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Gerald Labrador July 22nd, 2010 11:11 AM

best sequence settings for HDV, DSLR, AVCHD on Premiere CS5
 
What is the best sequence setting to use for mixing HDV, Canon DSLR, and AVCHD files on Premiere CS5?

Jay West July 24th, 2010 09:14 PM

Since nobody else has tried to speak on this, I'll jump in.

First, have you run into problems or are you just trying to figure out what works with what in CS5?

If it is the latter, that I'd say pick the lowest common denominator of your video footage.

While I've never tried to mix in DSLR footage, I do a lot of work with mutl-cam editing with up to six cameras which includes three tracks of AVCHD. I've also done some testing with 4 AVCHD multi-cam tracks and there is a recent thread on this topic.

So, the place I would start is with the formats of what you shot. Is your DSLR footage 1080p/30 or 720p or something else? Is your AVCHD 24Mbps 1080i/60 or something else? What is your HDV: is it 1080/30i or 1080/30p or, maybe you have a Canon and shot in 24p?

Basically, if I you are working with CS5 default settings and you plan to go out to DVD with your project, and you are mixing everything to a single video track on your timeline, I would just pick the format that is the lowest common denominator of what you shot with and that is probably 1080/30i (what we used to call 1080i/60).

If you are working with multi-cam sequences and you have more than a couple of AVCHD tracks besides the DSLR footage, and you are planning to output to DVD, and aren't trying to use external monitoring (as with a Matrox MXO2-Mini), I would use probably one of the AVCHD presents for the editing.

Gerald Labrador July 26th, 2010 04:18 PM

Thanks.
Was really just looking for a possible fastest, least amount of render time for mixing these formats.
I ended up using HDV settings, since most of my primary footage was HDV.


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