Hey there. So I'm working on outputting some footage from Premiere to DVD.
The help file says that the best way to handle this is to use footage that's 720x540 that has square pixels, then import it into a scene whose project is set up to produce 720x480 with a 0.9 pixel aspect ratio. So when I import my 720x540 footage, it does resize it to fit the size of the 720x480x0.9 project, but I get terrible tearing in the image, see link below. It's almost like part of the resize happens by just skipping every 10th line of the original source image, which causes horrible stair stepping on diagonal lines.
When I output it to uncompressed avi, I get the same awful tearing, so it's not just an odd artifact in the monitor. Does anyone know how you can change the downres settings in premiere so it does a better job of down-resing the 720x540 footage to 720x480?