I am fairly new to Premiere.
Is that an accurate statement? Did you look at the resolution settings of source and program monitors? They should be equal for any sensible comparison.
Whats your source footage and what are your project settings?
I shot on Mini DV in HDV mode.
My project settings are as follows (Preset DV-NTSC - Widescreen 48KHZ):
Editing mode: DV NTSC
Timebase: 29.97 fps
Frame size: 720h 480v (1.200)
Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)
Fields: Lower Field First
I have the source and program both set to highest quality in their respective dropdown menus for viewing.
If you shot in HDV, why are you editing in DV?
You need to edit in a hdv preset.
Render to SD directly or nest the hdv timeline into a dv timeline or watch Jeff's tutorial.
Btw hdv is upper field.
Is there any way to go back and switch to an HDV preset once I have started my DV project? I don't follow the "Render to SD directly or nest the hdv timeline into a dv timeline." And where do I watch Jeff's tutorial? Sorry I am such a rookie.
CS3: make hdv project and import dv project into this one.
CS4: make new sequence with hdv settings and copy footage from dv timeline in hdv timeline.
Jeff's tutorial: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/485667?tstart=0
Thanks so much for your help you guys! I actually imported the DV project into the HDV one and it worked.