My photos zoom to the borders in the project window, but when I export them, they zoom and reposition incorrectly. How do I keep it all inside the 1440 x 1080 borders and allow it to appear as it does when I preview it? Even if I use a preview monitor, it shows something different to an export version.
My project setting is set to HDV 1080i 25 (Sony 50i). Pixel Aspect Ratio says: HD Anamrphic 1080 (1.333)
I have captured two 60min tapes that were filmed in HDV widescreen mode. They appear to run smoothly in the program monitor in Premiere Pro 2. I have then overlayed photo images and used Video Effects – Motion -Position and Scale to make the photos zoom in to where the faces in the photos are positioned.
In the top right hand corner (the “program monitor”?) the effects work exactly as I’d like them to – they fill the screen with image and zoom exactly onto the faces in the photos. Even when I attached a television monitor it worked. But then when I exported them….
As I write this I am discovering that exporting itself has settings. It seems unnecessary… Hang on a sec.
I just exported an AVI file that was extremely accurate to the program monitor, except it was squeezed to 4:3 ratio. Now I nearly know how to do it, but if you know, can you please tell me how to present the AVI file in widescreen HD?
Thanks Steven – your website has already taught me a lot.
I highly recommend that if you want to export to standard definition DV AVI from HDV footage, that you import the HDV project into a standard definition wide screen project, and then export from there.
And make sure you tell the program to use a widescreen Pixel Aspect Ratio of 1.422 (PAL)
Thanks Steven. It works perfectly now. I was really worried that my camera was incompatible. I just exported the film in PAL widescreen 1.422 without having to start again (I had setup in HDV widescreen mode). Such a quick and perfect response! Thank you Creative Cow and thank you Steven L. Gotz! 🙂