6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2010 8:04 PM by John T Smith

    Capturing 1920/60i in CS3

      Can it be done?  I have 1920x1080 footage coming from a Canon HV10.  CS3 doesn't seem to give me the option of capturing at 1920.  Plus, it doesn't seem to want to show the footage during capture, so I don't know there's a timecode failure until the tape is done (then I find out that it stopped capturing 40 minutes ago!).


      Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me,


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        • 1. Re: Capturing 1920/60i in CS3
          SFL46 Level 3

          I use a Canon XH-A1, which Canon also specs as having a 1920 resolution.


          You need to check your manual.  The Canon and Sony HDV stream is a 1440 x 1081 anamorphoric stream, which expands on capture to 1920 x 1080i  You do this cpature at the HDV preset settings--namely 1440 60i

          • 2. Re: Capturing 1920/60i in CS3
            Jim_Simon Level 8

            Canon claims it's true 1920 x 1080 recording as HDV, but this is a contradiction in terms.  The HDV specification does not allow for 1920 x 1080, only 1440 x 1080 with a 1.33 Pixel Aspect Ratio.  So it would have to be either one or the other - 1920 x 1080 recording in some non-standard format, in which case it's possible the footage may not work with Premiere.  Or it's actually recording only 1440 x 1080 in the claimed HDV mode, in which case you choose a 1080i preset at the appropriate frame rate.

            • 3. Re: Capturing 1920/60i in CS3
              SFL46 Level 3

              Jim, I agree with you to a point.  The camera records 1440 x 1080 60i HDV stream, this is true, but when its played back an appropriate monitor, it effectively "displays" at 1920.  Note that 1440 x 1.333 = 1919.5.  PPro needs to be set to 1080i preset since that this standard HDV stream


              As an example of this math, If you want to add stills to a HDV sequence, you need to size them to 1920 x 1080 square pixel, or 1440 x 1080 at rectangular pixel ratio 1.33.

              • 4. Re: Capturing 1920/60i in CS3
                Jim_Simon Level 8


                • 5. Re: Capturing 1920/60i in CS3

                  I have exactly the same camera (Canon XH-A1s) – I’m honestly overwhelmed with all the compatibility issues around. I guess, we, the consumer, don’t put enough pressure out there!

                  Can anyone in simple terms let me know if I ever going to produce a true 1920x1080 using CS5Pro and that mighty camera? After paying dearly for my CS5 I’m stuck with this program which for some nonsense I can’t even monitor what I’m capturing (essential part of capturing…hellooo!?).


                  • 6. Re: Capturing 1920/60i in CS3
                    John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Premiere does not display HD video while using Firewire to transfer


                    Use http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm instead