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>or at least, any output would be in Standard definition
You can export to Blue Ray.
CS4 support most any HD camera in the sub-$10,000 range, but so does CS3. The only thing CS4 really adds to the mix is AVCHD.
What output do you want it to have?
Hi, thanks fo rthe replies. Wasnt aware that I could actually import HD into CS3. I was aware that CS3 works with Blu Ray, but wouldnt the Blu Ray just play Standard Definition?
In terms of output - I want it to output in High Definition (say 1080) - as far as I see it at the moment with CS3, you can only output in standard definition format - or have I missed something?
it has been a while since I last looked at this (and gave up), but I udnerstood it to be that CS3 can input (some ) HDV, but not AVCHD, but that any input of a HD signal had to be scaled down in terms of export into a standard definition.
For example. At the time, i was looking at getting a Sony HDR HC3E which is capable of recording at 1080p. As I understood it, I could get the video into CS3, but when outputting it, it would be in standard definition. i also understood that, for certain HD formats, that these had to be scaled down to Standard definition BEFORE you could import it into CS3.
Please correct me if I am wrong - if i can input a video which is recorded at 1080p, and create a Blue Ray which is also 1080p using the above camera, I have obviously taken a wrong route somewhere in my quest for information!!!
> I was aware that CS3 works with Blu Ray, but wouldnt the Blu Ray just play Standard Definition?
just what do you think blue ray is?
We currently have one of the same Sony HDR cams, and i really don't like it!
The whole AVCHD thing throws CS3 off. You can get a plugin for ppro(not cheap), from Mainconcept which will support AVCHD, but we get lots of problems with audio/video sync. CS4 does seem to support it, but i feel very wary about it all! you can get a similar HDV sony camera that records onto miniDV tape which is far more stable and is still the most widley used format.
Just to give you a straight answer; CS3 works very well with HD source footage, and can export to either blu-ray(HD), DVD(SD), uncompressed HD avi or HD quicktime files, among others...
Ive been using CS3 with HD footage without too much problems (see my other post!), sice its release. :-)
Andrew - thanks!! Great answer. So, in a nutshell, as long as the source formet is in a supported HD format (obviously), CS3 CAN export in an HD format. So, the million $ question, what cam are you using / or what cams will work properly (and natively, without the need for Mainconcept, which I had also looked into) to get an HD source format which works well in CS3?
Phil, sorry, I think you missed the point, I know what blu ray is, but if you can't burn HD files onto it (without spending a large amount of money on a camera), there would be little point in burning a Standard definition video onto it.
All your replies are much appreciated!
HDV and P2 cameras currently work with CS3. AVCHD & RED cameras will be added to that list for CS4.
> HDV and P2 cameras currently work with CS3. AVCHD & RED cameras will be added to that list for CS4.
And pretty much any other cam that can be captured as HD with appropriate capture cards.
im using a sony hdv1000u camcorder. I recorded on a minidvhd tape and need to import it on adobe premiere pro cs4. What do i pick to import the video over to get the hd video to the pc.
Start reading about capturing. In general use the setting that is identical to the format you shot in.