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Re: How long does it take to finalize a DVD?
by Jeff Pulera on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:28:23 pm
in the Event Videographers Forum
Hi Al, From my experience using a few different brands on stand-alone DVD recording decks, a couple of minutes is all that is needed to "Finalize" the disc so you can hand it to the customer. Will not play in other DVD players until Finalized.
Re: DVD headache
by Jeff Pulera on Jun 13, 2012 at 6:15:33 pm
in the DVD Authoring Forum
If you have Premiere CS5 or newer, and the DVD is not copy-protected, copy the VIDEO_TS folder from disc to your hard drive, then IMPORT the .vob files directly into Premiere to edit, no ripping needed. Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Burning to DVD
by Jeff Pulera on Jun 13, 2012 at 6:09:26 pm
in the DVD Authoring Forum
Hi Kevin, Your video SOURCE (camera files) can be ANY size, up to and including uncompressed, as this has nothing to do with any limitations on the delivery format (files will be compressed for DVD at the end). By shooting at 7mbps, you have limit
Re: creating watermark
by Jeff Pulera on May 30, 2012 at 1:25:51 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Sheree, Across any video clip on your timeline, you should see a yellow line - this controls the Opacity of the clip. Just slide it down to achieve the desired level of transparency. Also, highlight the clip and then go the Effects Controls
Re: PP CS5.5 Best Timeline Preset fro AVCHD to SD DVD
by Jeff Pulera on May 25, 2012 at 6:29:09 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi Martin, As you figured out already, edit in a Sequence that matches your footage. For Export, use File > Export > Media to open Adobe Media Encoder, and choose "MPEG-2 for DVD" as the Format. For the Preset, choose "NTSC Widescreen High Quality
Re: Encore CS5.1 forcing transcode on Mpeg-2
by Jeff Pulera on May 24, 2012 at 6:27:27 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Hi Bobby, A couple of possibilities - 1) the MPEG-2 file isn't fully Blu-ray compliant 2) Maybe your default encode preset in Encore is set to H.264? Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: full quality export - 7D footage
by Jeff Pulera on May 23, 2012 at 7:18:11 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Jon, Truth is, you should not WANT to export to the SAME format you shot in. In order to squeeze as much video as possible onto a memory card, the video is very highly compressed in the camera. While this works pretty well for acquisition, tho
Re: Re-Editing MV2 Files = Quality Loss?
by Jeff Pulera on May 23, 2012 at 2:58:03 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Any time you add another encoding pass to any video file, there is some degree of loss. Whether it is noticeable or not can depend on many factors. If the source file has a high data rate (good quality) and you re-encode high quality again then might
Re: Avid to Encore Problems
by Jeff Pulera on May 23, 2012 at 2:55:24 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Hi Jamie, If you have Encore, you must also have Premiere. Import the video into Premiere. Check the Properties of the clip there to see what the field order is reported as. HD is Upper field. If it is wrong, you can right-click and choose "Modify
Re: MPG Video Imported into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is Blurrier Than Original MPG File
by Jeff Pulera on May 22, 2012 at 8:57:47 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Does the Sequence Setting match the footage? If for instance you put a 320x240 clip into a 720x480 sequence, it will be blown up and won't look as good then Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Multiple Files
by Jeff Pulera on May 22, 2012 at 8:56:13 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Martin, Depending on the file format used on the memory cards, they may have a 4GB file size limit and therefore the longer video files are broken up into contiguous chunks. It is good that you are copying ALL folders to the computer drive.
Re: Conforming before Encode in Encore
by Jeff Pulera on May 22, 2012 at 2:14:50 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Hi Cody, Does Encore actually say that it is "Conforming" or maybe you are referring to "Transcoding"? The latter meaning "encoding video to MPEG-2 and audio to AC-3 Dolby". I've never seen Conforming in Encore Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbo
Re: full quality export - 7D footage
by Jeff Pulera on May 21, 2012 at 9:31:04 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Jon, There are different schools of thought on this. Some might say uncompressed, but when starting with a highly compressed source, this makes little sense due to the huge file sizes. H.264 is a delivery format - if you plan on perhaps re-edit
Re: Audio off by a full second from the start
by Jeff Pulera on May 21, 2012 at 6:13:40 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi Hinton, This is not normal, which is why you may not find any other posts about it. Please let us know - Mac or PC? Have you updated to 5.5.2? Updates offer bug fixes/stability. What is the video source and format? Sequence Setting use
Re: Back To Basics
by Jeff Pulera on May 21, 2012 at 6:07:19 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi Johnny, When you deinterlace, you lose half your resolution really. Might want to look into parameters for VirtualDub / DeShake that would give you an interlaced output with correct field order. Have you looked at the Lagarith codec? I use that
Re: full quality export - 7D footage
by Jeff Pulera on May 21, 2012 at 5:56:47 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Jon, You might have had "MPEG-2" as the FORMAT, then "Match Sequence Settings" below that, which attempts to match frame size and frame rate to the source. Best to avoid Match Sequence and just choose the format you really want to export to,
Re: adobe media encoder
by Jeff Pulera on May 17, 2012 at 2:20:32 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Two files are correct. As instructed already, import BOTH files into Adobe Encore using Import > As Timeline. Then you can burn your DVD, with sound. Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: New to Encore Need Assistance With Encode Settings
by Jeff Pulera on May 16, 2012 at 8:17:49 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Hi Martin, Not sure what you mean about adjusting bitrate in Premiere. From Premiere, you go to Adobe Media Encoder and do the bitrate adjustment there as discussed earlier. For a 140-minute video, you would use about 3.8 for the bitrate. Exported
Re: my Disclaimer Text is all jagged and shakey..
