Files made using Adobe Premiere Pro not working in GEAR Video 8

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Applies to Products: GEAR Video 8

Applies to Operating Systems: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Summary

Burning dvds from files made using Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Encore DVD 1.5 Files made with these two programs will not work with GEAR Video 8

Solution

When you try to author a DVD with GEAR Video, it requires the video files to be encoded as MPEG-2, and it expects the files to have a .mpg file extension. You can not author DVDs directly from DV video files (.avi). Adobe Premiere can encode MPEG video files, but it saves these files with a different file extension (either .m2v or .mp2).

If you want to use GEAR Video to author the DVD, you should refer to the following guides.

Overview: Create DVDs

Encoding to MPEG-2: Encode Video to MPEG-2 for DVD

Authoring: DVD Authoring

You should have no trouble using GEAR to encode your DV video movies (.avi files) to MPEG-2. Then you can use GEAR Video to author the DVD-Video title, and burn it to a DVD-9.

If you want to use Encore to author the title, you would have to write the title to a disc image (a VIDEO_TS folder with the IFO, BUP and VOB files).

If you have a completed DVD title (VIDEO_TS) on your hard drive, you can create a new DVD-Video volume in GEAR.

Now you can burn the volume to disc.

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