I spend all my time using PPro/Encore so I dont have the pleasure of hanging out here much. But my son has an HDV camcorder and wants to make regular SD 16:9 DVDs (he doesnt have a blur ray burner)
My question is; how is Pr Elements at downscaling HDV content to SD? Sadly PPRO is not that good at it. There is a new option in CS4 that allows PPRO to do a better job, but it still is not as good as some 3rd party solutions at downscaling HD to SD.
So; Id love to hear your experience in doing this in Elements. Id like to recomend it for my son, who just wants to edit some home movies down to SD DVDs.
Premiere Elements is not much better than Pro at downsampling from HDV. In fact, on a less-than-powerful computer system, it can choke.
On the other hand, if you capture your HDV as DV-AVIs (standard DV), you should have no problem editing it and outputting standard DVDs.
Just set your camcorder to DV Lock and, when it capture, the camcorder will do an excellent job of downsampling your video to great-looking DV.
Thanks Steve. That what I suspected.