View Full Version : Vegas capture to Premiere.
04-12-2004, 11:18 PM
I am trying to use Vegas to capture my 24pA footage, then use Premiere to edit, since it has the wonderful filmstrip export. But when I use the export (in a filmstrip or a targa) I am seeing what looks like interlaced frames (not all of them, just one every so often). And I'm getting terrible resolution and rendering in the Premiere window while using the Vegas footage (I don't know how to describe it exactly, it jumps around and the frame rate is greatly reduced). I have the project set to 23.98 fps, and am using the 23.986 (or something) capture setting for Vegas. I know DvFilm makes a program that allows for editing in Premiere, but this isnt really an option for me yet, since I have these other two programs already.
04-13-2004, 08:55 AM
Did you make sure to export your footage from vegas using the 23.98quicktime or uncompressed avi. You cant use (insert 2332 pulldown) because that means that you are exporting a 29.976 fps file with flags. make sure you export a true 24p file, usually quicktime unless you want to go the uncompressed rout. You may also want to look into importing the clip into after effects for doing teh tiff sequence, as it, in my opinion has given me better, more reliable results (ie, no mixed frames). It's funny, because i am working on a project right now that I am doing the same thing. I did some tests yesterday and found that for some reason After effects gave me a better tiff sequence.
04-13-2004, 09:42 AM
so you can just capture all your footage in vegas and export it out to use in premiere? I never could get it to do this? What is the exact work flow for this, that is if you all do not mind sharing the knowledge, cause it sure is a pain to do the pulldown removal in AE and then have to do all the sound sync and crap within premiere.
04-13-2004, 11:33 AM
The uncompressed avi plan worked out well for me, I still get a rather jumpy preview in Premeire, but not nearly as bad as it was before. I figure I just need to tweak some settings. I tried a TIFF export, no interlaced frames (Yes!).
Just out of curiousity, why would you use a TIFF sequence over an Adobe filmstrip file? (And how would you go about turing all those pictures back into an AVI?)
Thanks for the help,
04-13-2004, 02:22 PM
I used a tiff sequence because the filmstrip file was about 1.5 gigs. *Since I had created an extensive action in photoshop to convert my footage, some of the filters could not be applied because of (out of memory) issues. *The file was so huge that it took almost 15 or 20 min just to do a levels adjustment. *In the tiff sequence, each file is 1MB and can have the entire action applied to it in about 10 sec. *My longest file was about 500tif images, so it isn't super fast but it gets the job done. *I will actually have the short film posted here in a couple of days, (it is a project for my computer art class) so you can see what all that hard work and rendering time did.
Oh, one more thing. To turn the tiff sequence back into an avi (I don't know if you can do this in premiere) but in after effects, go import file/ then select all of the tiff files, check the box marked "tiff sequence" and check the box marked "force alphabetical". It will then think for a second and import all of the files. Choose the top file "by itself" and drag it down into your timeline. It will be conformed to your framerate specified in your composition settings ie. 23.976fps. Export that as another uncompressed avi or quicktime file and Vioala, you have a brand new avi.
04-14-2004, 11:53 AM
This isn't really related to Premiere at all, but with the actions you've created do you just open each file individually, or is there a way to apply the action to a series of frames?
04-14-2004, 02:54 PM
Since all of your tiff files should reside in a single folder go to file, automation, and then batch. Select the action that you want to run, and then you have some certain options. If in the action you told it to open the file, then check the box that says override open action. If you didn't include an open command in the action, leave the box unchecked and it will put one for you. This is the same as the overide close check box. You then tell it what folder you want it to take the clips from, and then what folder you want to send the final picts to, and press ok. It will then take every file in that folder and after processing it, it will save it to the new folder.
04-14-2004, 03:02 PM
Fantastic, you have eliminated much stress from my project. Rest easy tonight, for you have saved your fellow man.
04-14-2004, 04:25 PM
Glad I could help. I actually just posted a project that I have been working on for about 3 weeks. I was in a similar situation as yourself, trying to find the best way to work with my footage in other programs, such as photoshop. You can check it out in the screen grabs section it is under the topic "to my wife".