There about a zillion combination of HD. The problem is that most codecs don't have a PAR tag. Many that do don't support HD frame sizes.
The frame size and PAR are in the composition settings, not in the output module. If you're using a DV codec the codec limits the output to 720 pixels wide. If you want to output HD then setup a comp using one of the standard presets, set your render settings to best quality and full resolution, then set the output module to use an appropriate codec for HD by setting the format options. If you're comp is setup for non square pixels (like one of the HDV presets) then you can either drop that comp inside a standard square pixel HD comp for rendering to square pixels or stretch the output in the Render settings. I personally prefer setting up a sq pixel comp,.
It would also help me to answer your question correctly if I knew exactly what you were trying to do with the QT movies your rendering. The last HD project I delivered was rendered to 5 different codecs in 10 different frame sizes for broadcast, the web, SD TV, Iphone, podcast, and powerpoint presentations.
Thanks Rick, I understand your ideas. My ultimate goal is personal
entertainment using BD disks and my HD TV. Eventually, possibly entering
amateur contests such as sponsored by Videomaker Mag or Muvipix.com. The
reason I'm pursuing QT is simply there is no better way to learn than to
work a problem until it is solved. I am using AE CS3 to implement visual
effects vignettes which is where my real interest lies. To get to BD, I use
Adobe PE4 as my NLE which is more than adequate. In so far as I know, AE
and PE work equally well with avi as with QT so I'm OK. On the other hand,
I also use PS CS2 which is married with Image Ready which seems to prefer
QT. PS is great to roto with it's many tools. I realize the new PS has
incorporated the Image Ready functionality and Image Ready is no longer
supported. Nonetheless, It's what I will have for the foreseeable future.
If worse comes to worse, I can always use AE (or PE) to output a sequence of
stills that can be imported into Image Ready and then shifted to PS for
work. If I had QT available, QT Pro outputs image sequences more quickly.
Image Ready, however, only outputs QT as footage. Dale