4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2011 5:56 PM by Colin Brougham RSS

    No 720x486 presets?

    Sproketzz Community Member

      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.

        • 1. Re: No 720x486 presets?
          joe bloe premiere Community Member

          Try this.

          CS5 / CS5.5:

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          CS6:

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          Then, watch this:

          http://www.video2brain.com/en/videos-4003.htm

           

           

          edit

          CS6 image added 3/31/13

          jbp

          • 2. Re: No 720x486 presets?
            Colin Brougham Community Member

            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:

             

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            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.

            • 3. Re: No 720x486 presets?
              Sproketzz Community Member

              Well, it doesn't quite work that way on my system. But your answer did lead me down the right path.

               

              When I go to the settings in the new sequence dialogue box there is no option for "custom".

               

              But there is "desktop".

               

              So I chose desktop and found that I could make the manual adjustments necessary and then save

              them to a new "custom" sequence preset.

               

              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.

              • 4. Re: No 720x486 presets?
                Colin Brougham Community Member

                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