I am using Adobe Premiere 5.5 for editing some video. I have a 2hour .ts file which is made from multiple .ts files which were taken by one camera and then joined together. Is there a way to put in fades out and in (to/from black) and edit out unnecessary video/audio from just the one long file? Or do I have to split the .TS file into multiple clips and put in the fades/trim and then join them all together? If I need to edit the .ts files first, what freeware can you recommend? I really need help on this. Want to get a DVD authored for someone this weekend. Thanks in advance.
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AviSynth can do that simply and easily from the original long file, but unless you've used it before it's nothing you'll get done this weekend.
Never used Premiere but I would think it could do it easily as well, just working with the original long file.
ok, good to know as a backup plan. Can anyone chime in on whether or not this can be done in Premiere?
Import the file into premiere and make a same-as source timeline by dragging the clip onto the new item icon at the bottom of the project window. If it plays you can do it in Premiere if it doesn't you can't -- no harm no foul.
Premiere certainly has the functionality to do what you wish, all you need to find out is whether it can open your file.
Sweet. Premiere is able to open the file as a same-as-source timeline. SMRPIX, do you know how i would go about this? I would want to select a transition point, fade to black, delete some audience applause and crowd noise, and then fade back into the video. Any idea on what would be the best way to do this?
Go to the point you want to cut, add an edit with the razor tool, ripple delete out any pieces you don't want and shift the remainder of the clip if you want a longer duration between.
Add dip to black on either side of the edits from the video transition palette, adjust duration to taste.
When you say you want to delete crowd noise I assume you mean you want everything to fade to silence along with the picture? Add Audio crossfades at the cut points to do that or just add keyframes to your audio tracks and adjust.
Adding a single frame of black in between the segments can make some of this easier to do.
To simplify: First make your cuts, then add your fades.
If you haven't worked in Premiere much there's a learning curve. Take your time.
Last edited by smrpix; 20th Sep 2013 at 20:57.
Actually what I want to do is this. the camera was rolling constantly during a dance performance. At the end of each dance, when the house light go off and the curtain goes down, I want to fade to black. Then after the curtain goes down, there is a small amount of time where the dancers are getting into position for the next number. I want to delete both video and audio (so they remain in sync) up to just before the beginning of the next dance routine. Finally I want it to fade back up from black to regular video brightness. Does that make sense?
Just cut out the parts you don't want. Mark your in and out with the razor blade tool and then ripple delete to remove the section and bring the ends together. You may find the fades are unnecessary, but just add them from the effects palette if needed.
Premiere Pro were a person, he can do all that in his sleep, and probably cook breakfast too while at it. What are you talking about? Premiere is a professional NLE program that has a steep, steeper, steepest learning curve, for absolute newbies, especially. If you truly have Premiere Pro in front of you, you probably have not even as much as peeked at what it's able to do. Fade to black? Trim? It's all there, lock, stock, and 99 possible video tracks in a timeline sequence.This is the Tweedledee. And oh, there's the Tweedledum, too.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is expected to figure, right out of the gate. I started out with Premiere v4.2 in the 90s and believe me I shed tears of blood trying to figure out everything. You;ve got it better today. But maybe Premiere Pro is not a good choice of program for someone starting out? Wny not try Premiere elements first? Or snarky grotty Nero?This is the Tweedledee. And oh, there's the Tweedledum, too.
I DID go through the "wretched" help, and I DID check out Youtube for some tutorials. The thing is, every tutorial shows you how to do these things when you have multiple clips, and it appears that none of them show you how to edit one long file the way I wanted to.
And by the way, this is not my first foray into video editing. I have used cheap/free programs and most of them are just plain okay. I just recently acquired Premiere, and figured someone would be able to help me out maybe with some shortcuts. SMRPIX did. You did not. What you posted was not helpful in the least and completely unnecessary. Move along.