Before capture the clips say "1440x1080" when you hover over them but when I press batch capture they still create 720x480 AVI files.
How can you hover over a tape and get that information?
Try capturing with HDVSplit. Set your sequence to HDV and set the camera to export HDV.
Couple of quick suggestions/thoughts
- HDV Tape based cameras can capture in DV or HDV. You might check to see if your source footage captured in DV when you shot it. You usually can see it right in the EVF.
- Import your clip into Premiere Pro CS5 and drag it to the new item icon at the bottom of the panel. If it is 720x480, your source footage is that. If it's 1440x1080 or 1920x1080 it's HDV.
- If you want higher quality, then blu-ray is better. However, if your source footage is DV, then there's no (really good) way to make it HD short of shooting it again. Notice I said really good way. There are ways to resample your footage to make it HD.
Hope this helps,
Make sure you have the camera NOT set do down-convert your HD footage in-camera.
My Sony FX1 has the option and if I dont turn it off it will only capture SD.
When I capture SD I get .avi files but when I capture HDV it get .mpg files
what powered said. I(the night from the date of this post) realized that my deck(Sony HDV walkman) was downconverting the HDV signal to SD(menu, component, 480i instead of 1080i)