Well, the Nikon shoots in MJPEG. How does the footage from the D-90 look in a matching PrPro Project?
What MJPEG CODEC do you have installed?
Let us know how these work with your Nikon footage and good luck,
To my knowlege the D90 shoots two video modes:
1,280x720 (which they call HD)
I believe both are mjpeg compressed as avi files.
Im honestly not clear what you are asking. IF you mean you shot in low quality mode (640 x 424) and can you upconvert it to HD, the answer is no. Well; you can; but it would look horrible.
You might consider renting a video camera and re-shooting if you want this shoot to come out really well.
I'm not even seeing MJPEG as an option when I start a new project. Does that mean I do not have a proper CODEC installed?
How does MPEG Streamclip stack up against the two you mentioned?
Yeah, the shots I took were in the 640 x 424 format.
My question is basically how can I use the shots I took within Premiere CS4? Re-shooting many of those shots wont be possible. Might be able to sacrifice some video quality...getting the shots in there is the most important thing.
MJPEG is a CODEC and not a program. The two links that I furnished are for two suppliers of that MJPEG CODEC. It is also not a Project/Sequence Preset. You can use G-SPOT, the great, free utility, to get the full specs. for your AV files. Those specs. will determine which Project/Sequence Preset you will use, even if it is the Desktop Preset, where you will choose the attributes to "customize" the Preset. You DO need to match everything 100%, so be careful to get all of the data from G-Spot.
Now, as Curt mentioned, up-rezing from smaller than SD to HD is iffy, at best. Should that be the case, and you cannot reshoot, you might want to look into Red Giant's Magic Bullet InstantHD.
My question is basically how can I use the shots I took within Premiere CS4?
The best that you can do is to choose the Desktop Preset, and then "customize" the attributes to match your footage. See above for using G-Spot to get all of that info, as you will need it.
Then, if you have an MJPEG CODEC properly installed and it's one that PrPro can use, you just Import and edit. If you do not have one, or do not have one that PrPro can use, the two sources, that are linked in my first reply should work fine. Users have reported great results with either/both.
If you then need to Export to a higher-rez, you are looking at either living with the diminished quality, or using something like InstantHD, linked above.
Good luck, and hope that this helps.
PS - for a bit of background on CODEC's, the "building blocks" of AV files, see this ARTICLE and the links inside.