Simple. You use an AVCHD preset that EXACTLY matches what you have shot. You ought to know how you shot, nobody here can see or know that, so check how you made your shots and use that.
Alternatively, import your footage, drag a clip from the project panel and drop it on the New Item icon and the correct Sequence will be created.
Ditto what Harm said about YOU being the only one who knows how you have configured your camera... if you don't know, you need to do more reading in your camera manual, and check your settings in the camera's menu screen, so you DO know what you have told the camera to do when creating a file
I have a Sony Vixia and use the following setting...
-AVCHD 1080i30 (60i) square pixels, which is 16:9 interlaced 29.97fps 48khz audio
Knowing what I told the camera to do... I select an appropriate setting when I start CS5
My CS5/AVCHD 1st Impressions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/652694?tstart=0
say I'm done, what settings should I use?
That will depend on your delivery medium.
Ok, I think the trouble for me, is trying to understand what AVC HD 24M FX means. When it comes to video...I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Thanks for the replies.
AVCHD has bit depth, which is most likely the 24M you mention (keep reading your manual)
There is also frame rate, 23.97 or 29.97 being common
There is also (I think) progressive or interlaced
The setting I use is full size HD at 29.97 frames per second, which the camera sees as 1080i30 (60i) in the settings... and is the setting I use in CS5
I also happen to record at a 17 bit depth instead of 24, since my target is a DVD and 17 is all I need... if/when I someday go BluRay, I will tell the camera to use a 24 setting for bit depth to get the "richest" picture possible
Again... you need to check your camera so you know your exact settings... then use an appropriate Premiere preset
And, while I am not in Premiere right now, I don't think there is a preset setting for the 17 or 24 bit depth... only for the size and frame rate
And, while I am not in Premiere right now, I don't think there is a preset setting for the 17 or 24 bit depth...
For the simple reason that it is not possible. All video from consumer cams, be it DV, HDV, AVCHD, XDCAM-EX, DVCProHD, etc. is 24 bit depth only. 17 bits depth does not exist. Apart from some high-end cameras, all video is 8 bit depth per channel and thus with 3 channels are 24 bit.
You are talking about the compression, that gives you a data rate of 17, 24 or 28 Mbps or whatever is used in various cameras.
>compression, that gives you a data rate of 17, 24 or
Ah So!!! - OK... good to know
Anyway... the OP still needs to look at the menu screen on his camera to find out what settings he is using