"Fit" will show the whole image, regardless of monitor size. "100%" will show the image at the correct magnification, but if the monitor is too small, you may not see it all.
Your project is interlaced, so that's that.
Don't judge final quality using the built-in monitors. They're to be used as an editing guide only, not for QC. Export out to your chosen delivery medium and watch that way for QC.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and reply to my question.
I have rendered out to a .mov file using the DV-NTSC authoring codec and the quality of the video still image is very jagged and blurry. My export settings are as follows:
Container: Quicktime .mov
Scan: Progressive ( Video looks great...image degrades) ; Interlaced (Odd/Upper) field (Image looks great...interlace artifacts predominate)
ASR: 0.9091 1.0 (sq.)
Since my first post I have imported the video into Sorenson Squeeze 5 and compressed using the On2 VP6 Pro codec with Flash 8+ HQ presets. The file size has been reduced ten fold and the video quality has held up well. I have also noticed and improvement in the clarity of the title slides, but the image issue persists. Any thoughts on what is going on here.
Right click on the still, go to Field Options and set it to Always Deinterlace and Revese Field Dominance.
Any thoughts on what is going on here.
What is your intended final delivery - DVD, web, computer playback, etc.?
For some reason, the high resolution JPEG image appears jagged and blurry once imported into Premier Pro CS4
This ARTICLE might help you to resize your high-rez still for better quality.
Thank you so much for replying to my question. I've taken your advise and have noticed a very, very subtle increase in video quality, but for the most part this portion of the video remains unusable. I do not doubt the integrity of the image because it looks flawless in PS & when I perform an Upper Field Interlaced video export of the still sequence alone. All Progressive exports mirror what I am seing on my timeline, namely: Poo-Poo! I guess it is time to take a professional course and start reading some PPro books...lol.
Computer monitors are progressive by nature. Your video footage is interlaced by nature. So we have to deinteralce that stuff. Unfortunately, Premiere just isn't very good at the job.
For my own web site, I export of a DV file in Premiere, and then use V2F to make the Flash videos for upload. Using the Sorenson codec option, it does a pretty decent job.