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Author Topic: XA10 with Adobe Premier Pro CS5.5  (Read 4625 times)

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« on: May 01, 2012, 07:54:18 PM »

Hey there,
                  I'm another newbie to HD.  I was using a GL2 mini DV in CS-4.
My software skills are limited too. Only editing for a couple years. I'm 62 too,,,Ha
 Just picked up the Canon XA10 and did a few test runs in MXP at 60i & PF30.
Looks great on camera playback, but looks like crap on the software (CS5.5)
Also when I went to transfer the file from the SD card (Lexar 133x class10 32GB)
to my computer, it kept showing up as a Windows Media File. What happened there??
So, can anyone suggest the best set up for this camera & software. I'd like to get
the best quality possible. 
                Thanks in advance. Hoping for some feedback.  Thanks,,,,,,, Steve
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 10:27:46 PM »

First, we need to know more about what you are doing, how your are importing, and do you have Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows or Premiere Pro CS5.5 or what.

There are several ways to import, but I am not sure this is your problem and if it is I will help you there.  First, if you have the Suite, you can import and do much of your editing in After Effects.  When importing in After Effects you want to go to:
After Effects > Composition > Composition Settings > and use the preset HDTV 1080 29.97.  Make sure to check the box for Lock Aspect Ration to 16:9.

If you are importing into Premiere Pro CS5.5, I use the Sequence Settings for AVCHD 1080i square pixels 29.97.

Now here is the important thing, in editing mode, the picture quality is not greatest but when you send it to Encore to burn to a disc, you will find a much better quality picture.

So I need much more info from what and how you are doing things.  Maybe even step by step so I can see where the problem is.


When you copy the files from your internal memory to the SD card, the files are MTS files and when transferred to your computer it should remain the same.  Windows Media Player will play should play the MTS file.

Is your software copies or Genuine Adobe Software?  Yes, it makes a difference.

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