I'm ok with the mechanics of premiere, but the technical stuff kills me. I've made several videos using .mpeg and .avi files for source material, but a friend of mine told me you'll get better quality if you rip straight from the dvd (I use SmartRipper) and simply change the file extension to .mp4. I tried this and lo and behold, the quality is much better, however, I cannot for the life of me get the videos to then import into premiere. I'm using 6.0, but do I lack a proper codec? Am I just completely off my rocker and totally doing this wrong? Please assist this technical noob oh great and wise amv creators~!
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