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Have you set up your Premiere Elements 9 project for 1280x720 AVCHD Lite?
If your Premiere Elements project is set up with the proper preset, you should not see a red line above your clips when you add them to your timeline. Is this the case?
You must also be using a fully licensed version of the product. This type of video will not load into a free trial of the program since certain components need to activate.
Thanks for yore reply. I have set it up using PAL AVCHD Lite 720p25 (also tried 24).
I see a red line above the clip.
Preview in the Organizer works OK.
I use a full licenced version, no trial.
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If, with the correct Project Preset used, you are still getting the wrong FPS, I would suggest using Interpret Footage, and adjusting the FPS to whatever your cellphone shoots at.
Good luck, and welcome to the forum.
Yes, with Interpret Footage I can set correct fps, however audio is not correct. It seems the audio is streched and the pitch gows very low. The audio that is streched is the first part with the same length as the original clip (with wrong fps).
It seems most other tools can interpret the clip correctly except Premiere Elements. I can even edit it with MovieMaker (and I prefer not beeing forced to use it).
I've also concidered batch conversion with e.g. VoltaicHD but it is an extra time consuming step which should not be neccessary.
If WMM is handling the footage fine, I would Import into that, and if you want more of the PrE features, just Export from WMM in something that PrE can work with. Import that into PrE and finish the editing. What is available will depend on the version of WMM that you have installed.
You might also have luck using QT Pro (US$29 upgrade/unlock) to convert that footage, as it usually handles MP4's nicely.
What output format would be prefered for Premiere Elements when converting mp4 by QT Pro?
Thanks for your help,
Is this version of Premiere Elements 9 patched? I mean they said they fixed a lot of "issues" in the patch, here's hoping this is one of it..
I have PE 9.0.1, downloaded 1 Jan. No available updates.
Did you shoot HD, or SD with the cellphone? That will determine the ideal format/CODEC for PrE.
- Nokia N8 will shoot HD quality 720p, 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
I've tested this as well on both PPro CS5 & PRE9. Found that 25fps is what you need to interpret the footage as.
I checked VLC it reported it with the framerate 24.771396 .
The summary in the beginning of the post shows a different fps.
To me it sounds like the Nokia N8 doesn't really comply or is able to create the files correctly and that Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements 9 isn't able to get the right data and therefore just sets it to 500.
But that's why interpret footage is there. So that you can manually interpret footage that PRE or PPro doesn't understand.
Thanks for your reply. Interprete footage does not solve the problem fully, see my previous reply
"with Interpret Footage I can set correct fps, however audio is not correct. It seems the audio is streched and the pitch gows very low. The audio that is streched is the first part with the same length as the original clip (with wrong fps)."
Maybe Nokia N8 does not comply but why is only PrE9 that has problem detecting correct fps?
Admittedly when I tested it in Premiere Pro and PRE 9 I just put the clip in without hearing the sound (for both programs).
I tried both programs again now and indeed the sound is not interpreted right. What seems to happen is that the sound is getting stretched out with the video, but if you keep the fps to 500 the sound seems to be correct.
This peaked my intrest, so I renamed the file to .avi and the file was then interpreted correctly when it comes to video.
Sound however was missing.
I checked with VLC what codec the sound was using, which was AAC. Downloaded an AAC codec (CoreAAC directshow filter) and put the renamed AVI file into the timeline and the sound was there too.
So renaming the file to .avi and downloading the AAC codec (CoreAAC directshow filter) worked for me at least.
NB! I do not know how good/efficient the AAC filter is, so use at own risk.
Thanks for your reply! Renaming the file to .avi seems to work for me too and I also got audio without changing codec
This is a for sure a resonable workaround but I don't concider the problem fully solved yet.
I have also filed a case with Adobe Customer support who seem to be working on it. I'll let you know the outcome.
Thanks all for your support!
any more progress Uffe? I dont mind the workaround too much but I'd sure like it to work as is.
Nope. No progress. No time for research either (spring in south Sweden so its garden work etc ).
Yes, it seems to produce correct result after importing.
Thanks for your help.
Yes the new DLL from Adobe did solve the problem that was equally bugging me for the past few days. I got my workaround (prior to the fixed DLL)
1. use any good video format converter; I successfully used iskysoft video converter ultimate for this.
2. in the converter, convert to a HD AVI with the settings of 1280*720, 30fps and leave the others as default
3. the converter will convert the Nokia N8's MP4 video format to an .AVI file of the same name (of your video clip)
4. in PE9, create a new project with the settings of 1280x720 AVCHD Lite 25fps (as correctly mentioned by Steve, though even if you chose something else like HDV 720p25, it will still be OK)
5. 'Get Media' the clip as you normally would and drop it into the timeline - but wait - it requires RENDERING before all is smooth - after this - all ok.
But thank goodness for the DLL - it solved it all.
I have the same problem with CS5 + Nokia C7: changing mv4 to avi, it work!