I have a WMV movie that I need to insert and edit in Premiere Pro CS4 and when I do the WMV movie is way to big for Premiere Pro. I think I know why, because the settings for Premiere Pro were set to 720x480 and the WMV file exceeds this boundary, but I have no choice on the WMV file as I did not create it. Is there a project setting in Premiere Pro that will allow for the larger setting? I know that when you create a new project you can select different resolutions etc., but I have not found one that will fit properly, and all the ones I used created a several GB file, this is not useable for me. Is there software out there that will scale WMV, and if yes, what is it. Is there a specific setting(s) in Premiere Pro that will allow this scaling to happen. I am really stuck here, I have tried Adobe Captivate to bring the file in with no luck...I have tried a conversion program that would make the WMV file an AVI, and the AVI ends up looking EXTREMELY pixilated and you cannot read any of the on screen dialog. Please oh please Premiere gurus throw me a chip of wisdom.
Use the FREE Windows Movie Maker from Microsoft (wmv is their format) to change the size
While some flavors of WMV can give PrPro fits, let's assume that yours does not.
Create a New Project and choose Desktop. There you can select/fill-in the exact details of your WMV. That is what you want to do. If necessary, use G-Spot to give you the details. It's better with MPEG and AVI, but still should give you most of the data on your WMV.
Then, Import and X-fingers. If it Imports fine, and will edit, you're home free. You can Export to almost any Frame Size/Format that you choose.