Can you please give details on your system, and also on the Project/Sequence Preset, plus the Assets on the Timeline?
Bill, I'm not in front of the computer right now and will get back to you on this information. The assets are usually 4 or 6 AVI files that contain the video and audio, and maybe a couple single frames for graphics created from Photoshop and inserted as JPEG's and a title scroll.
I'll let you know Bill thanks
When you do report back, please go into more detail on the source footage, as AVI is but a wrapper, and can contain all sorts of stuff. This ARTICLE will give you a bit of background, plus tips on how to gather the info.
I shoot with Panasonic DVX100B onto Mini DV. I then go from MiniDV through another smaller panasonic camera (so I don't use up the DVX100 time) through a Panasonic program called MotionDV to get the data onto the computer. The resulting files are AVI files which I import into the timeline.
I'll get the system info later
Thanks. If the miniDV tapes were Captured in PrPro over FireWire, they would be DV-AVI Type II's w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV - as good as it gets. Going through the other program might yield something totally different, though with the AVI file extension. Might be DV-AVI Type II though, and if so, should not be an issue.
Ran Gspot on one of my AVI's. I use firewire from my panasonic to the computer.
Here's the info on the AVI file that I happen to have at work on my external HD from home.
Size: 12.7 GB (13,032 MB / 13,345,176
Note: 7.98GB unneeded bytes at end of file
DV Type 2 AVI
Multipart OpenDML AVI(5 parts), "rec list" style
(108066 frames in first part, 0 frames follow)
Codec PCM Audio
Info: 48000HZ 1536 kb/s tot (2 chnls)
Stat; No Codec Required
Name: DVC/DV Video
Status: Codec(s) are installed ***note this it my computer at work not home, I will check Gspot again at home
The rest looks like standard info.
I did a DXDIAG on both my machine at work and at home to compare. The machine at work seems to handle the premiere to encore process more regularily and the machine at home is the one that is giving me a problem. The DXDIAG spewed out a wack of differences, here are the basic ones that I think are affecting the premiere/encore process.
Work Machine Home Machine
Intel Pentium Dual Processor 3.0GHZ Intel Core Quad 8200 2.33GHZ
Memory 3072MB Memory 3326 MB
XP Pro SP3 XP Pro SP3
Chip Set: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 Chip Set: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000
Sound Device: Realtek HD Audio Sound Device: Blackmagic Audio
Sound Device: Realtek HD Audio
***Note*** The Blackmagic Audio is the the default sound and voice playback on the home machine
***Note*** The Reaktek HD drivers are different versions on both machine
There are a bunch of differences in the System Devices. The home machine has something mostly called PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge, and the work machine has PCI Express.
There are a bunch of differences in the DirectX dlls. But most of them are the same bit sizes, but different dates.
My versions of software are slightly different:
Premiere 4.1.0 Premiere 4.2.1
Encore 4.0.1.048 Encore 4.0.1.048
Device Central 2.0.0 Device Central 2.1.0
Media Encoder 220.127.116.114 Media Encoder 4.2.0.006
Bridge 18.104.22.1684 Bridge 22.214.171.1244
Appreciate your help, thanks