I would go with archiving along with waiting for further developments in technology
others that recommend saving the
output in the same format as the recorded material.
Pending your definition of .avi format, I would refute
PE13 has no export option in .avi format
1. Refer to Publish+Share/Computer/AVI with Presets = DV NTSC Standard or Widescreen and then under the Advanced Button/Video of that preset.
You have a choice of various Adobe supplied .video codec and the opportunity for preset customization. In addition, if you download and install the Lagarith Lossless Codec, it will be available for use under the Advanced settings for the AVI preset. True, there is no counterpart in 13 for 10's Share/Tape (for DV Tape).
2. If you are importing 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9, then you use a 1440 x 1080.....project preset. But, when you go to export it, use the export setting for 1920 x 1080 to avoid the dependency of the player related to having a 16:9 flag stretch the 1440 x 1080 for display after encoding.
To avoid the possibility of interlace issues in areas of higher motion in the video, I would suggest recording progressive rather than interlaced footage.
Regarding interlaced vs progressive, look at the export settings, those with default deinterlacing and not. Deinterlacing before or after export and letting the player do the deinterlacing of interlaced video? To be discuss next if indicated.
Please consider. More comments to follow as indicated.
Many thanks ATR.
1) AVI presets now available - I missed the scroll bar on the Publish+Share window!
Lagarith codec now installed.
2) A useful tip on export setting. Thanks. Having a 1080p TV, I'll also give PS recording a try.
I may come back to you on interlaced vs progressive.
Thanks for the follow up with the great news and for looking at the suggestions.
If you have time, please check out the following recent thread here which gets into some interlaced vs progressive issues that john (the originator of the thread) ran into.