I am importing 1440x1080 .mts files into premiere pro.
I'm not doing any thing else to them. I simply wish to import them then export them as .avi files.
I go to file > export > Media.
In the "summary" section, it always shows output: 720x480, even though it shows the source sequence as 1440x1080.
For "Format" at the top of export settings, I choose "Microsoft AVI", or "uncompressed microsoft .avi"
If I check the "Match sequence settings" check box, it leaves the video at it's 1440x1080 resolution, but it squishes the video itself into 4:3 aspect ratio, distorting the image a lot.
Operator error is the most likely cause here. Learning how to use the program will likely solve that.
It might help us to help you if you can share your intentions/workflow. There is very little reason to convert HDV to uncompressed avi for example. What is it that you ultimately wish to accomplish? Your video looks squished because HDV is anamorphic widescreen, using non-square pixels with an aspect of 1.33, multiply by 1440 and you get 1920. Export to 1920x1080 with 1.0 pixel aspect and it will look correct, but please tell us your goals and there may be better solutions.
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I want to record, edit, then export HD video.
I want these videos to be able to be watched in HD on youtube.
The video recorded is 1440x1080.
So far I can stop it from being resized by choosing h.264 as the format from the export settngs, and it doesn't get distorted.
The original reason I'm also bringing them into premiere pro, is to de-interlace the 1080i HD video.
When reiewing the video on my PC, the interlace lines are glaringly obvious.
Simply brining them into premiere pro then exporting them, seems to fix them.
I just don't like the compression of h.264
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You can use myriad Export settings, and many different CODEC's. The resizing came from choosing a DV Export Preset, which will be 720 x 480 for NTSC. Just do not choose one of the DV Presets, say MS AVI, and then select an applicable CODEC. The MS AVI Uncompressed should have been good, albeit with large file size, and I am not sure that it would be useful in YouTube.
For YouTube, H.264 is not a bad CODEC, but you might want to experiment with WMV (are you on a Mac, or PC?)
Jim Simon furnished a link to an Adobe FAQ Entry, on "Export Settings."
Also, is your 1440 x 1080 Anamorphic with a PAR = 1.3333, or does it have square pixels, i.e. PAR = 1.0? The reason that I ask is your comment about "squished" in the output file.
If you don't like the look of the H.264 output, then you didn't have the right settings. There should in fact be a YouTube HD preset available in Adobe Media Encoder, to encode to 720p using square pixels. With your 1440x1080 video, you'd be upscaling to go to 1920x1080, and that's kind of a big file for people to watch anyways. I think going down to 720p is ideal for YouTube, and this will fix the squishing issue you had as well.
Encoding to an avi file will produce a very large file which is going to present an issue to upload, look under H.264 for the YouTube HD preset.
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