Author : Christos Lelidis
There are times when you need to edit a video theme and it’s necessary to use footage from an archived dvd video. Which is the fastest way to put this type of content into your Premiere Pro 2.0 timeline?
The solution is much easier than you probably think. You already know that you cannot import directly .vob files in Premiere Pro 2.0
You just can’t!
But you can import other types of files such as .avi, .mov, .mpg, etc.
Mpeg file type (.mpg) is the solution for this kind of problem!
So, you have to rename the file’s extension from .vob to .mpg in windows explorer and voila…Premiere Pro 2.0 imports the file.
Let Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 conform the file and throw it into your timeline.
Problems that may occur :
The only problem I have noticed so far is with the .vob audio stream!
Because video and audio streams are multiplexed into a single file, weird things may happened, such as after 3-4 sec the audio loops constantly! This can only happened when the audio stream is encoded in .ac3 format not .pcm or .mp2 (.ac3 isn’t recognized by Premiere)
The solution to this is to re-encode the audio stream with a AC3toWAV utility (there are plenty of applications on the internet but personally i prefer this) into .wav audio file and synchronize it with your video in the timeline! Then you’ll start editing without any concerns!
This tip have saved my a@@ from serious deadlines! I managed not to re-encode/convert video streams just to edit my archived footage in Premiere Pro 2.0 so i think it’s a life saving tip for all you semi/pro video editors (no i am not switching to another editing software, i love premiere)
I will appreciate any comments and permalinks, thanks.