Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

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Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby Lord Rae » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:24 am

So I had to install Adobe CS3 fresh after a system wipe and I'm having issues.

Premiere CS3 on a Windows 7 32 bit install. Both fresh and aside from my lossless options not showing up in the export tab I thought I was doing ok.

The problem is my footage is 720x480 and so is my project. But when I drop video onto the timeline it shrinks the video down into the title safe area. I don't have any strange options on that I am aware of and I can't figure out why it would be doing this.

I'm having to re-edit my video since you can't change settings on a project that is already started so I don't want to have to redo that effort again if its fucked up from the start.

Why would it be shrinking it? Here is a image exported from the timeline so I know its not just a display error.
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Project settings: DV 24P
23.976 frames/second
Frame Size 720 x 480 16:9
D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9(1.2)
No Fields Progressive Scan
24 fps Timecode
Title Safe 20% x 20%
Action safe 10% x 10%
Audio 44100 hz

And my video matches that. So why would it be smaller once I drop it onto the timeline? I've used premiere for years and never had this issue. It's really frustrating. The video shows up fine on the preview window... but once I drop it onto that timeline it shrinks it into the title safe margins. I tried starting another project and eliminating the title safe settings (0%) and it still did it. Besides those have been there and always seemed to be just guides for the grid that pops up not a hard and fast cut off for video.

Any ideas?
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Re: Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby mirkosp » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:00 am

Are you sure your footage is actually 720x480 widescreen and not 720x480 letterboxed fullscreen? It's the most likely reason.
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Re: Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby Lord Rae » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:12 am

Shit you might be right... Any quick way to make sure?
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Re: Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:31 am

Lord Rae wrote:Shit you might be right... Any quick way to make sure?

... Open the footage outside of premiere?
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Re: Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby Lord Rae » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:19 pm

...

yeah... not thinking clearly today.

So if the footage is 720x480 letterboxed fullscreen what should I set up the project as? This was all so much easier when I was capturing clips off vhs back in the day.
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Re: Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby mirkosp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:28 am

Just set it as 4:3.
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Re: Premiere CS3 shrinking footage?

Postby Lord Rae » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:11 am

Anyone else ever ask a series of questions and feel really dumb afterwards? Just me?

Thanks for all the help.
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