1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 9, 2011 2:52 PM by Colin Brougham

    Question about mixing 720p and 1080p footage.....

    DaveQQ

      Hi, I used a 1920x1080 sequence and mixed in the 1280x720 footage... I want to encode a version that is  1920x1080 but also one that is 1280x720 for the web...  Now if I scale up my 1280x720 footage (scale to frame size) ... and then scale it down during the encoding, will I lose some quality or will Premiere recognize that its 1280x720 footage to begin with and never resize it in a destructive manner...?

       

       

      Another question would be if I scale down 1920x1080 (scale to frame size) on a 1280x720 sequence, is the process destructive and affect color correcting or will I be color correcting the full 1920x1080 image even if it is scaled down..?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Question about mixing 720p and 1080p footage.....
          Colin Brougham Level 6
          will I lose some quality or will Premiere recognize that its 1280x720 footage to begin with and never resize it in a destructive manner...?

           

          No, you'll suffer a quality hit, but more from enlarging than shrinking the image.

           

          If you need a 720p output from footage that is a mix of 1080p and 720p, you're probably better off copying and pasting the edits into a 720p sequence, and shrinking the 1080p clips to fit. That will preserve as much quality as possible.