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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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So I just got the latest DJI Air 2S drone and shot some footage with it yesterday.  The video is 5472x3078 4:2:0 10-bit footage in a HEVC (H.265) codec at 23.98 fps.  I brought it into Premiere, let the footage create a Sequence, then changed the Resolution to 3840x2160.  Did a quick 1 minute edit of the footage, including reframing the shots using the extra resolution or scaling the footage down to fit the Sequence.  I rendered the footage in the timeline and it played back fine (surprisingly well for H.265 actually).  

Then the trouble.  I first exported it as a lower Bitrate 1080p (h.264) video to just upload onto Social Media.  That resulted in a series of static images.  So I tried again using the 4K YouTube (h.264) preset of Premiere, and same thing.  It has my cuts where they should be, as well as the reposition / scale changes, but everything is just a series of still images.  Namely the first frame of each video clip is just statically sitting there all pretty like, until the cut and then it is the next clip's first frame.

Anyone experience this before? This is a new one on me.  Exports went smoothly both times but clearly something is way off.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021
Transcode footage to a more edit friendly format such as Prores or Cineform before brining it into Premiere.

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Transcode footage to a more edit friendly format such as Prores or Cineform before brining it into Premiere.

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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This fixed the issue. It is ridiculous and I should nto have to do it. My computer has the power to edit h.265 footage, I shouldn't have to transcode all of the footage I shoot on the drone. But this is the only solution that worked. 

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Still issue with 15.1 Premiere. Just downgrade to 15.0 and everyting will be ok. Adobe in each new update manage to break something...

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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I'm having a similar issue. I also have the latest DJI Air 2S drone but I'm using 4K 30fps. When I tried exporting then playing it back, it appears to be static images when it's just very very jumpy video. What gives? Didn't have this issue earlier that I recall. 

 

Also how do I export this project so that I can open it in the previous version 202 if the new 2021 is broken? I'm truly disappointed I can't export in the right format and quality like before.

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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I am having exactly this issue right now.  Which solution worked for you?

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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I have to Transcode the footage into ProRes before I start editing. Then use the Transcoded footage. 

I didn't select that as "the answer" because I think it is complete BS and the fact that Adobe hasn't corrected it when folks clearly know it's a thing is ridiculous. 

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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What are you using to do the transcode, Premiere itself or another product?

This is utter BS.  I agree completely.  I will be getting on the phone today, I can tell.

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Adobe Media Encoder. I prefer to manually transcode my footage when I do it.  Never had much luck with doing it IN Premiere. 

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Thanks for the info.  I just returned home from filming the volcano in Iceland.  I have some "hot" footage to post.

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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1.5 months later and this is still a problem. Adobe really makes it harder and harder to justify using them. 

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