7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2009 5:31 AM by Kent Jakusz

    Dumb Question??

    Kent Jakusz Level 1

      I hope the philosophy here is that there is no such thing as a dumb question.

      Here goes.

      Adobe Classroom in a Book for Premier Pro states that when opening a New Project under the Project tab you have two choices DV or HDV when in actuality the choices in my version of CS4 are HDV and QuickTime.  I have been under the impression that QuickTime can be either DV or HDV and with that premise I do not understand what my choices are.



        • 1. Re: Dumb Question??
          Andy Urtu Level 1

          Are you on a Mac?

          What is the date and version referenced in your Classroom in a book?  Sounds like it is refering to version Premiere 2.0.


          DV is dv.

          HDV is HDV ( a mpeg2 based format)

          mov is a container.  It can use many types of codecs.


          What camera are you capturing from?  That will determine what project type you should choose.

          • 2. Re: Dumb Question??
            Kent Jakusz Level 1

            I am on a Mac .  The book is for CS4, bran new. The option in question is in the CS4 version of Premier Pro under capture/format my options are HDV or QuickTime not HDV or DV as stated in the book.  When and why would I choose QuickTime for a capture format?  I guess if I were importing some files in QT formats but then what do I do when I want to import DV?  Is the QT option replacing DV a recent change?




            • 3. Re: Dumb Question??
              Curt Wrigley Level 4

              Its one of the few differences in the sw between platforms.   Though MAC can play an avi wrapper, it prefers quicktime.


              In Pr; HDV is a different capture mode than DV.   For example some cams can play back booth DV and HDV; so you have ot tell Pr which capture mode to be in .

              • 4. Re: Dumb Question??
                Jim_Simon Level 8

                I hope the philosophy here is that there is no such thing as a dumb question.


                My sister once called me on my home phone (a land line) and when I picked up she asked "Hey, are you home?"


                I thought that was a pretty dumb question.

                • 5. Re: Dumb Question??
                  Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  There is no such thing as a dumb question, only dumb answers.

                  • 6. Re: Dumb Question??
                    Jeff Bellune Level 5

                    Different people's brains work differently.  I am convinced that right

                    brain/left brain only scratches the surface.  What is patently obvious

                    to one is shrouded in mystery to another.


                    (And then there's the issue of *my *brain.  I've killed so many of its

                    cells over my 33+ years of adulthood that nothing is obvious anymore.)


                    People also make mistakes.  And I mean everybody.



                    • 7. Re: Dumb Question??
                      Kent Jakusz Level 1

                      Five correct answers.  Well said, thank you.  Now how do I mark all as being correct?