3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2011 3:02 PM by Butch2oc

    Black lines & Poor quality

    johhny525 Level 1

      Dear all,


      Recently I have recorded some raw fraps footage (avi format, 3.9gb each) which I want to edit within Premiere Pro, however I have two problems, these are that:


      1. There are black lines above and below the video, my screen resolution is 1680 x 1050 and they have been recorded as such. There must be a way to crop these lines out and I would greatly appreciate it if someone could steer me in the right direction.


      2. The quality output by the Media Encoder is very poor, I am not sure if my software is working incorrectly or what is going on, but the quality of the final product is disproportionally poor to the input of the fraps file. I have tried encoding with H.264 and Windows Media Player codecs but to no avail. So any help in that departement would be welcomed.


      If you need anymore information please just ask.


      Thanks for reading this and I hope you know more than me

        • 1. Re: Black lines & Poor quality
          Butch2oc Level 1

          Try dragging a clip from your project window to the new item icon at base of project window. This will create a sequence utilising the clips properties.

          As you have not provided details of the black lines I can only assume a possible aspect ratio issue so the above may help you out there.

          As for your encoder issue... if you have corrected the above then try an export from the encoder and select the match sequence settings.

          This should get you on the way to solving your issues. If none of this works you need to provide more info as to exactly what your poor quality exports look like etc. i.e. does it look like interlacing issues? or frame rate issues or a possible quality switch issue etc etc. We need to know more details to help.



          • 2. Re: Black lines & Poor quality
            johhny525 Level 1

            Thanks for the reply


            I did what you said (dragged the clip to the new item icon) and it seems to work. There are still black lines, but they seem to go on full screen mode.


            I have taken the liberty of uploading just a dummy clip to YouTube to show you the extent of the degradation of the quality: (sorry that its a WoW video ^^)




            The frame rate seems fine, but the quality is far poorer than that of the original Fraps. I dont think its an interlacing problem either (although I wouldnt know an interlacing problem if I fell over one)


            Hopefully that helps

            • 3. Re: Black lines & Poor quality
              Butch2oc Level 1

              It appears your video has been removed... did you try an export using sequence settings?