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  • traven

    February 3, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    inserted a picture-clip of 640 x 480 in the timeline into a NTSC 720 x 480 widescreen project. When i render in DV-AVI the final output is crap.

    However rendering in quicktime format i get excelent results. Unfortunatelly it not keeps anamorphic/widescreen aspect.

    My other videos in dv-avi that does not contains stills, only footage are great.

    What is happening? I am not talking about flicker, that i know that happens after dv-avi rendering. I am talking about bad quality in the stills.

    It only happens with stills.

    Quicktime is awesome rendering stills.

    I’ve tried rendering with Cineform HDV AVI settings, and the stills got amazing..

    My footage is slow after rendering in Cineform HDV AVI though. I believe its because my camcorder is not hdv.

    Can anyone help me out? Maybe if i upgrade to premiere 2.0 pro i will get better results in DV-AVI?

  • Steven L. Gotz

    February 3, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    I am afraid that what you said does not make much sense to me. You have a still at 640X480 and you size it to fit into the frame. The you export to DV AVI and you do not like the output. Why? What is wrong with it?

    Where did the small picture come from? Is it resized down from something?

    Can we see 5 seconds of your AVI? Just use to send me 5 seconds of AVI. And also send the still. My email address is available on my web site.


  • traven

    February 4, 2006 at 12:40 am

    Thanks for answering me Steven. You are being extremely helpful to me in the last days.

    I will do better, private url:

    5 secs video: (25Mb)

    640 x 480 picture:

    The pic is being interpreted in PP 1.5 with D1/DV NTSC WIDESCREEN 16:9 (1.2).
    The video output is not terrible, but comparing with the quicktime format output it could be much much better.

    All the others formats are rendering this with great results except for the dv-avi.

  • Steven L. Gotz

    February 4, 2006 at 2:00 am


    The first thing I did was to bring the pic into Photoshop and apply the 1.2 PAR just to see what it would look like. Then I watched the AVI in a couple of players. Then in Premiere Pro. It looks like there is some serious quality loss.

    So try this: Unlock the ratio in Photoshop and change the still to 720X480 using 1.2PAR. Use that in Premiere Pro 1.5 and you will find some improvement.

    The main issue is trying to use sharp images like that with a DV codec. Read this article. It might help you understand some of the issues:

    But the other issue is trying to use a square pixel image like that without using Photoshop or After Effects to make the size and PAR change.


  • traven

    February 4, 2006 at 2:57 am

    Thanks.. All i want is to keep great quality. I will build a DVD, so maybe its better to use MPEG2 output format. What is the best profile i can use in premiere pro 1.5 for that?

    What about wmv? Considering NTSC WIDESCREEN 720 x 480.

    I noticed that if i use 5.1 sourround sound i got this error message. Why?

  • Steven L. Gotz

    February 4, 2006 at 3:38 am

    Building an MPEG2-DVD file will not use the preview files, so it will not have some orf thr same DV codec problems. I just use 7Mbps High Quality CBR for anything less than one hour.

    WMV works fine if you just want to play it on a PC.

    The reason you get that message is that you have a stereo master. The program is complaining that it doesn’t know how to upmix to 5.1 for you. So import the main sequence into a new sequence with a 5.1 Master audio track. Then adjust the adio that you recorded on multiple mics…. but you probably didn’t…. So use Stereo instead of 5.1

    Remember that the presets are just presets. You can change them to suit your needs.


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