I am using CS3 with Windows Vista 64 bit.
Does this mean that you are using PrPro CS3 and have edited in it? If so, you will NOT be able to open the PRPROJ file in any version of PrE. I doubt, but do not know this to be fact, that you can open that PRPROJ file in anything except for PrPro. If that is correct, and all you want to do is author it to DVD, then Encore is your program of choice.
If you do have PrPro CS3, you might want to see this THREAD and consider upgrading to CS4.1 for the HD to SD downrezing.
Now, if I misunderstood which CS3 program you have, and have done work in, forgive me, and correct my assumptions.
That is correct. I am using PrPo CS3. I have Encore on my computer, but I can't seem to get it to open. I will need to investigate further. Thanks Jim
Regarding Encore, please post your problems HERE. Please list your system specs. and you will get help.
See you there,
PS - Encore is a great authoring program and will allow you to do much more than almost any other authoring program, < US$25,000.
As for downconverting, yes, both Premiere Pro CS3 and Premiere Elements 7 will convert most formats to most any other formats (although, they are video editors first, and there are more efficient conversion programs if all you want to do is convert or downsample).
But much depends on the source of your footage. Hi-def video from a AVCHD or HDV tape-based camcorder, yes.
Hi-def video from a cheap "webbie" camcorder, like the Flip, not so much.
Thanks Steve: My source is HDV tape from a Canon HV-20 camcorder. I'm still
trying to get Encore running. I can't wait to play with Encore and try it
out on my project. I will be all done when I do.