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Use a codec other than DV.
There isn't an HDV codec, though some of t
hem will allow you to resize the video
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Precisely. What codec--and moreover, what format--you use depends on your destination requirements. Codec options like "Animation" or "None" allow you to set most parameters for an export, but the file is only useable in certain contexts, whereas DV is DV the world over (NTSC vs. PAL differences notwithstanding) but is limited to strict parameters. Fill in the blanks about where your file is going, and someone will be able to help you pick the proper codec.
You will likely want one of the H.264 CODEC/formats. However, with out knowing how you need to deliver, it's but a guess on our part. That is what Colin is asking. Your intended delivery will set the stage, and then people can help with the fine-tuning of the Export.
Another question please: As I will be outputting to a particulat format, it doesn't matter what project settings I begin with, correct? (I am starting with HDV 1080i30, the tape house says i should output to DVCPRO HD, but all I get are a series of files on output.) I will be outputting to an individual who will
be converting to Sony Digibeta tape for the following submission criteria to the A & E Network
, my original footage is Sony HDV:
Advertisers airing in VOD in High Definition must send over tapes in the following formats:
DVCPROHD (LP Mode)
c. HD FORMAT QTY Format Frame Rate Description Standard Definition 1 Digibeta 4x3 Full Screen 29.97 Texted 1 Digibeta 4x3 Full Screen 29.97 Textless DVD 1 DVD Quicktime Movie Full Screen 29.97 Texted&Textless Formatted. (1 DVD per Short Form Segment must be provided.) Audio 1 OMF Disc or DA-88 (Same config as described in 6.6) 29.97 8-Track Audio (1 OMF Disc may be provided for multiple Short Form segments) Original Shoot Materials TBD See Section X11 or your Individual Legal Agreement n/a Various If you are providing more then one clip, you may agregrate multiple pieces onto the above video master reels but not on the DVD's which must be provided as separate pieces. 7. Pre-roll Video (In order of preference) a. .MOV file extensions only Resolution Frames per sec Length of spot Audio *please post .MOV file to ftp site 720x480, 640x480** 30 or 29.97 Up to :30 sec 196kps, sampled at 44.1kHz or 48kHz stereo - no compression b. Digital Beta Tape - all submissions must be clearly marked with the name of the client, product and length of commercial spot = 15 seconds c. Beta Tape - all submissions must be clearly marked with the name of the client, product and length of commercial spot = 15 seconds d. We perfer to know if file is formated as a 16x9 or 4x3. ** 640x480 must be a standard DV25 or perferably a DV50 code. Pre-encoded web-ready video If you are providing web-ready pre-encoded video, you may supply it in any one of the below sizes/bitrates as applicable. Type Framesize Maximum Total Bitrate 4:3 video 464x352 600k 4:3 video 480x360 500k 4:3 video 400x300 500k 16:9 video 624x352 600k Videos should be provided as single-rendition FLV's using On2 VP6 or H.264 format.
As I will be outputting to a particulat format, it doesn't matter what project settings I begin with, correct?
Technically-speaking, no, but practically-speaking, yes. And you don't want to use the DVCPROHD option from Premiere, if you're planning on going to DigiBeta--PPro's DVCPROHD option is for exporting to a Panasonic P2 card (hence, the "series of files" you're seeing), and it will add an unnecessary round of compression to your output. Though it will be a very large file, use the QT None export, and set your parameters to exactly match your source footage. I'm assuming that the person you're taking the file to is probably using FCP with some sort of Blackmagic Designs or AJA card, correct? If so, they'll be able to ingest the file and conform it for the DigiBeta dump (DigiBeta is SD, so you'll have to do some sort of scaling, but the hardware will do a much better job of that then Premiere Pro's software scaler will). If you know what kind of hardware is being used (e.g. who is the manufacturer), you might be able to export to the specific codec used by that card; both Blackmagic and AJA make available their codecs for encoding on platforms that don't contain their hardware.
I have forwarded your comment to the guy at the tape house for his input as to correct CODEC for his hardware. I am very grateful for your help. This is my first submission to TV/Video on Demand...and it is very complicated and frustrating. Thank you again, Colin, for your help.