How do you get video from camera to computer?
As far as I know, from reading other AVCHD messages, you need to copy the entire folder from camera to computer and then import into PPro from within that hard drive folder... so all of the file's metadata is intact... not just individual files
Thanks for the reply John T:
The video transfer to the computer takes place via USB connection. The camera's flash drive contains a "VIDEO" folder and the video files (e.g. HDV_1009.MP4) are self contained as opposed to the Panasonic P2's which break the media up into numerous files in folders. There were a couple of other folders on the camera's flash drive, so I took your advice and copied everything to my media drive and tested an *.MP4 on the Premiere timeline. Unfortunately the video's frames continue to play back out of sequence in places. Good suggestion though and I appreciate it. I'm thinking this issue MAY have something to do with my ATI 4800 card. I put this system together before Mercury, and as I mentioned, I will be updating my video card to an Nvidia 560.
OK... last thought... just to be 100% sure everything matches, try the "new item" process instead of manually choosing a preset
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666?tstart=0
I edit mp4 files from my wife's Flip (don't have the model handy) and have never had any problems... so I wonder if the maker of your camera has "tweaked" the basic codec in some way?
http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/camera-camcorder/camcorders/hd-camcorders/HMX-H200BP/XS E/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=specification says 3 recording resolutions and formats of h.264
Have you tried a different resolution/format?
http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/camera-camcorder/camcorders/hd-camcorders/HMX-H200BP/XS E/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support shows a 6-3-2010 firmware update... would that apply to your camera?
I made an incorrect assumption. The camera outputs MPEG 4 H.264 codec. I always use the "New Item" feature at the bottom of the Bin and thought (assumed) it was AVCHD because it's not an expensive camera. I tried doing a custom preset and the jitters seem better, but are still there. I'm upgrading my computer late next week to 16GB ram, adding in an Nvidia 560 and getting another large media drive. This is a weird motherboard and only has 4 RAM slots. According to Gigabyte, the RAM will still run in triple channel mode even if all four slots are occupied.
I found that if I bring the Samsung MPEG 4's into Media Encoder and export as an uncompressed AVI, the jitters go away. The files are HUGE though. I may spring for Cineform's Neoscene. It outputs a large file size but these files go easy on computer resources in Premiere.
I did try the Samsung firmware update. Unfortunately it didn't help.