When I attempt to capture a frame from DVCProHD for use outside of PProCS6, the image is compressed horizontally (see example below). It appears normal in some CS6 products (Photoshop and when reimported back into PPro), but if previewed or used elsewhere it looks wrong. Even in Encore I have to reinterpret the footage to make it look like a normal frame from 16:9 aspect footage.
Any suggestions to help prevent this?
You cannot prevent this in Premiere with the snapshot option.
Correct this in Photoshop.
Open a 1920x1080 square pixel layer
Drop the still into this layer
Scale to fit and save.
However you can export a 1 frame work area as a png etc.
set it to 1920x1080 with square pixel.