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Old June 9th, 2004, 10:03 AM   #586
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Not very many useful ones. A lot of demos though.


for a few. You can also do a google search and pick up a few things.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #587
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Mono to stereo

I tried doing a search, but could not find an answer to this question...

Is there a simple way to pan a mono audio track to both channels (L and R) in premiere pro?

I used to use media100 and this could be done by simply dragging the audio across both channels, but that does not appear possible in premiere.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 02:49 PM   #588
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How to move project or files to another drive?

I started a project and captured all my video onto the wrong drive :(

How can I move my AVI files onto another drive, and still have my PPro project know where they are?

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Old June 9th, 2004, 02:51 PM   #589
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Just move em where you want. Then open the project and it'll detect that it's not where it was originally and ask you to find it.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 03:42 PM   #590
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Yep, there is a "Treat as Stereo" option in the Project Window. You have to apply this BEFORE dragging it to a stereo track in the timeline. (p. 188 of the Premiere Pro 1.0 manual).

Also, in the Audio Mixer, you can just output ("send") a mono track to a stereo submix track. In the Audio Mixer, the mono track will then show a round pan knob so you can send the mono sound anywhere in the submix's stereo soundfield (ie far left, center, far right or any point in between). (p. 184)

FWIW, I've just decided to do most, if not all, my work in 5.1. For now, my final output to home DVD-R and web-friendly files will generally be down-mixed to stereo rather than 5.1, but it'll be good practice and in case I decide to use a sequence for something more serious later, I won't have to rebuild the audio.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 11:02 PM   #591
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Great, thanks for the tips Pete. Guess I should rtfm ;)
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Old June 10th, 2004, 08:51 AM   #592
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u'd figure they would include that as a preset....i wonder if 1.5 has it .. :D
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Old June 10th, 2004, 09:47 AM   #593
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PPro 1.5 has a "Dip to Black" but not a "Blow out to white and return" type transition. But once you get one you like, just save it as a favorite. Or use a combination of favorites.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 03:10 PM   #594
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i haven't tried fading to white since premiere 6.0 but i had a project where it played fine on my tv's but i showed a vhs tape at a friends house and two of his tv's freaked out when displaying the white transitions.

would be interesting to try a short project now and see if i can find any tv's that can't handle it.

has anyone ever run across anything like that?

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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:10 PM   #595
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thanks guys for the info everything works beautifully :)
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Old June 14th, 2004, 07:18 AM   #596
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Can't Capture 4 channels of audio over firewire with Premiere Pro 1.5


I have a Panasonic AG-DV2500 dv deck connected to my pc via firewire. My footage was recorded using an XL1.

I recorded the audio in 12bit 4 four channel mode, now it comes time to edit and I can't seem to get premiere to capture the 4 channels. I'm playing back on the AG-DV2500, and that supports 4 channel audio. In my premiere preview window I can only hear the first two channels, and cannot find any option to make it do otherwise.

Any Ideas?
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Old June 14th, 2004, 07:38 AM   #597
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I don't think that Premiere support 4 channels capture. You can try to use Scenalyzer Live to capture the 4 channels and the video in one pass.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 07:43 AM   #598
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Keeps Crashing with XP Pro and Prem 6.5

I've had the new computer a few days now. When editing in Premier, without any warning, the computer screen goes black, and the PC re-starts.
Once everything has loaded, I get the message "a serious error has occurred"
Itís annoying because it seems to be intermittent.

I'm running:

Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3.2ghs Processor
1024 RAM
120 gig HD
40 gig HD
Creative SoundBlaster Live 5.1
Adobe Premier 6.5
Pinnacle DV500.

Anyone have any idea?
Further info available if necessary.

Plzzzzzzzzzzz help.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 08:10 AM   #599
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I see you have finally upgraded your PC. Did it solve the blurry monitor issue?

We will probably need some more info here:

At what point does it normally crash the system?

Are you doing any particular edits, capturing or exporting?

Did you install Premiere before installing the DV500 drivers?

Have you got any programs running in the background (Anti virus etc...)?

What settings are you using?


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Old June 14th, 2004, 10:13 AM   #600
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Maintain Aspect Ratio?

OK, so I found the tiny checkbox that tells Premiere Pro to scale imported clips and stills to the project sizes. Now my question (or annoyance) with the newer versions is this, In 6.5 all one had to do was right click a clip or image and tell the system to "Maintain Aspect Ratio. You could go into the motion controls and create a colored background for behind any image other than black. It would fill the non image areas to any color you liked.

In this new version, I have to go into Photoshop or use the title tool to create a colored background? Seems like this simple tool has gotten a LOT harder to use in the newer Pro versions.

A lot of what I do is photo montages set to music these days. This used to be so easy to do. Now I have to play in 2 or 3 layers of menues and call up outside applications just to size an image over a colored background?

Am I missing an easier way to do this?

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