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August 2, 2005 at 6:19 am
I did all of the above… I have 2 pyro cards, the firewire on my motherboard and the firewire on my Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS. All ports recognize firewire devices as far as windows is concerned. I’m have 3 firewire devices, my advc-100, my Panasonic PV-DV953 camcorder, and a western digital firewire harddrive. Whenever plugged in, the devices are recognized and windows pops up with a message asking what to do with the device. In AVID however, I can’t get it to recognize the advc-100 on any port, AND I just found out that I can’t get it to recognize my camera as a deck to digitize from either. I set up a deck profile under Deck Preferences and found my specific model number and everything. Everytime I changed firewire ports, I cycled the power (powering everything completely down) and still no go. I am starting to get really frustrated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
July 25, 2005 at 4:06 pm
boris red 3gl on windows xp, using the red engine
May 2, 2005 at 3:53 pm
Would I need to resize anything though? My footage, as of now, is 720/480, 4:3 footage with black bars at 16:9. The way I slice the bars off to make a native 16:9 image is by nesting my comp into a comp that’s dimensions are 720/365, then nesting that into a composition whose dimensions are 720/480 again. This gives me 16:9 widescreen again, but now my image is only 16:9 and the black bars are there because there is actually no video there, not because of a black overlay. Am I able to render this out as widescreen?
April 26, 2005 at 5:30 pm
So, premiere tries to recognize a “cadence” to remove the 3:2 pulldown? Does all other software with a 24p timeline do this? I have 9 tapes worth of footage already logged, captured, and edited, and i’m definitely NOT going to recapture it, but there’s something I just thought of. After effects, under the interpret footage dialogue, has an option to detect 24pa pulldown and remove it…I need to bring my edited footage into after effects anyway to color grade with color finesse, if I remove the 24pa pulldown with after effects, is this a sort of “forced removal” that does that the same that premiere would do. If I use after effects to remove the 3:2, am I still ok with getting progressive footage without recapturing. Also, what do i need to render out of after effects to create a 16:9 anamorphic, 24 frame progressive DVD.
April 26, 2005 at 5:08 am
by “stopping and starting during the recording process” are you referring to batch capturing logged footage? I definitely did do that. I didn’t capture each tape as a one shot session, but logged by shot and take.
April 22, 2005 at 3:40 pm
The only problem is that I have hundreds of footage items and they all reside in different bins, and when you apply the “remember interpretation” across your project, it won’t apply into bins, you have to go into every bin and select all the video items. This is a bane when you have many folders. There is also the chance that you will miss one or more footage items and when you render out your avi, you’ll have most of your project interpreted right, but one cut that just looks wierd because it was actually left out of the interpretation.
April 22, 2005 at 5:04 am
Ok, found it, any idea what I need to write to have it assume all footage is 24p advanced from a dvx?
April 12, 2005 at 5:13 am
I think I may have come closer to solving the “cutting out” problem. It seems that either premiere, or my canopus advc100 is freaking out because the footage is 24p from a DVX. I was testing various different things, to see if I could isolate the problem. I got a new firewire cable, and it still did it. I tried using a camcorder instead of my converter, to output to the TV, and it still did it. I tried using vegas 5, which, weirdly enough, didn’t do it much at all, so I thought maybe it is premiere. I also noticed that in after effects, my external preview starting doing the cut outs when I changed the “interpret footage” of my footage, to 24P advanced. So, what I ended up trying was putting my 24p Premiere timeline, in a 29.97 DV timeline in premiere. This seemed to work pretty well, with far FAR less cutouts than before. Actually, I believe there was one for 5 minutes of footgae, and before it would happen every 3 seconds or so. My only problem now is that, every clip that I bring in to my 29.97 timeline, must be prerendered and converted, because it’s 24p. The other thing is, the motion is stuttery. I was just wondering if, now knowing that my problem has something to do with the 24p footage, is there anything I can do to fix my problem and still keep my footage in a native 24p timeline in premiere?
April 7, 2005 at 4:50 am
rather than using the track point as a point that must stay exactly pinned to where it is told, based on the motion tracker, can it be allowed to shake around just like it did before, only less. You would be stabilizing the footage, but allowing the footage to still be a little shakey. The reason I want to know is that, some shots, aren’t too bad and only need minor stabilization, and would work fine with a little shake, but since the tracker will pin whatever item is in the tracking square right where it is, it allows it no movement at all, thus making it so you have to zoom in your video much more to hide the edges of the stabilizing, also, eating away your resolution. I want to be able to smooth out some video, although not perfectly smooth, for the price of gaining a little more resolution, or rather, not having to give up so much resolution. Does that make more sense?
April 3, 2005 at 7:35 pm
***This post explains exactly what is going on, maybe this will make it easier to diagnose the problem…
I have been in the process of logging and capturing tapes from a shoot I just finished. After I batch captured some of the tapes, I noticed that some clips have been captured with only video and no audio. There is definitely audio on the tape, and I need that audio. I unlinked the media to recapture it, and now I can’t get device control with my DVX100a for nothing. I’ve tried every combination of restarting my computer and camera and everything, I installed the patch that address the XP service pack 2 firewire camera problems. None of this worked. I tried my other panasonic camera, the PV-DV953 and I can’t get deck control with that either. When I tried to batch capture my offline clips, the capture window just said seeking at the top and nothing happened, then in the project manager, the icon next to the clips had a red X and the capture log said that timecode couldn’t be found, but if I double click the offline file, I can see the clip name, tape name, time code in and out and clip duration, so I think the reason it wont recapture has something to do with me not getting device control suddenly. If anyone has any suggestions, they will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.