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  • alba17

Vidding Instruction

I'm looking for up-to-date how-to guides for vidding on a Mac. Everything I'm finding is very old, at least for fan vid-specific instructions. I'm planning to learn Adobe Premiere. I've been using Final Cut Express, but it isn't compatible with the newest Mac OS. I'm not tech savvy, so the more detailed and specific, the better.

Is the current version of iMovie any good for making fan vids? I've never tried to use it.
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[Vid] Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [SPN]

Vidder: justmep2
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Sam & Dean plus 16 other guests
[More Characters]
[John, Mary, Cas, Bobby, Ellen, Jo, Charlie, Kevin, Jody, Garth, Gabriel, Ash AND Jensen, Jared, Misha and Mark. Plus a drunk Santa.]
Genre/Pairing: Feel-good, fluff, holiday, humor, gen
Rating: PG
Music: Jason Manns ft. Jensen Ackles (!) - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
[And... (spoilers!)]
Rock version by Johnny Copland on YouTube
Length: 3.05m
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Summary: What lays in Sam and Dean's heaven? A little fluffy Christmas vid with Jensen Ackles singing plus a rocking surprise, so make sure to watch until the end! Because even the Winchesters deserve a break for Christmas. Happy holidays!
  • mswyrr

Premiere CS3 tech question

I recently tried making my own project settings in Premiere using a guide someone made -- but it came out very wrong and I've been wary of it since. But I think the time has come to try again -- I'm dealing with source that's 23 fps and the lowest pre-set Premiere offers is 25 fps. I was silly and tried to go ahead anyway, but exported video isn't clean and pretty as I'd like it. I'm going to try to make a project specs specific to my source and I'd love it if any of you have advice or guides on how that's done. The source for this project is 576x320 and 23 frames/second.

Video: Schism (The X-Files)

Vidder: Thandie
Schism (remastered)
Fandom: The X-Files
Character studio
"Schism" by Tool
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
Warnings: none
Characters/Pairings: Mulder, Krycek, M/K
"Destiny. Fate. How to throw a curve ball. The inextricable relationships in our lives that are neither accidental nor somehow in our control. " - Fox Mulder

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.avi Codec/Adobe Premiere Question

Hi all!

I was considering downloading the trial version of Adobe Premiere. Most of my video files are in .wmv format but I've recently DL'd a new fandom that are in .avi format so I figured I'd try Premiere out using these so I won't have to convert a bunch of .wmv to .avi. Anway, I'm totally clueless about codecs - do I need to download any to import & use the .avi files in Premiere? (I may try Sony Vegas after this, so the question applies to that program as well).

Any hep with the codec question or any help for Adobe Premiere in general would be much appreciated!

Thanks :-)

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Changing file extension vs. converting to .avi

Hey vidders,

I'm very new to this process, so of course the information out there is pretty overwhelming. I'm hoping you can help me decide my best choice as far as which program to use, how to go about ripping DVD files, codecs, etc.

I have both Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD. As far as making/editing clips, I really like Premiere (although it's possible that Vegas' trimmer is just as easy to use and I just can't figure it out...). I'm confused about ripping DVDs. Apparently Premiere doesn't like XviD/DivX, so I've been trying to avoid that.

What I've done is ripped a disc of episodes (S1 of Supernatural, not that it matters much) using CloneDVD5, which of course gave me .vob files. I looked around the internet a bit, and learned that Premiere will accept .vob files if you change the extension to .mpg, and it worked. I was able to import a .vob file and played around with editing it as well. The only problem I ran into is that the episodes were split into more than one .vob file - is that something my DVD ripper did, and if so, how can I fix it?

The big problem is that it seems too easy. Will I have trouble exporting/getting my finished vid onto the internet if the clips used were edited as .vob/.mpg files?

Basically I'm wondering if I should stick with Premiere, and if so, keep editing as .mpg or try to convert my .vob files into something else. Or, should I just convert them into DivX files and learn how to use Vegas? I realize that what program you use is just a preference issue, but I don't want further complications down the line.


Premiere crashes exporting

I am using many avs files with Premiere 6.5 (never a good idea...) on a Dell Inspiron 9400 with Windows XP, a 100 GB harddrive (12 GB free) and 2 GB RAM. Intel Core 2 CPU T7200 2.00 GHz.

When exporting, I get the “memory could not be ‘read’” error. It always crashes somewhere between frames 1428 and 1515. (I also got this error constantly when working on the timeline but always managed to work around it by restarting from archived project files).

I have SetMemoryMax(16) at the top of all my scripts. I've tried restarting and exporting with no other programs or windows open, turning virtual memory up to 4 GB, turning on the “optimize stills” option, deleting archived projects and preview files I didn't need, turning off the view thumbnails and wavelengths in the timeline options, and deleting unneeded mattes and clips.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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