I'm hoping someone can give me guidence on this technical issue...
I have a Cannon HV30 which I used to capture video in HDV 24fps using the camera preset.
I am using Premiere Pro 2.0 and downloaded the Cannon presets from the Adobe site for Cannon HDV cameras.
I then created a Premiere Pro project using these downloaded presets (Cannon 24F HDV) and used the Capture functionality to bring the video in from the camera. The captured video appeared to automatically save as a MPEG file.
The video looked great in Premiere Pro and I used the timeline to edit the video for eventual use in an Encore DVD project.
The problem is this - How do I export this edited timeline out and still retain the video clarity? I have exported as various file types (.avi, .mov) with various codecs for each of those file types. Each time the video seems soft (blurred) when I view the exported file.
Video settings on the export:
Frame size: 720 x 480
Frame rate: 23.976 fps
Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)
Quality: High (100%)
Data rate: Recompress - Maintain Data Rate
Any guidance will be appreciated.
1. Try export to tape in HDV
2. Capture downrezzed and edit in SD
3. Use maximum Render Quality (only for CS4)
No surprise it looks soft and blurry when going from HD to SD.
I thought that might be the reason but didn't expect it to be this soft (maybe wishful thinking). The Premiere Canon Presets don't support transfer back to tape.
However, is downconverting the video in After Effects an option? ...if so, would it give a better result?