2008 March 23rd, 20:07
Premiere Pro HDV codec vs Lagarith
Hey everyone, first post... I'm using an HV20 for the first time and I love the quality I'm getting with it, and I'll probably end up purchasing one for myself. The threads here have been really helpful. Anyway...
I experienced sync problems after capturing with Premiere CS3, so I followed the instructions for doing the pulldown back to 24p. I did that and can now make perfect 24p Lagarith AVIs. The problem is, using these files in Premiere is slow enough to make rendering a necessity, and rendering seems to take forever.
When I used the mpegs that Premiere generated (sync issues aside), I was able to edit quickly and preview at reasonable quality without rendering. How does everyone here get around this problem? What does Premiere encode its HDV mpeg files with, and is there a way to output that format with the HV20Pulldown program?
I'd like to use true 24p, but unless I find a more efficient way to edit, I'll probably just have to revert to CS2 and hope I don't have a sync issue.
XP64, Q6600, 4GB RAM, ATI HD3870.
2008 March 23rd, 22:33
I'm assuming your capturing in a compressed codec in Premier.
Originally Posted by Firestorm
Depending on what your final project will be, you might want to capture with something else besides a compressed Premier format first. (Just a thought).
The Lagarith files are probably so large your computer is likely bogging down just reading them off the hard drive fast enough (unless you have at least a 2 or 3 drive raid 0 system.)
Since editing before pulldown removal leaves a chance of splitting the data a the wrong place it's always better to create 24p first. From there you might want to make some reduced size (as one form of lossy) intermediate files then drop your lossless Lagarith files in when you're done. Using a codec in Premier is just another lossy compression.
Have a look at a few more work flow threads for more info.