Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
More information needed for someone to help... click these links and provided the requested information
For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
Read the FAQ article about exporting
PPro FAQ List http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/faq_list
And, some learning pages... Here Tutorials
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
CS5 Premiere Pro Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/message/2738611
CS5 Tutorials http://bellunevideo.com/tutlist.php
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Regions and NTSC vs PAL http://forums.adobe.com/thread/951042
thanks for all the links.. i will check them out and see what the specific info is on codecs etc. thanks again...
yes there is a red line.. i'm still working on the exact codec info. i've opened up new projects in all possible settings and i still get a red line, even most recently when i made sure the project settings matched the video (1280x720) 29fps 1.0 pixel ratio. When i went to export it, it was only at 720x480 once again.
i guess i dont understand why this is so difficult in adobe premiere when i can get super high quality video with windows movie maker but with less convienient editing options..
i'm just frustrated and as i said i'm no professional\, just a dabbler at this but i'm pulling my hair trying to figuree this out.
Me thinks you are making this more difficult than it need be. You seem surprised that the output from your 720p project is coming out at 720x480, but that would be because that is the export format YOU CHOSE. What were the export settings used? If working with 720p and you want the same output, you can for example choose "H.264" for Format, and then "Youtube Widescreen HD" as a Preset and get your 720p output. Really quite simple. Read the Adobe HELP files or any of the links provided previously.
Windows Movie Maker might be a better choice for right now.
It will take some invested time to get up to speed in Adobe Premiere CS5x. If you are pulling your hair out rather than enjoying the learning process, the software may not be your solution.
There are links to great tutorials through the adobe website, and on youtube. You may want to invest a few hours there over a few days then revisit Premiere. You'd have a much better advantage than now. Also, it will be easier to get help for specific issues, like exporting video files: Source footage formate, sequence format and preset, export format, dimension and bit rate. This might help get you going, if you don't quit, that is.
>dont understand why this is so difficult in adobe premiere
Your very first step is to ensure that your project matches your video... so you really need to know what is inside your video files
Beginning with... what camera brand and model do you have?
Have you tried the NEW ITEM process I mentioned in my last message?