I'm trying to make a short film (~5 minutes length), which includes photos and videos. I understand that MPEG-2 is the best format to work with, so I converted my videos (4 of them) into MPEG-2. The project size in PrPro CS4 is 960x720, 25fps, 48000 hertz stereo. The videos were taken from iphone (mp4) and Windows Live Movie Maker (wmv), and converted into MPEG-2 with Xilisoft Video Converter. They are in different dimensions (for example, the wmv is 1080p, so it doesn't fit my project), and the mp4 is rotated 90 degrees, so it needs to be flipped and I guess resize to a height of 720p.
Unfortunately my computer is 2.2ghz core2duo with 2GB RAM running on Windows 7 32-bit. I must create this video on this computer. If I will use the native files, how can I fit them into my project size (960x720)? how can I set different dimensions to the videos?
Thank you in advance for your support
What version of PrPro are you working with?
Actually, MPEG-2 is not a good format/CODEC to use, as it is both heavily compressed, and is in GOP (Group of Pictures) structure. The version of PrPro, that you have, might well define the best format to use, and maybe even not need to convert.
Unfortunately, the Live version of WMM will only Export to WMV, where the "non-Live," older version, can Export to DV-AVI, though only Type I, and not Type II.
In general, for an SD Project, DV-AVI Type II is as good, as it gets.
The Frame Size of your Project is a bit odd. What prompted you to chose that?
Good luck, and let us know just a bit more.
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