I have recently started editing HD video from a new camera that records wide screen video. It seems that the Adobe Pro CS5 is setting margins that removes needed video. The raw footage looks fine, but the editing cuts the lower and upper areas of the video off. Do I need to set the editor up differently that when I was editing video shot on a Mini-DV film?
Right-clip your video clip in the Project bin and look at the Properties, for instance "1920x1080 29.97 upper field 1.0 square pixels". Once you know what format you are working with, try and match up an existing Sequence Preset, such as "AVCHD" and "1080i", so that settings all match your footage.
If you put HD footage into an SD sequence, bad things happen. Doesn't look right, quality is lost, etc.
Please let us know what camera model you use and what record settings are and then maybe someone can tell you the exact preset to use. New camcorders will often has several record options such as 1080i, 1080p30, 1080p24, 720p60, 720p30, 720p24, etc.
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For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/message/3776153
-and a FAQ on sequence setting http://forums.adobe.com/message/3804341
The PPro tutorial list in message #3 http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276578 may also help, with more help in message #5