Square Pixels vs 0.9 DV pixels

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by huckfin1, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. huckfin1

    huckfin1 Guest


    Can anyone help me with this dilema,

    I am assembling a documentary which will include many DV-AVI clips that

    use a 0.9 pixel aspect ratio and many many stills which use square

    In Premiere 6.0, if your project is set to DV 0.9 pixel aspect ratio,
    you need to render the work area each time you add a still image to
    the timeline. This is rather rediculous and very time consuming and I
    understand not necessary in other programs like Final Cut Pro.

    The dilema is that I will be working with perhaps as many as 50 video
    clips that are in DV-AVI 0.9 format and I also am using perhaps as many

    as 100 still images so I'm beat. It seems that I would either have to
    re-export the videos to AVI and square pixels then set the project to
    square pixels or live with the rendering problem of still images. I
    have been told that I should keep the videos in their current DV state
    in order to maintain the highest quality.

    Does anyone have an answer to this problem?

    Also, does anyone know if Premiere Pro has addressed this issue.


    huckfin1, Mar 16, 2006
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  2. I've been importing stills for years without even giving it
    a second thought. If this concerns you, why not just batch
    convert all your stills to 0.9 pixels and drop them in as
    native "NTSC aspect".
    Richard Crowley, Mar 17, 2006
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  3. huckfin1

    huckfin1 Guest

    I never thought of that Richard, good one on you.

    By the way, a friend of mine mentioned that to her knowledge, Premiere
    Pro does not
    require you to render the work area. I haven't actually had a chance
    to visit the Adobe site
    to look into this.
    huckfin1, Mar 17, 2006
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