I am editing a music video, and it was all shot on HDCAM. I captured all of the footage using the 23.98 DVCPRO HD codec to minimize drive space. Now I have the timeline finished, and I went back to recapture the used footage at uncompressed 1920x1080. What I got was not what I expected. The footage in the timline looks squished and scaled up. Did I do something wrong here?
I didn't do media manager, I just selected all of the clips in the timeline and right clicked to capture at uncompressed quality. I am now currently doing media mananger, and hopefully recapture all media files at full rez.
That is the worflow that I did, and then reconnected the media in the timeline to the recaptured footage, but it still didn't look right. In the timeline, each clip was still at the DVC PRO aspect ratio, instead of square, even though the clip was captured as uncompressed HD.
Even though tony is right, it really doesn't pertain to you as the HDCam codec is not made available for native HDCam editing. What you have is a DVCPRo HD timeline that has it's own rasterization. What you need to do is media manage your DVCPRO HD timeline into an uncompressed timeline (use the uncompressed 23.98 timeline setting). This will get rid of any rasterization in your timeline and on your clips. Your clips and timeline will come in full raster 1920x1080 as that's how they are coming through HD SDI.