Question re Adobe Premiere

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Brian Siano, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Brian Siano

    Brian Siano Guest

    I'm going to be upgrading my machine in a few months, which means I'll be
    able to run a decent editing platform on my system. Right now, I'm using
    Ulead's package, which aint' greta, so I'm thinking of buying Adobe
    Premiere. I have a few questions about whether I should buy it or not.

    1. I'd heard that Adobe premiere requires hard drives that operate within
    certain tolerances (speed, access time, etc.) Is this true, is it a large
    added expense, or can I just get a decent off-the-shelf unit and expect
    Adobe to work well with it?

    2. So far, the video I've show has been in a 4:3 aspect ratio. But I like
    widescreen compositions, so I'd like to start using it in a 16:9
    configuration. That makes for some nice images, but I an unable to render
    such projects into a "letterboxed" format, with the black bars, so I can
    watch it on a normal TV screen. (I mean, I _can_ watch it on a normal
    screen, but it's squeezed.) Would Adobe offer me that option when rendering
    a final product?

    Oh, and I'd like to see a recommendation on a wide-angle lens for Sony
    TRV740 camcorders.

    Thanks in advance.
    Brian Siano, Aug 11, 2003
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  2. Brian Siano

    nappy Guest

    Premiere has NO restrictions on drive type. The capture system you use may
    have restrictions if you are recording uncompressed or other formats above
    and beyond DV. But Premiere itself makes no demands regarding your drives.
    nappy, Aug 11, 2003
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  3. You heard wrong...
    Yes. Use the "clip" filter to crop images shot in 4:3 to whatever you want...
    The Sony HG0737 works very well on this camera...
    David Ruether, Aug 11, 2003
  4. Brian Siano

    Brian Siano Guest

    Hm. That doesn't sound like what I'm after. I mean, I could shoot 4:3
    and simply super a black matte above and below. But what I'd much prefer
    to do is shoot 16:9, and have the ability to render that down into a
    "letterbox" version viewable on a standard 4:3 monitor. Is that possible
    with Adobe?

    Thanks for the recommendation on the wide-angle lens.
    Brian Siano, Aug 13, 2003
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