hi, first time caller but old time editor using premiere pro 2 and stuck. i've posted this problem on my fav forum (until i found this one by chance) here: DMN Forum: Adobe Premiere Pro
i'm not giving up, and i want clean video for my client's project. i've back tracked the problem to the source so to speak. i've analog captured dv using the snazzio card, using the NTSC DV preset. it seems like the best option the software has. Other's are mpeg and divx, no good for premiere. so what to do? I am thinking now that if i take the ntsc cam and hook to my pal capture cap direct, i might get better results via firewire? does that sound doable? anyway, here is the real problem i think, the snazzio capture card is converting the dv stream using a codec called dvsd (see www.FOURCC.org - Video Codecs and Pixel Formats for definition. this codec even makes virtualdub/Avisynth barf, as well as myself when i look at the captured footage.
the tape cam from an unknown camera with unknown settings during the shoot (the cam was stolen from the client last week). all they know is that it was a canon. the only ntsc cam i have for capture is a fairly good sony circa 2001 with a broken firewire port. my rewind cam is a PAL pani400 (great camera). so will doing a video out of the sony and a video into the pani, and then record, then transfer work. oh crap probally not right, you can't convert NTSC to PAL that way - can you?
back to my captured footage. it just looks bad even as straight ntsc capture. i used canopus procoder to convert to pal before import into premiere and it looks a little better (i'm assuming it's converting upper to lower fields and changing the size to 720x576 and that's it)
I tried taking the ntsc into the premiere PAL project but that just won't cut it, as after scaling it looks even worse. so far the procoder clips look the best, but way below my standards. so what to do?
I can't even play around with the captured files in virtualdub due to the before mentioned 4cc codec problem. and i have to get this job out by sunday....
thanks for listening,