Don't pick a random setting... you need to know the details of your file, starting with the camera brand/model you used
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
To be sure your project matches your video, See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF (right click PDF link to save PDF to your hard drive)
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
CS5 Premiere Pro Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/message/2738611
CS5 Tutorials http://bellunevideo.com/tutlist.php
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Thanks for your answer! I didn't pick a random setting. I choose the sequence which I thought matched my movies the most. I've bought the program for mac and here is the screenshot
The movies are shot with a Contour HD in .mov
Which sequence should I use and which export file? I understand that you can choose a seqeunce which matches the movie. Is there a way to do this with my excisting project? I allready made a lot of minutes and don't want to start over again if that is possible. I tried to copy everything but it allready has rendered in the other sequence so I get a red line in the new right sequence.
In the "old" sequence I always got a green and red line. Never a yellow one.
Last question: What is the best way to choose your sequence? In the beginnen from the list, or matching one of your movies?
Thanks have tried that! But I have a sequence with all my edits. When I copy paste them to the new macthed sequence some of the movies are yellow (the one with no effects) and the rest is red. Is this a problem? Can I render them again and they are back to "normal" again?
Red doesnt mean you have to render. It only means you might not get real-time playback. If its playing back in real time then you dont have to render it.
Thanks! But did the other wrong sequence changed my files or is it oke to copy? I have rendered them in the wrong sequence and want to put the original files with the edits in the right sequence.
Premeire doen NOT change your source footage if that is what you are asking.
Thank you very much! That is indeed what I wanted to know. I need to render the files because when I don't do that and I watch my sequence back it stagnates and it isn't a smooth movie.
What is the best export setting? Think I bought the program for nothing... Because this is working too
The best export really depends on what you want to do with your video.
Are you going to DVD or YouTube or Vimeo ?
There are presets for each when exporting.
I want have a video in the same qualtiy as the real movies and I want a video to share on facebook. When I had the wrong sequence I choose H.264 HDTV720P but there was less quality. Now with the new and rigth sequence I don't know which 2 presets I have to choose for the best quality and the facebook quality.
Im not to sure with Facebook but you might have to raise your bitrate to get a better quality.
This is all i found on Facebook.
Generally, the best format to upload is H.264 video with AAC audio in MOV or MP4 format. H.264 currently offers the best video compression available, and due to file size limitations, this format is the optimal choice for Facebook Video.
To avoid the rescaling of your video by Facebook's encoder, use a file with the larger edge of the video not exceeding 1280px. If your video is less than 1280px in size on the larger edge, try to keep your dimensions to multiples of 16px for best compression.
Keep the frame rate of your video at or below 30fps.
Use stereo audio with a sample rate of 44,100hz.
Great! And what about the preset for just the best quality. Do I have to match te sequence? (strange thing is you can't put the quality from 50 to 100 % because it is locked) Or is h.264 High quality HDTV720p the best (can't choose 60fps) and raise the bitrate?
I tend to not ever use the Match Sequence button.
Im always exporting to a specific format for something.
Thanks again. You are helping me so much!!! The best quality movie is not for facebook. I want to make 2 files. One for facebook and one just to save on my computer and show full screen to others. What should I choose for that?
For me I tend to just stick with the .h264 with my bitrate high and that gives me a nice copy viewing in HD
There are 3 questions about the export settings left and then I start and my questions is answered :-). I am so happy with your help!
My export settings now are:
h.264 - High Quality 720P - 59,97 fps
1. The standard bitrate is 6 and the maximum bitrate is 10. What do you recommend to put the bitrate on with these settings?
2. Do you recommend to choose for VBR pass 2? (I know what it means but I am wondering if you see a difference)
3. Do you recommend th choose for maximum render quality?
It all takes a lot more time to export and I am wondering if you see any difference when you change those 3.
1: I tend to just set the bitrate to 6-10 and find that good enough for me.
2: I tend to use VBR 2 pass myself.
3: I do tend to use maximum render quality. I figure the extra time spent exporting is worth the quality. The faster your computer the better the times are.
I hope your snowboarding videos come out well.
I remember when I was boarding I only had a Sony 8mm Viewcam. Much larger then your Contour HD.
We always found it hard to get out since we were haveing so much fun. With the Contour you can put it on and forget it.
The Contour and the Hero HD look nice. I like the waterproof of the Hero.
I havent boarded in about 6 years but need to get back on the slopes.
Hope this helps. If you dont like the rate you can always raise it.
Here is a quote from John Rofrano that I use for setting bitrates:
VBR has the potential to yield better quality for the same amount of bits. CBR will give the best quality at max bitrates.
To understand why this is, first you have to understand what they both mean because absolute qualitydepends on bitrate:
Variable Bit Rate means that you can vary the amount of bits used to represent a frame so that the overall average amount of bits-per-frame is achieved. It does this by stealing bits from frames with less information to encode (that don't need them) and giving them to frames that have more information to encode (and does need them).
Constant Bit Rate means that each frame uses the same amount of bits regardless of whether it needs them or not.
If you encode a video at 6Mbit CBR and 6Mbit VBR the VBR can have better quality. This is because it will vary the bitrate perhaps giving some frames as much as 8 or 9Mbit while others only 3 or 4Mbit but in the end it will average out to 6Mbit. CBR, on the other hand, will never give any frame more that 6Mbit. If there are frames that need more than 6Mbit to encode, CBR will look worse than VBR.
Having said that... if you are making DVD's and the DVD spec says that 9Mbit is the highest bitrate you can use, then a CBR 9Mbit is the best quality you can get because each frame will use all 9Mbit. So if your project will fit on the media at the max bitrate then CBR will give you the best quality. If it won't VBR 2-Pass should yield better results at the same bitrate.
BTW, VBR 2-Pass is a method of making 2 complete scans of the media, once to calculate the bits needed for each frame, then formulate a budget for where to best spend the bits, then a second pass to actually do the encoding. It takes some of the guess work out of budgeting bits which could make VBR 1-Pass look worse than CBR if bits are not allocated efficiently.