I just recently installed the updates, but the issues that the updates seemed to be solving were not related to these two issues.
Windows 7 Professional
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5506 @ 2.13 GHz 2.13 GHz (2 processors)
6.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800
We are outputting into .avi then using sorenson squeeze to convert to flv for upload to a CDN for use on the internet and elsewhere.
We have been using AE for over a month or two with this identical process without issue. This one video has been having these issues and we dont know why.
You say the issue occurs after export. What are the media specs, the sequence specs, and the exact export specs?
Does the exported file display any irregularity on local computer playback as well, or only after upload?
Our output settings are default AVI (DV Codec). Even though we have a quad-core machine with 8 gigs of RAM (I think, please check), RAM playback, even at ½ resolution is at something less than 30 fps, and it’s generally worst with After Effects compositions – so we can’t tell.
Does the DV file exhibit any issues?
Exporting a DV file, what do you use to create the online (I assume Flash) version?
Also, what are the media and sequence specs?
We convert using sorenson squeeze as stated above.
But the issue is prevalent way before we convert to flv. The issue is from premier to .avi. And sometimes even within premier itself.
Walk me through the process here. You start with what media? You bring it into which program first, PP or AE? You're using what sequence/comp settings? How do you get it from one program to the other? Which is used for the final export?
Media is raw footage recorded with a high def camera. Imported into Premier and cut into "selects". Then the selects are put together to form a topical video and the selects are then taken with a background image into AE where they are formated with presets. Then the select is brought back into premier and final touches are put on. The entire video is then exported as a .avi file which is then converted to flv via sorensen squeeze.
Good, now I'm understanding a bit more. (But not all.)
What kind of HD camera? What are the media specs? What sequence specs are used for that media?
How are the 'selects' brought into AE? Exported out of Premiere? If so, what are the details of that export? Is Dynamic Link used at all? What are the specs of the AE Comp used? How is the background image actually added, in PP, or AE?
Once done in AE, how are those selects brought back into PP?
Does the type of HD camera really pertain to the issue? With us never changing the camera, how does that relate to the issue with this one video? We have done multiple, multiple videos with this camera with no issue ever.
The background image is brought into PP the same way the video clips are, simply imported into a folder that keeps all of the images.
The "transfer" between the two (PP and AE) is simply done by selecting the video clip and the background image and right clicking them. Then selecting the After Effects option. The editing then takes place in AE and then saved, which then automatically applies those changes to that select within Premier. I do not know what the specific specs are as they are presets that are simply applied within AE. After bringing the select into AE, these two steps are taken:
1) General settings: http://img687.imageshack.us/i/aesettings.jpg/
2) Presets applied to vid and background image: http://img684.imageshack.us/i/aesettings2.png/
Then it is simply saved and closed.
One thing I noticed is that you say you're using an HD camera. (Whether the make and model matters or not depends on what it is, so it helps to know that.) Yet the AE Comp settings are 720 x 480 using square pixels. That's not even correct for SD media, let alone HD.
Whether or not that might cause your issues I won't say. It's just one thing I noticed that doesn't seem correct. The more details you provide, the better understanding we have of what's going on, and the more likely it is that someone here may spot the exact issue.
Our final output product is 720 x 480. We shoot HD and edit SD, purposefully. We shoot statically, not moving and get multiple field sizes out of a single shot.
I'm fresh out of ideas.