by Jeff Pulera on May 16, 2012 at 2:00:51 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Great advice from Jonas. Also, do not use "pure white" at 255, 255, 255, too hot for NTSC. Try 235, 235, 235 and though it will look slightly gray on the computer monitor, it will look white on the TV. Too contrasty when using pure white/pure black t
Re: Poor quality titles
by Jeff Pulera on May 15, 2012 at 5:21:09 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Ryan, Besides verifying Sequence Settings, right-click in Program Monitor window and set Playback Resolution and Pause Resolution to FULL and see if that helps. Have you actually EXPORTED any sample clips to check end results? Thanks Jeff
Re: New to Encore Need Assistance With Encode Settings
by Jeff Pulera on May 15, 2012 at 2:25:18 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Great advice from Ricky. Though encode settings can be set up in Encore, I like to create the DVD assets right off the Premiere timeline using File > Export > Media, for complete control. In Adobe Media Encoder, choose "MPEG-2 for DVD" as the format,
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 PC - Changing target disk for Media Encoder
by Jeff Pulera on May 10, 2012 at 8:01:23 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
In the Adobe Media Encoder window, look for the YELLOW path name in upper half of window, which is usually the name of the SEQUENCE. Click on the that and you can then change the name and Save location as well. Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Mojito Max drivers for CS6
by Jeff Pulera on May 9, 2012 at 3:44:29 pm
in the Matrox Video Systems Forum
Hi James, That's correct, no drivers for CS6 and Matrox as of right now, expected within 30 days of CS6 release according to Matrox Support. You can leave the Matrox hardware and software installed, and use the AV Tools utility for captures if
Re: Slow to launch export
by Jeff Pulera on May 8, 2012 at 8:20:10 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi David, Here's your easy fix, detailed in the Release Notes for your driver - If you find that switching the export format in the Export Settings dialog box sometimes takes a long time, such as when you switch from Microsoft AVI to MPEG2
Re: Slow to launch export
by Jeff Pulera on May 8, 2012 at 8:17:13 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi David, Are you using Matrox MXO2 hardware? Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: PP cs6
by Jeff Pulera on May 8, 2012 at 3:32:14 pm
in the Matrox Video Systems Forum
Matrox support said the CS6 drivers for MXO2 should be out within 30 days of the CS6 release Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Computer fast enough to render H.264/AVC video on the fly?
by Jeff Pulera on May 7, 2012 at 4:25:01 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi Tony, If you get a new desktop with a Core i7 processor and an Nvidia display card supported by Adobe for GPU-accelerated Mercury Playback, you should get smooth scrubbing and playback of H.264 clips, and exports to various formats should be cl
Re: Best approach to simple editing
by Jeff Pulera on May 7, 2012 at 4:05:39 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi Tony, You need to get yourself some training then. Read the HELP files, watch tutorials online, get a book. This is very basic stuff. I think what may be confusing you on the transitions is the way they behave. You've trimmed the end of the
Re: PPro AME MPEG2 export strange issue
by Jeff Pulera on May 2, 2012 at 8:09:36 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Dave, In most cases, you will want to export as 720x480, using crop settings in AME to remove the 6 unwanted lines. Matrox has special recommendations for crop settings depending on a few different factors, please see instructions here - http:/
Re: Best Output Option
by Jeff Pulera on May 2, 2012 at 1:39:59 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Puneet, Uncompressed video is the "best", but due to huge file sizes, not always practical. If you're on the Mac, then ProRes is a good choice of a "visually lossless" codec with 4:2:2 color. On the PC, you might look at the AVID codec, or Laga
Re: Needing image stabilization/correction - ideas?
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:09:28 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Hi Tony, You're right - just going from memory on a lot of these responses, so syntax may vary a bit Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Hallo Everyone,I have premiere cs4 and matrox rt.x2
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 27, 2012 at 6:17:22 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Gil, The last official driver release for RT.X2 is for CS5, and there is no more support going forward, sorry. The MXO2 line is currently supported and will be supported for CS6 as well. Note that with CS5 drivers, you will LOSE all of the M
Re: Nvidia CUDA Cards in SLI, will Premiere take advantage?
