I'm using some super8 film files transfered at 720 x 486 in pro-res hq and am wondering how Premiere Pro handles the aspect ratio if edited with sequence settings at 720 x 480. Does it just cut the extra frame size equally? Wondering what the best work flow is for me in this situation. I'm running PP 14.7.
(Parenthetically I've got some jitter at the bottom of the frame in some clips where i needed to change speeds - if 780 X 480 cuts that out it would be fine, otherwise i might need to blow up the frames on those clips to 102% to eliminate. Don't want to lose image resolution!)
Thanks for your help!
Depends on your settings in Preferences.
You may note that neither of the above have anything to do with settings for PAR ... so there is always some user-choice involved. Are the pixels square, or not? Is the frame-size aspect width to height the same? Those are for the user to control.
720x486 w 0.9091 ... I think that's basic 16:9 ratio, if I recall correctly, so dropping it on an FHD 1080 sequence should give the proper aspect ratio. There is a bit of an issue with upsizing the image of course, but that's going to happen with that older frame-size image.
Thanks again, Neil - its tough cos I'm not using a calibrated monitor - will do an up res test to see how it looks. I'm expecting most folks to be watching online but we will see...
Usually you match source stuff (what you shot ) with what you edit.
You might have other ideas and there's a link somewhere where you can make requests to the progammers and colorists who make these programs your dream land.
Thanks! I was hoping that the quality wouldn't take too much of a hit at that size. - I'll also check out the neatvideo.
I am not sure of the quality but I imagine it is better than VHS. If so you can try different scaling methods as seen in the video below at 6:30. If it is for a client ask them which method they prefer.
You are welcome.