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  • Jeff Pulera

    September 30, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Something else to check – the PROGRAM file format recorded in TC will match the SESSION settings, for instance “1080i” or whatever you were using. However, the ISO recordings of each camera will be in the format the camera was outputting, so if 24p then the recording would be 24p for example so I wonder if all 4 of your files match or if there are any variances that would account for the sync issues?

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I’d only move the drives to another G-RAID enclosure as the RAID 0 is a hardware RAID done inside the enclosure so I don’t know what else is going to read them assuming drives are good.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    Jeff Pulera
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  • Jeff Pulera

    September 26, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Greg,

    I mean no offense, but your computer is almost 10 years old, so yes the exports are going to take longer than a more recent machine that will be orders of magnitude faster. It’s quite possible that exporting at 1080p to match source would actually be faster as it would eliminate the need to scale the output which does require additional computations.

    Premiere would use the GPU for hardware-accelerated scaling normally (on PC with nVidia GPU, not sure about Mac situation) but you’re likely not getting that benefit and CPU is doing all the work.

    In any case, H.264 encoding always takes longer than just going to .mov for example, is more compressed so more math work required to encode.

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 25, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Don’t be too concerned with what some people said… TRY IT and see how it works on your system. I have always edited AVCHD natively and that was on 2 to 3-hour events with multiple cameras, on an old 2012 second-gen Core i7 machine. I have a much bigger computer now, but just saying the old one worked just fine for reference. A Core i7 is preferable for any HD editing work, but being newer machines they ought to work fine.

    Never make extra work for yourself if you don’t have to. And you don’t want to fill up the drives with ProRes conversions either if not necessary. And speaking of drives, do you have a separate hard drive for video, or is “everything” running off the one system drive? Preference is to have a fast, dedicated drive for video and projects, but if you only have the system drive hopefully it is SSD which will make a difference.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    Jeff Pulera
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  • Jeff Pulera

    September 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Hi David,

    You are making extra work for yourself by converting all the footage. In Media Browser, you dig down through the folders to find the actual video clips on the hard drive, then select those clips and either drag them to the Project Bin or directly to the timeline, either works. You are then editing the native AVCHD clips. Unless your computer is horribly underpowered, you should have no issue editing those clips natively.

    While it is true that ProRes clips are easier to play back, being less compressed, the trade-off is the time taken to transcode, and also that the ProRes clips will be many times larger than the originals, taking up a serious chunk of drive space. For short projects, maybe no big deal, but I often shot live events running a couple of hours, with two or more cameras, so those files would be massive as ProRes.

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    It looks like your Core i5 CPU is from 2009, so running a 10-year-old i5, a new GPU is the least of your problems. With Premiere, the CPU does most of the work while the GPU only helps with a select few things (and only if the GPU meets certain criteria with Adobe which most older models do not). The GPU Acceleration applies to just certain effects, and to scaling for instance HD to SD when exporting. The lion’s share of processing will fall on your CPU which is inadequate, and for 4K work 32GB RAM is preferable also.

    I’d be surprised if you can work with 4K at all honestly, and Warp Stabilization on any footage is going to be quite slow. I would save up for a faster computer with a minimum of a modern Core i7 processor and supported nVidia graphics if possible and not spend more money on the old system, not going to help much really.

    Thanks

    Jeff

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Good suggestions from Mark. I should add that we can’t always keep the SD card for backup since they often must be used for other shoots, so in that case, I do copy my “Card” folders to another hard drive for backup, also good practice. Of course, once you copy any SD card to hard drive, CHECK THE FOOTAGE before formatting/reusing the SD card, to make sure the copy went well and no problems with footage. Import into Premiere and scrub clips, just make sure things look okay right away.

    These new practices do make me miss the old MiniDV tapes….yes it took time to “capture” the tapes, but then I always had the tape on the shelf for a backup. I still have DV tapes that are are over 20 years old and play perfectly. Try to keep DATA on hard drives for that long…good luck!

    One last thing, File > Import does work just fine for stand-alone files, like a ProRes or .avi video clip. It is the card-based formats that are problematic, since there is extra meta-data on card that is often needed for Premiere to properly interpret/handle the clips. Sometimes audio and video might even be stored separately on the card, so again Media Browser figures all of that out for you where Import is a “dumb” importer.

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 24, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Luigi,

    Festivals will typically publish the specifications for video files they will accept. Please check with the festival and to find their preferred delivery format, as whatever you provide must work with their playback equipment.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Hi David,

    Here’s “best practice” for ingest of SD cards to Premiere.

    #1: Create a NEW folder on your video hard drive for EACH card, named such as “Card_1”, “Card_2”, etc. or whatever makes sense for you. I will put those folders inside the main folder I have created for the Project, maybe inside a VIDEO sub-folder if using multiple cards.

    #2: Copy ENTIRE contents of SD card to associated folder, exclude nothing. One card per folder!

    #3: In Premiere, use the MEDIA BROWSER to find your SD card folder, and import the files that way, do NOT use File > Import method.

    That should do it! Has many benefits, one of which being that long recordings that might be broken into several smaller pieces on the SD card will import into Premiere as one long continuous clip with no audio issues.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

  • Jeff Pulera

    September 3, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I don’t know why it’s doing that, likely a combination of how stabilizer works combined with downscaling output, but try this – EXPORT just the stabilized clip part of the timeline at 1920×1080 using a good intermediate codec like ProRes or DNxHD or Cineform, then replace original clip in timeline with the new, stabilized clip . That will fix the problem.

    Or export the entire video as 1920×1080 (assuming you might want an HD master for archiving??). Then export to DVD from that HD master clip.

    A couple of things I noticed – source is showing as 29.97 but DVD export is 23.976, is that intentional?

    Also, every HD camera I’m familiar with records 48K audio but your source timeline shows 44.1K audio.

    Lastly, you can eliminate the narrow black bars commonly seen on HD to DVD exports by changing scaling at upper left to Scale to Fill.

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers

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