I just got a new computer and bought CS4 to match. I created a timeline in Premiere with avi, mov, tiff and music clips. Just a test - about 2 minutes long. I am trying to export to a movie (avi) as I did in CS2 and am finding that when I choose Microsoft AVI and use a custom preset and choose the Cinepak codec by Radius I am no longer able to change the output to 1280 x 720 to match my source material. I tried the uncompressed avi and I also tried "none" for the codec, but ended up with 8 and 9 GB files respectively. Typically, I am encoding an 18 minute piece and I get a 4-6 GB file.
The new computer is a Xeon 2.93 Ghz with 12 MB ram and running XP 64 bit. I am trying different codecs now but I am wondering if I am missing something as I used to be able to do this with no problem on CS2. I searched the forums and have found references to crashes and hang ups with CS4 in the AME - but I am experiencing none of this. I installed the updates but it hasnt changed anything. Again, I have 1280 x 720 source and I want to output to a 1280 x 720 AVI.
Is anyone trying to do the same or have any direction to point me in?
Use uncompressed or Lagarith. Microsoft DV AVI can not be changed in resolution and Cinepak Radius is too old and rusty to be any use.
Thanks Harm. Uncompressed gives me too large of a file so I am experimenting with different Codecs to check the output and will definitely try Lagarith.
However, now I am curious. While I understand that Cinepak is old, I was able to adjust resolution in CS2 using it. (rather, I was working with the same parameters and it gave me the standard 720x480 which I was able to adjust to 1280 x 720). Any idea why the new limitations?
Maybe I'm stupid, but I could not even find Cinepak on my system. Win7-64/CS4 4.2.