I have tried searching for this but found nothing exactly like i need.
I'm new here, and I have recently filmed some footage on two cameras, unfortunately the 2nd camera was on pal 4:3 format as opposed to pal 16:9 format that i wanted.
I want to use Premiere Pro CS3 to change this 4:3 footage to 16:9. I have tried google but got no definitive answer.
I realise the footage will become degraded somewhat as I have to scale up the 4:3 footage to fit 16:9 screen dimensions and I know to use the matte letterbox template in the title editor to do the lettterboxing. I understand how to change the PAR but not sure if i should etc.
My footage will be rendered as a full screen .avi for conversion by handbrake to go online at vimeo.com
My questions are
1. When starting Permier pro cs3 do i start a new 16:9 project or 4:3 project when importing my 4:3 footage to convert it?
2. Do I need to alter the PAR at all during this process or leave as is and let the letterbox matte and scaling do the job?
3. What do i export it as?
I have experimented in both project settings and rendered a few different versions but it doesnt seem right. If i add a letterbox matte to a 16:9 project display, then that is becoming less than 16:9 isnt it as the display video track screen is already 16:9 i believe
any help would be greatly appreciated, even youtube had no direct answer.
thanks in advance