Thanks, but I was really looking for a way to solve this problem without having to invest in any other software. I am using Premiere on a mac.
In the Project Window what does the interprete footage say about the squased video?
Sorry folks. More Jive issues (AGAIN!!!)
>without having to invest
Scenalyzer has a free version, and there is also windv
SD capture http://windv.mourek.cz/ or http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
Do note that the demo version of ScenalyzerLive puts a watermark in the files it creates
- I'm told that the OLD version is freeware... check the download page for details
If you ever move to HD, try the free
HD capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
In the project window the squashed
footage is li sited as 1049x576 (1.4587) 25 fps.
The interperete footage has dv widescreen selected.
What if you set it to square pixels, what does the footage look like in the timeline.
If I set it to square pixels the aspect ratio is correct but the footage has jagged edges
Thanks for that, although I forgot
to mention in my question I am using Prem Pro CS5 on Mac rather than PC. Is Scenalyzer PC based?
Sorry, PC based only.
Don't know any free capture tools for the Mac.
Sorry I dont have an answer..but there must be a reason why PPRO captures the footage with random dimensions.
Are the cameras different?
Are the students changing settings in camera as they shoot?
Is the randomness in the same capture session or different sessions?
I have never experienced it and PPRO always captured DV footage exactly as it was shot. ie. SD, Squeezed, Letterboxed (that is 3 very different types of footage)
All cameras are the same.
No settings have been changed.
Same DV deck used to batch capture.
Random capture happens same tape, same DV deck.
So this is not the reason, there must be something wrong with the software.
Do you happen to have a monkey, a bird or a cat nearby? These appear to cause problems from time to time if I read other posts here correctly.