Special requirements for HDV? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite
All about the world of Adobe Premiere and its associated plug-ins.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 5th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 275
Special requirements for HDV?

G'day guys,

I finally ordered Premiere Pro 2, and will be here within the week. I also bought a 250 Gig external drive, and I own an FX1...

I have one of the latest Computers, ready and waiting at home, its only 3 months old, all geared for gaming and editing (I have to share it with my brother.)

I think I'm set, but someone mentioned something about when Importing HDV, I get M2T (or such) files and not .AVI and I have to get hold of software to be able to use this.... I'm assuming Prem Pro can do this for me yes? I'm a little worried, cause I exhausted my budget and can't afford to get my hands on anything else...

thanks muchly
Leo Pepingco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 337
Not a Premiere user but I have found that converting M2T to a much forgiving file outside your editing platform is way better and more efficient.
Fred Foronda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 142
PPro 2.0 Natively loads M2T files.
John McGinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elk Grove CA
Posts: 6,838
Leo:

Assuming your system is up to it, you can edit .m2t files in PPro 2.0. You should have a least 2 gig of memory, and a lot of people are running dual processors. I use the the AMD Dual 3800+ chip on a very generic ECS board.

What you will see people recommending is using Cineform's Aspect HD with Premiere Pro 2.0. It is supposed to give superior editing, at near realtime. It will actually capture in a Cineform "intermediate" file that is 4.5 to 5 times the size of the corresponding .m2t file. You will get superior editing and speed in the editing process. There is a free 15 trial available at the Cineform website for you to try. Price is an issue- $499.00 US.

There is a Capture only version called HD Connect for $199.00 US that allows use of the Cineform capture program, and the codec. I assume it allows editing in Premiere Pro 2.0, but you will not get the real time editing and special editing plug ins associated with Aspect. That is also available in a trial version.

You will need a lot of disk space.

Another utility you might want to try if you are going to edit in native hdv, is HDVSplit. It is a freeware or shareware program. Neither Vegas or PPro have scene detection in their HDV capture utilities, and HDVSplit does. Check it out, but watch for dropouts with it.
__________________
Chris J. Barcellos
Chris Barcellos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 93
Another advantage of using the cineform codec is that you can get away with using a computer that is well below spec and still edit the cineform avi files.
Colvin Eccleston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2006, 08:11 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 275
Thanks for the replies guys. I'd love to get my hands on cineform, but since I cant afford anything at the moment, I will have to just use m2t files in PP 2.

I've got A dual processors, P4 3.2gHrtz but my RAM is only 1gig... I'll hope that would be enough... Prem Pro will be arriving very soon I hope, and I really cant afford a new RAM chipset for 500 bucks, or the Cineform program for the same.... This hurts... :(

Thanks anyways for the advice, I think I'll just attempt dealing with m2t files via Premiere and hope for the best.
Leo Pepingco is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Adobe Creative Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:18 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network