What is the best format and preset (resolution, fps rate, pixel aspect ratio etc) to edit clip in native form without loosing quality and save correct proportions?
How to make widescreen of this clip and save good proportions and quality?
What is better : To encode it in adobe encoder to widescreen before editing or during exporting?
Short: Don't edit that material, just watch it.
Otherwise, convert to MS DV AVI type2 before import. Use the fps, PAR, etc. you shot in. You will lose quality, but that is caused by the way you shot the material. If you did not shoot widescreen, with the crappy source, forget about making it widescreen. You are better off with a black still in widescreen.
Encoding that stuff for further quality hits is not advisable. Better reshoot with a video camera.
Welcome to the forum.
As Harm points out, Xvid (and DivX, the commercial variation) is a delivery-only format. Conversion will get you around it, but you already have a loss of quality, due to the extreme compression of the Xvid CODEC. I use DigitalMedia Converter to get this sort of footage into the recommended, DV-AVI Typ II w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV Audio. There are freeware converters, like Prism, that can do this too.
Thank you, thank you, thank you
Adobe Encoder isn't good do it?
By Adobe Encoder, do you mean Adobe Media Encoder, installed with PrPro? That will only work when you have the proper Assets into PrPro, and is for Export.
Now, for either Xvid, or DivX, I use DigitalMedia Converter, but there are several freeware programs, that should work fine.
[Edit] Just saw that I had already posted that info above. Sorry!
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