I'm in the middle of an editing project that contains a lot of resizing of video clips. So far I have laid down my edits in Premiere and also rendered using Adobe Media Encoder. But a few days ago I read something on a motion graphics forum that caught my eye: Someone was claiming that AE can handle scaling a lot better than NLE's like Final Cut or Premiere.
So the question goes:
On a project that contains a lot of scaled video clips, would it perhaps be wise to import the Premiere project into AE and render out from there?
Someone was claiming that AE can handle scaling a lot better than NLE's like Final Cut or Premiere.
This is historically true, as NLEs probably have to cut a few corners to achieve the kind of real time performance users expect from them.
However, I now would say "NLE's like Final Cut", end of quote. Because as discussed in another thread, Premiere Pro recently (in 4.01, not 4.1 as I wrote there) got a "Maximum Render Quality" option in its' Sequence Settings (General tab). This provides higher quality (but slower, of course) scaling.
So, I'd say fire up AE to take advantage of the amazing creative possibilities. Not just to have better scaling, since PPro should do that just fine.
Ok, that's good to know!
Thanks for helping!