I shot various clips at 1920x1080 24fps and 1280x720 60fps (for slow motion scenes) using my Canon t3i. I'm using Premiere CS6 to turn this footage into a short filmic-looking video recapping my trip.
My questions lie in sequence settings and export settings. I want the video to have a cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1). Should I use two different sequences-- one for the 24fps video and one for the 60fps? And when I go to render the video to finish it, do I render it at 1920x818 (2.35:1) or 1280x545? I want it to be maximum HD quality, but I'm sure that with my 1280x720 footage I won't be able to have a 1080p video.
I apologize for my lack of understanding of sequences and resolution settings. I'm slowly learning!
Edit everything in a normal 720 sequence, then export to 1280 x 544, with a top and bottom Crop of 88 pixels in the Export Settings dialog.
Thanks for the response, Jim. So when I want to slow down my 60fps clips, do I just drag those clips into the timeline of the normal 720 24fps sequence, and then just reduce the speed to 50%?
40% would be better. That would give you every original frame without any interpolation or blending.