1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 2, 2010 5:46 AM by Jeff Bellune

    CS4 and pillarboxing 1920x1080 AVCHD to 16:9 DVD NTSC

    TimmyTutone

      I'm new to Premiere CS4.  I'm using Canon HF11 30p MTS files, so I'm  using the 1080i30 (60i) settings.

       

      I Import my AVCHD files.  When I try to  use Adobe Media Encoder CS4 to downsample the 1920x1080 AVCHD to 16:9  DVD NTSC or DV I get  pillarboxing on the sides of the DVD file.  I don't in  any of my other video editing programs.  Why do I ONLY see this in Premiere, and  how can I fix it?  I've never seen a video editor not 'stretch' the video to fill the entire 720x480 'screen' with the correct aspect ratio played on the TV.

       

      I read about and already understood apect ratios:

      http://help.adobe.com/en_US/PremierePro/4.0/WS03BF7479-8C7B-4522-8C75-210AD102524Ea.html#W S9058AE69-455C-49c2-AD1B-35DA227B376Aa

       

      And this sounds like it's about my problem but doesn't help since the MPEG2-DVD setting in AME doesn't allow me to choose square pixels:

      http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/325/325883.html

       

      Here's the output showing the pillarboxing:

      CS4.jpg

       

      Here's the source tab:

      CS4source.jpg