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Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 5:45pm

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Sk8erbud

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when i import a new movie that i have worked on with premier in AlamDV2 i get this message that i need a better DV codec of some sort. how do i get a better one?

if there is a link can someone post it up?
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 5:53pm

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Try downloading the Matrox DV codec. I don't have the exact link, but it's on the Matrox website, and it's free.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 5:58pm

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When you export your video from Premiere (as .avi) where it tells you to put in a filename to export as click settings. On the menu at the top of the settings box (It will say general to start with) go to Video. Under the compressor menu choose "None".
Now click OK.

Lloyd, If he's still editing then he won't want a to use a codec to keep high quality.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 6:05pm

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Rawree wrote:

Lloyd, If he's still editing then he won't want a to use a codec to keep high quality.
Good point, I forgot that.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 6:25pm

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i have Premier Pro, its all the same up to the Video part. There is a check box that says "Recompress" do i get rid of the check out of that? when i opened it there was a check in it.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 8:01pm

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Before going to the video settings, you have to modify the general settings. Where it says "File Type: Microsoft DV AVI", change it to "Microsoft AVI". Then under the video settings you will be able to select "None".
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2004, 11:05pm

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Lloyd you rule. thanks a lot man, i was wondering what i was gona do. thanks a lot.
Posted: Sat, 10th Apr 2004, 12:51am

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No problem. I just figured that out yesterday, actually! smile
Posted: Sat, 10th Apr 2004, 3:54am

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hmm i seem to be having another problem.... when i edit my movie and i get all finished in Premier Pro, i got to File/Export and then i go to Settings. in settings i choose Microsoft AVI which is what u said. Then i type in a name for the movie that i am saving to AVI and then it says "Rendering so many frames and how long it will take untill it gets done." then when its finished i look up on the editing screen and there are words that say......"Media Offline" it says that over and over in differant languages too. and then when i go to AlamDV2 i open the AVI and it open "Media Offline" Over and over.

What on earth does this mean!?!?!?!? How i fix?
Posted: Sat, 10th Apr 2004, 10:34am

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It means your footage is not where Premiere is expecting it to be. When you open the Premiere project you should get some sort of option to re-link the files. Or you can choose Project > Replace Clips to re-link them.

If the media is offline, then likely the actual video files either got moved or deleted, so Premiere just needs to know where to find them.
Posted: Sat, 10th Apr 2004, 8:41pm

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ok i have understood everything u all told me. Now its having trouble Exporting the movie from AlamDV to an AVI file. when im done making my movie in AlamDV i got up to "Export" then it says some options for the Exporting. I went with the options it had because they all looked good...lol and then i hit "Render" The screen went big and the movie began to blink over and over so i thought it must be rendering. so i minimized it and went to do somthing else for a while, i came back later and it was STILL blinking in the same spot as last time. What do i do?

well i guess you could say im new to video making. haha
Posted: Sun, 11th Apr 2004, 2:37am

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AlamDV2 has a sort of unusual render method, which is what you are seeing there. It basically renders by taking a screenshot of each frame, so you will see each frame flashing sequentially as it renders through them. Right as the render is about to start, though, you should get a message that pops up to tell you to leave AlamDV2 in the foreground. At this point, you just have to leave it alone and let it render until it is done. IF it is flashing the exact same frame over and over, though, I don't know what would cause that.

AlamDV3 will have an entirely different render system when it comes out.
Posted: Sun, 11th Apr 2004, 4:22am

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hey axeman, can you plz tell me the correct settings when Exporting a movie from AlamDV2 to a AVI file. Because i think its the settings is what might be messing up. It seems the EFFECTS of the movie are properly rendering but the actual video is not. when i watch it the effects move how i told them to but the actual move stays on the first frame. Can you tell me the proper settings for it. thanks.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2004, 8:10am

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If you're still in the editing stage(which you are) you always need to export the AVI without a codec. For example: When you export from premiere under "compressor" in the video settings you click "none".
In AlamDv when it asks you to select the compression settings, select "Full Frames (Uncompressed)". Keeping the footage uncompressed during editing with not (I think) allow smooth playback in Media Player, for example, but will keep the quality to the highest that is possible. Then when you come to exporting your video to the final copy, use a codec such as the one Lloyd suggested above to keep as good quality as you can but with a much smaller filesize.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2004, 5:16pm

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How can i put music in it? do i use Premeire? I tried puting music in it and for some reason AlamDV did not render the music. it was fine when i Exported it out of Premeire, but when i Exported it out of AlamDV the music was not playing or was gone.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2004, 5:17pm

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AlamDV is not designed for sound use. You should use your editing program to add and manipulate the soundtrack; just use alamdv for visual effects.
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2004, 12:33am

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ok i finally got the Exporting to work for AlamDV, the only problem is. When it Rendered to AVI from AlamDV it went slow. like i let it render and then when it was done i went to check the file, i opened up the movie and it went slow (not normal speed) What do i do? i feel i am getting closer and closer to getting this all figured out. im just having troubles.
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2004, 1:46am

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thats fine if the file is uncompressed. barelyu any computers can read uncompressed video at full speed.
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2004, 2:37am

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so when i am fully complete with all my editing and special effects i render the movie in a compressed form? if so, what compressed setting do i do it at?




Another question=Does anyone know about a effect called ghosting? Like making it look like you are going really fast?
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2004, 3:56am

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What do you mean? It is on Premiere but whats there to know, I dont understand?
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2004, 11:40pm

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nevermind about the ghosting. I really just want to figure out all the Exporting and Importing information i need to make a good small animation.

when i am fully done with all the editing and special effects, do i put it in a compressed format? If so, what format?
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2004, 12:40am

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It depends what you are goint go do with it once it is finished. If you are going to DVD, it will need to be in MPEG2, if you are going to video, you might want to stay in DV and export through your camera; if you are goint to post it on the internet, you will want a heavier compression, to keep the filesize down. There are quite a few posts alreay discussing codecs and compression, and it is not really a topic where there is one definite answer. There are lots of options and you pick the one you like best for your particular situation. Try searching the forums for 'codec' or 'compression' and see what you can find.