I am using Premiere Pro CS5.5, capturing footage off a mini-DV casette (NOT HD) using a Sony DSR-11. All is well with that, except for that the output is an .avi rather than MP4 (H264). I am under the impression that H264 with the extension of .MP4, is better than avi.
Does anyone know if it is possible to change the format of that outputted footage?
Capturing from a mini dv (DSR11) will always be an .avi. (Some programms will do mpeg however). In fact its DV-avi which is the best quality. It cannot get it any better. mp4 is hightly compressed.
thanks Ann, Jim. I was afraid u'd say avi is the only option w/capturing, but am happy to hear it is the best option. Thanks again, and to the others who replied (and i will look at the "best export format/codec" page:)