Thanks, but image size is the concern. I do understand what you were getting at in your tutorials. You need a larger file if you're going to manipulate how much of an image is going to show in a frame. But I create and crop my stills where I want them ahead of time. Then my files only need to be as big as what the app is looking for. It also allows me to create as sharp an image "to size" as possible. Then the editor or the compressor don't have to do any scaling, which always softens an image at least some. The only detail loss then is the compression to MPEG-2 when you get to that point.
So I really just want to know, are the still pixel sizes listed in CS4 above correct for CS5.5? And which is the type to pay attention to for square pixel stills (for those in the list not defined), D1 or DV?
Edit: Believe I found the answer to the second question after a Google search. Stated on one site:
D1 (or Full D1) refers to a picture size of 720x480. This is the size used in DVDs and other professional video equipment.
DV is actually a codec for compressed video.
So it appears I want to use the D1 dimensions. Correct?
The list is valid if you save the file in square pixels.
However, I believe there is an easier way if one has
In Photosohop, you can change the image pixel
aspect ratio directly. The drop down for that parameter lists common video formats.
Change the PAR first (e.g., 1.33) and then, using the crop tool set for the frame dimensions, e.g., 1440 x 1080. Save the file. Premiere will recognize the image format. There's no reason to keep track of what the square pixel frame size is.
You can create Photoshop Actions to somewaht automate this process.
Thank you, Todd.
I see you found the info in After Affects. Seems strange that this same info isn't in the Premiere Pro documentation.
Premiere Pro CS5 has this page:
But Premiere Pro CS4 has this:
Mostly identical info, but CS4's page shows the square pixel dimensions, which is where I grabbed the text from to post above. Neither CS5's page, or even the PDF manual mentions it at all. A deliberate omission? A goof? I think it would be a good idea to put this information back in the PP manual.
It was just an oversight by the Premiere Pro documentation person.
The best way to make requests for changes to the documentation is to leave a comment on the relevant page of the Help document.