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Editing on premiere pro cs3
I have a movie due out July 4th.
I have tons of clips from a 3CCD PV-GS320 video camera so i guess the frame size is 720x480.
I also have tons of clips from a Canon HV30 so i guess the frame size is 1440x1080 (although this year i've been exporting it at 1280x720, square pixels).
i need to edit all the shots in together and then export them, but when i bring in the hv30 shots to the right size project for the pvgs320, the shots get screwed up. and vice versa.
do i need to make a project with custom settings?
Is your gs footage 16:9 or 4:3?
gs footage isn't going to upres well at all, and chances are you're outputing SD, so make an SD project and down-res the hv30 footage. This is where the question as to whether you shot 4:3 or 16:9 with the gs comes in. We'll break this into the 2 options, A) you shot 16:9, and B) you shot 4:3
make your sequence/project (i forget the exacty workflow of CS3, i've been using CS4. Can you make sequences with different settings within the project? i think so, so do that), as 16:9 SD. Now simply just go to the effects tab on any of your hv30 shots and scale it down to like... 46% percent? something like that, you'll find where it needs to be to have the whole image. Then export with letterboxing.
this one you're going to have to alter the look of one of the camera's footage. Make your sequences with 4:3 SD settings. Now you can either put letterboxing on your SD footage, and downres the HD footage so that it's widescreen w/ letterboxing, or you could downres the HD footage so that there's no letterboxing and it takes up the entire 4:3 viewing space. If it's not exactly where you need it to be, you will have a little play with the location of the video, so if your subject is cut off on the left side of the frame you can pull the video to the left so it shows it.
hope that helps.
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