most computers choke trying to work with it.
Besides, it gives you no advantage in Premiere Elements since, because of the way the program works, whatever you put into it gets turned into DV-AVIs before the program can work with it anyway. That's why you're likely having to render your video all the time and why you're seeing so much lugging and crashing.
You want to use a video format that, when you add it to your timeline, has neither a red nor green line above it on the timeline. DV-AVIs in a project set up for DV has no lines above it until you add an effect or transition to it, and the program uses it very efficiently.
As for the little "flag" or flap or shade on the upper corner of some of your videos, if you're describing what I think you're describing, that's an indicator that your video is completely untrimmed. If you trim off a bit of the end of your video, this corner flap will disappear. If you untrim your video clip all the way, it will return.
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Steve, unfortunately, I am doing, for the most part, what any engineer does, and any instructor balks at, flying blind...or nearly so. I am so used to intuitive CAD or engineering or even audio editing software, that when this project came up, doing a video presentation for potential licensees of an invention, I thought, "I can do that". Yipes, has this been a life-lesson, there is one heck of a lot of technique here!
As soon as this project is out of the way, we're talking a couple days now, I will read everything I can. I'm in survival mode, I have 2 presentations that are time and $$$ critical I must do in a week or so. I have read some of the stuf online and have another book (regrettably, not yours) and I am freaking out.
So I should be saving (to computer) as DV NTSC Standard or widescreen, and NOT uncompressed?
I'm sure I mentioned that was what I was using (uncomp) in another forum and I guess nobody caught it. I assumed you work in uncompressed to maintain sharp edges, etc in my BMP animations. Some encoding wrecks sharp transitions in video.
Again DV NTSC? Want to be sure.
That could be it, those files are Ginormous!!!
If you are Exporting, with intent on Importing into another Project for either assembly, or additional editing, then DV-AVI Type II w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV, or something like the Lagarith Lossless CODEC, are as good as it gets. This is for SD Projects.
Are you guys using software with different options?
The options under "save to a PC" for Pre8 are:
Then under AVI are:
DV NTSC Standard
DV NTSC Widescreen
DV PAL Standard
DV PAL Widescreen
Uncompressed Microsoft AVI
DV NTSC Mono
DV NTSC Widescreen Mono
Microsoft AVI mono
Uncompressed Microsoft AVI mono
Nothing about DV-AVI type II
Under "Advanced" I do have the proper audio rate and such but the "Lagarith Lossless encoder" is not an option
currently it is just "DV NTSC"
There ARE other options, Cinepak Codec by Radius, Divx 6.8.5 Codec (2 logical CPUs), (mine) DV NTSC, DV PAL, Indeo video 5.10, Indeo Video R3.2, Indeo Video R4.5, Intel IYUV codec, Microsoft RLE, Microsoft Video 1, Uncompressed UYVY 422 8bit
But not yours...
I used to work for Columbia Records Recording Research Div ((WAY back) and we never encoded or compressed anything and my experience with video elsewhere is it it trashes edges, so I chose uncompresses for reitterative editing, it SEEMED to make sense! I need sharp video.
Ditto. Share/Personal Computer/DV-AVI. (In version 8, it's just called AVI -- but it's a DV-AVI by default.)
It should make a world of difference in your performance and Premiere Elements' stability.
It sure is WAY faster... I'm reencoding my chapters now, it'll be a while but it wails compared to before.
I'll let you know how the video looks when done!
Friday night, almost 11pm and the both of you are sitting in front of a PC talking to a goofball, seat-of-the-pants video editor.
I hope you have more exciting plans for tomorrow!
I'm just sorry it took you this long to get to this basic stuff.
Hope things work well for you. I'm going to call it a night.
Finished recompiling 8 chapters in DV AVI and burned a disc.
Looking at this with my very discerning eye, I would say there is a visible (to me) difference, with the uncompressed being slightly sharper. There are some fine details in the bitmaps that are a little less sharp BUT, in no way is this "improvement" (probably not visible to others) worth the aggrivation and monster files, almost consistently 8 times larger !!!
I used to evaluate video monitor technologies for commercial applications, so I really look for edge detail but I'd be really surprised if anyone else could see it.
I bet my crashes drop by a factor of 8 too!
Thanks one more time, awesome support on a late Friday night!
Steve Grisetti wrote:
I'm a little worried Steve - are they all poorly sighted and hard of hearing in your neck of the woods? All those fireballs crossing the sky and crashing - yet not one of those in the car park seems to have noticed.
Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children
Actually, Neale, this time of year those fireballs feel pretty good!
Entrepreneurialism often comes with little or no support staff and unmanageable tasks, with no time to accomplish them in. It's exciting and terrifying all in one.
I made some assumptions about my abilities and comitted to a video I can't afford to pay someone else to do, after 2 years of self-funded development.
Without your support, I would never finish this video, and with it, I am a couple days from that goal. And i think the results are really great. Yes, I did not take the required time to study the process first, and I paid for it. Boy, did I pay for it.
Let this be a lesson to those who might follow in my path!