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 27, 2012 at 6:12:58 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Matt, Premiere can only utilize a SINGLE Nvidia card for Mercury Playback. As for processors, what are you editing? Premiere is very snappy with a single Core i7, but if doing a lot of complex After Effects stuff then a dual-processor machin
Re: Cannot duplicate a DVD burned with Encore CS3
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 25, 2012 at 1:35:28 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
If you can't re-author the disc, or the audio trick doesn't help, a very simple option is to use a free software called "DVD Shrink". It will re-process the DVD contents to exactly fit a standard DVD, and quality seems to hold up well. Jeff Pulera
Re: Adobe workflow - Capturing to DVD output.
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:07:37 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Roger, When you say "Capturing as DVCPROHD", are you using a capture card? Otherwise you'd simply be bringing the native footage in direct from camera's memory card, which is the best method. DVCPROHD would be 1440x1080 anamorphic, losing quali
Re: Can I take an avi exported from Premiere Pro 2.0 into Encore on CS5
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 23, 2012 at 2:55:58 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Not a Mac user, but my understanding is that they don't like avi files, so it could be a problem. Why not just export to MPEG-2 for DVD and drop the results into Encore on the Mac, skipping the avi? On a PC, you can use Adobe Media Encoder to crea
Re: File Types
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:37:37 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Mike, Are you working with a trial version? That won't have all codecs due to licensing and royalty concerns. If this is a full licensed install, it ought to have everything by default. Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Fixing a previously burned project
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:23:50 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro basics Forum
Exactly what Chris said, have done this many times. Works best if you are NOT changing the duration at all, for instance correcting a title or some edit glitch. From Premiere, use AME to export an MPEG-2 for DVD file. I believe in Encore there is a R
Re: CS 5.5.2 - Failure: HDV Export to tape function useless
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:17:35 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Bruce, Make sure the tape has some timecode on it - record a few minutes of black, then roll back into it so the PTT starts in the timecoded area. Also, in camera menu, you may be able to "force" the VTR to "HDV" rather than leaving it on AU
Re: Ripped VOBs loosing length on timeline
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:13:11 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Martin, Is it possible that the DVD is 24fps perhaps? If Premiere thinks the footage is 29.97, that would account for the clips appearing to be short. In the Clip Bin, right-click the .vob and use Modify > Interpret and see if changing the f
Re: MXO2 LE new drivers problem
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:35:16 pm
in the Matrox Video Systems Forum
Hi Dave, I've seen nothing like that. I get what appears to be a "fade up from black" on my output screen when jumping around and scrubbing randomly, while playback is fine. Might I suggest to create a Black Video clip and put that below your v
Re: Ripped VOBs loosing length on timeline
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 17, 2012 at 9:43:10 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
If the DVD is not encrypted, just COPY the .vob files from DVD to your editing hard drive, then import directly into CS5 or CS5.5 to edit native, no third-party business involved. Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: CS5 not recognising video from CS4 project
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:55:04 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Andy, Can you tell us the format of the source clips? Also, rather than opening the CS4 project, have you tried to create a NEW project in CS5, and IMPORT the old project into it? Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Re: Encore CS 6
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 13, 2012 at 6:53:33 pm
in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
Hi Chris, This is probably the info you already saw - http://success.adobe.com/assets/en/downloads/guides/Pr_CS6_WN_Reveal.pdf But just to let you know, external preview from Encore has been available for some time using the Matrox MXO2 hardwar
Re: Can't export in .avi
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 13, 2012 at 2:14:26 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Thomas, What is the reason behind the conversion to .avi? This is not a good delivery format, files too large, used more for editing. What codec did you use? There are countless codecs available, and the computer must have the right codec insta
Re: Editing production.
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:21:15 pm
in the Matrox Video Systems Forum
Hi Norbert, ExpressCard slots are no longer "standard issue" on laptops and are typically found only on higher-end models anymore. You may be out of luck with your current laptop, since you can't capture via 1394 and you can't add a capture car
Re: Editing production.
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:06:24 pm
in the Matrox Video Systems Forum
Hi Norbert, Does your laptop have an ExpressCard expansion slot? If so, you should be able to add a 1394 Firewire adapter card to the laptop and just capture your DV and HDV footage natively that way. If not, then? Matrox MXO2 also requires an
Re: Premiere Pro encoding with H.264 discards final frames with now video (cutting remaining audio)
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 9, 2012 at 1:53:22 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Oliver, Since you said the export works if you put some VIDEO at the end, how about placing video, but then put black on the track above? Or use VIDEO, with tranparency adjusted to make it invisible (black)? Just gotta outsmart these program
Re: Issue with stills
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 5, 2012 at 6:46:03 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
The default image duration only effects clips as they are Imported into the project. Once they're in the bin already, changing the default duration in Prefs does not change length of existing stills, you'd need to do that manually. Any subsequent Imp
Matrox Announces New MXO2 Drivers
by Jeff Pulera on Apr 5, 2012 at 6:32:36 pm
in the Matrox Video Systems Forum
New MXO2 drivers out for Premiere CS5.5 on PC and Mac - http://www.matrox.com/video/en/press/releases/io_device_adobecs5s/ Available for free download here - http://www.matrox.com/video/en/support/downloads/ These should definitely improve over
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