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Premiere 6.5 DV pixel size

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June 10, 2003 1:54:58 PM

1. When I capture to Premiere 6.5 from a Sony TRV-22, the captured AVI shows up as 480x720 with .9 pixel width. This works out to 480x710 at a 1.0 pixel width. How should I be exporting this video?

I can export to MPEG-2 at 480x720 at .9 width, but I think 4x3 is 480x640. I don't know where the other pixels are coming from.

2. I am exporting to MPEG-2 then importing to DVDit. DVDit wants to re-render the video even though it is already MPEG-2. This takes a loooong time...hours. Should I just export the video as AVI to avoid double-compression, since it's just going to be rendered again anyway? Is there some way to do this more efficiently?

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June 10, 2003 5:34:53 PM

1. 720x480 is the correct resolution for DV and DVD under NTSC system. Just remember the pixel aspect ratio between a computer monitor and TV is different.

2. DVDit won't re-render (or re-encode) if your video is already in MPEG2 DVD standard. Check the Premiere export settings again and make sure you've selected the MPEG2 DVD standard and not just MPEG2.

<A HREF="http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/userguides/78179.php" target="_new">This site</A> has some more info on using DVDit. Have a look.
June 10, 2003 7:05:21 PM

OK, thanks elzt -- I'll check it out.
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