Hi guys and gals,
I am currently working with a trial version of adobe premiere cs3 to see if its worth the cash. But so far I am having awful problems when it comes to exporting my videos. Everything has been shot with a Canon XL2, 25 FPS, 16:9, Progressive Scan. So when I capture everything I use the PAL widescreen capture settings. Which seems to have all the proper settings I would need. Except for one, its says "16:9 (Interlaced)". Should I change this considering my footage is progressive?
Back on topic; While editing my videos everyhting seems fine, the colours, resolution, and the aspect ratio. When I first started exporting videos I thought that everything was fine. Apart from the fact that the overall quality was not as good as watching the footage straight from the camera, but I put this down to whatever compresser I was using. I was watching all my videos using windows media player and it appeared to be widescreen and when I uploaded my videos to youtube, it was letterboxed so I still thought it was widescreen.
But once I viewed any of my videos using quicktime or realplayer or anything else its was in 4:3. I browsed through the settings of windows media player when playing a video and it states this; "Actual 4:3, Displayed 16:9". So is windows media player just stretching out the image so it appears 16:9? This could explain the somewhat washed out look of the videos.
Basically, I shot everything in 16:9. Captured using 16:9 settings. Editing with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and this somehow = 4:3.
Does anyone had any idea what the problem is?
It is incredibly disheartening going out and really starting to film great stuff but for the footage to be destroyed when it gets to the post production stage.
Any help is greatly appreciated.