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No 720x486 presets?

Jul 2, 2011 8:05 PM

New to Premiere Pro. Coming from FCP and Media Composer.


I can't seem to set up a 720x486 project/sequence.
720x480 seems to be the only choice.

None exist in the presets and the settings that might allow me to
manually adjust the frame size are grayed out and unavailable.

Even the title safe photoshop files do not include a 720x486 version.

  • joe bloe premiere
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    Mar 31, 2013 3:43 PM   in reply to Sproketzz

    Try this.

    CS5 / CS5.5:




    Then, watch this:




    CS6 image added 3/31/13


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    Jul 2, 2011 5:20 PM   in reply to Sproketzz

    This is where the Custom editing mode comes into play. Just click the Settings tab in the New Sequence dialog, select "Custom" from the Editing Mode drop down, and set your parameters to suit.


    For example:




    Be sure to use the Save Preset button at the bottom after you're done customizing in order to easily create a sequence later using these settings.

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    Jul 2, 2011 5:56 PM   in reply to Sproketzz

    But there is "desktop".


    You're on CS5, which you didn't mention. CS5.5 changed the name to "Custom." Same difference.


    But already my faith in Premiere Pro as being a professional edit system is shaken as there are plenty

    of presets for 720x480 but none for 720x486. If you are editing for broadcast, going out to digibeta, 720x486

    is the standard.


    Why? No tapeless formats work at 720x480; only tape-based video does, and you need third-party hardware in order to ingest from those. If this is enough to rattle you on Premiere Pro, you're gonna hate it

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