Post by HLW OnTheRoad on Mar 21, 2014 5:03:58 GMT -5
I'm using Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for editing my videos. The point is that when I create a new project I have to choose a couple of settings before I'm able to start my new project.
The screenshot here below are the video settings that I have been using from in the beginning of when I first started working with this program:
So as you can see I'm using the following setting: PAL -> DV -> Widescreen 48kHz Actually I have no idea what these settings mean. I know NTSC is being used in North-America & Japan and PAL in Europe and Australia. I'm currently located in Europe so I chose for PAL, but what to choose then?
I simply decided to use DV -> Widescreen 48kHz as a first try and it worked. I mean, at least I can use it to create videos with even though I chose it randomly. But I've always been wondering if some of the other settings are better to use, such as AVCHD, DSLR or HDV. Like I said I have no idea about the meaning of these abbreviations.
Below is another screenshot of the unfolded options I get after clicking one of the options such as AVCHD, DSLR, HDV:
So I'm just wondering what the best setting is for me to use. I'm working with full HD video clips recorded with my G1W dash camera. So far I've always just been using some setting randomly, but I've always been wondering if there's a better option to choose from. I hope you guys can help me out with that! Thanks
Post by DontDentMyCar on Mar 21, 2014 8:41:17 GMT -5
Hey @hlw, If you're working with originals that are HD (High Definition) then you should be selecting HDV (High Definition Video).
There's also a way in Premiere to select the video and 'open' it to see what it's setting are.
Finally when I import it usually asks me 'do you want to set the sequence settings to match the original?' and I click yes.
I agree it's confusing. So I checked out some tutorial videos on YT, set up a project, then I make duplicates of that project (maybe it has my intro in it and not much else). I make enough duplicates so that when I start a new project I just drag a duplicate into a new folder, add my raw clips in that folder and start the editing process. This way I only have to learn how to do what you're dealing with once.
Try an experiment on YT. Upload a small clip that's HD and make it private, then upload another one that's HDV and compare the two. You should see a difference in their final resolutions on the YT settings.
Post by Volvodashcam on Mar 21, 2014 9:27:31 GMT -5
Check what format and how the fotage is compressed in your cam. Try to match that a much as possilbe, then you will get better quality and possibly faster rendering. For example maby the cam records in avhc or some of the formats under the 1080 or 720-folder. What model of camera do you have?
- @dashcamextraordinaire: It surely is great! And it's not that difficult to use either. My computer is just too slow/old to run the program properly and therefore it sometimes gets stuck etc. That pretty much sucks.
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