So, I've been filming using 4k resolution with the intention of using it on a 1080p sequence. The reason I use 4k is so I have the extra pixels to play with when I use the Warp Stabilizer. BUT, it seems this is not possible to do, as Premiere Pro CC says I need to 'nest' the 4k clips before I can use warp stabilizer. The problem with that is that, 'nesting' a 4k clip to match the 1080p sequence video dimensions, means the 4k video gets cropped to 1080p, thus loosing the extra pixels I had and making it completely pointless filming in 4k in the first place.
It's my understanding that a lot of people use a higher resolution than sometimes needed when filming, so they can crop / stabilize the footage without loosing the quality...but how are they doing this?
Any help with this is greatly received
After you put the 4k video on your timeline and you "crop" it (size it) the way you want it to be seen in the 1080p frame... then export the video using "match sequence settings"... this will give you a 1080p file... put this on your timeline and then you can use Warp Stabilizer!
If you want to use the Warp Stabilizer on footage that does not match the sequence setting you need to NEST the clip and then add the Warp Stabilizer.
Thanks Ann, this worked for me.