ADOBE Premiere pro / HDV MPG ve AVI

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jeff, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Qustion for the experts:

    To sucessfully edit HDV video in Premiere Pro does the capturing have to be
    done by PP or can another app capture it and be used in PP?

    Also, when I load a MPG in PP, it takes a long time to load with a media
    pending splash screen .

    Is there a way to capture as AVI from a HDV camcorder?

    AVI's seem to load immediately.


    Jeff, Jul 18, 2007
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  2. I just purchased an HV20 for fun & profit and after reading about all
    the BS necessary to make my PP1.5 do anything with HD footage I chucked
    it and went with Sony Vegas which supports HDV right out of the box with
    no plugin this or tinker with that.

    Richard (the original), Jul 23, 2007
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  3. Jeff

    Smarty Guest


    There is no way to import HDV content from the Canon as an AVI. The camera
    records it as mpeg2 and this is the way it needs to be imported. (If you
    only use standard def from the Canon HV20, then AVI is available).

    MPEG2 HDV is intrinsically more difficult to load and edit, and some
    programs like Adobe Premiere Pro are especially sluggish in doing so.

    As the reply below indicates, Vegas 7 from Sony is a very good albeit
    expensive HDV editing solution right out of the box. Several other solutions
    at much lower cost do, however, exist, and have an easier learning curve, a
    much lower price, and truly make equivalent quality videos from HDV,
    admittedly with fewer options.

    I personally use and recommend Ulead Video Studio 11 Plus, which can be had
    for about $90. A trial version can be used to see if you like it with no
    obligation to buy it.

    Other similar HDV low cost editing choices such as Power Director 6, and
    Pinnacle's latest version are also possibilities.

    Smarty, Jul 23, 2007
  4. You could transcode it "on the fly" (like Avid or FCP or Premiere or
    The solution is to find a program which uses an intermediate codec.
    While Studio is an easy program to use, be warned that it is a buggy
    program, and a lot of users have issues with it. Smarty is one of the
    lucky ones where the program runs fine, but this joy may end on
    installation of the next update.
    Isn't Studio 11 the latest version already?


    Martin Heffels, Jul 23, 2007
  5. Jeff


    Jul 23, 2010
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    Share my experience of converting and editing HDV files.

    HDV is a very clever way of getting HD on DV tape. It’s done by using MPEG2 compression which is the same compression used for DVDs.HDV video is not a easy to play and edit video format. So I always to make some conversion to HDV recordings from my Sony HDR-HC9.

    The most efficient program to convert and edit HDV files is Aunsoft Video Converter. This program works nice in converting HDV video to AVI or WMV for playing in Media Player and Windows Movie Maker.

    The most satisfied me is it feature of keeping the sound in sync with the picture!
    Hope my info is useful for you.

    oudinmelanie09, Nov 12, 2010
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