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    I have a sequence in Premiere Pro 1.5 and I want to File > Export > Movie.
    I want to expot > movie to a hard drive. I want the original fullest quality as my miniDV tapes. I am assuming no compression.
    What I am wanting to do is archive all my miniDV tapes to a hard drive for backup.
    The only editing I will do is cut some scenes and then add a black video at the beginning of the video which includes title and date since videos don't come with EXIF files like digital photos.

    What settings do I use to get the highest quality video?:
    - In General, do I choose AVI or DV AVI? My video is from a Canon miniDV video camera.

    For DV AVI:
    - In Video, do I leave the "limit data rate to" checked or unchecked? Also in Video, do I leave "Recompress"checked or unchecked?
    - Under keyframes and rendering, do I use lower field first, upper field first, or no fields (progressive)?

    For AVI:
    - Under Video, I get to choose a compressor. There is a list of compressor and then there is "none". Do I choose a compressor or do I choose "none"?
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    Originally Posted by vid83
    I have a sequence in Premiere Pro 1.5 and I want to File > Export > Movie so that I can transcode in Adobe Encore before making a DVD for TV. I want to let Encore transcode it.

    What settings do I use to get the highest quality video?:
    - In General, do I choose AVI or DV AVI? My video is from a Canon miniDV video camera.

    For DV AVI:
    - In Video, do I leave the "limit data rate to" checked or unchecked? Also in Video, do I leave "Recompress"checked or unchecked?
    - Under keyframes and rendering, do I use lower field first, upper field first, or no fields (progressive)?

    For AVI:
    - Under Video, I get to choose a compressor. There is a list of compressor and then there is "none". Do I choose a compressor or do I choose "none"?
    Don't understand.

    Normally you would set a DV project in Premiere Pro, import/capture your DV-AVI, edit, then encode to DVD MPeg2 in Premiere Pro. Max quality depends on encoder audio setting for AC3, MP2 or PCM. This represents maximum quality for 224Kb/s MP2 audio...

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    Originally Posted by edDV
    Originally Posted by vid83
    I have a sequence in Premiere Pro 1.5 and I want to File > Export > Movie so that I can transcode in Adobe Encore before making a DVD for TV. I want to let Encore transcode it.

    What settings do I use to get the highest quality video?:
    - In General, do I choose AVI or DV AVI? My video is from a Canon miniDV video camera.

    For DV AVI:
    - In Video, do I leave the "limit data rate to" checked or unchecked? Also in Video, do I leave "Recompress"checked or unchecked?
    - Under keyframes and rendering, do I use lower field first, upper field first, or no fields (progressive)?

    For AVI:
    - Under Video, I get to choose a compressor. There is a list of compressor and then there is "none". Do I choose a compressor or do I choose "none"?
    Don't understand.

    Normally you would set a DV project in Premiere Pro, import/capture your DV-AVI, edit, then encode to DVD MPeg2 in Premiere Pro. Max quality depends on encoder audio setting for AC3, MP2 or PCM. This represents maximum quality for 224Kb/s MP2 audio...
    The explanation in the original post is assuming that I am exporting in full uncompressed quality so that Encore can transcode it.

    Also, althought not noted in the original post, this situation is also for when I want to let Premiere Pro 1.5 export movie in the fullest quality so that I can archive my miniDV tapes onto a hard drive.

    I am going to edit the original post now so that the situation deals with exporting to hard drive to archive tapes instead of making a DVD.
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    Bump.

    Great questions, but misunderstood, then ignored. I'm here because I'm still using the old PP 1.5 and only often enough that I forget details. I can answer these questions though (might need some help with the fields question):

    Originally Posted by vid83 View Post
    What settings do I use to get the highest quality video?:
    - In General, do I choose AVI or DV AVI? My video is from a Canon miniDV video camera.
    Using "Microsoft DV AVI" for the initial Export > Movie setting will yield the highest quality possible from a miniDV source.

    Originally Posted by vid83 View Post
    For DV AVI:
    - In Video, do I leave the "limit data rate to" checked or unchecked? Also in Video, do I leave "Recompress"checked or unchecked?
    Leave "limit data rate to" checked, but choose "Maintain Data Rate" from the drop-down menu.

    Originally Posted by vid83 View Post
    - Under keyframes and rendering, do I use lower field first, upper field first, or no fields (progressive)?
    If my footage contains stills I check "Deinterlace Video Footage" and "Optimize Stills". If not, I check "No Fields" and leave "Optimize Stills" unchecked.

    Originally Posted by vid83 View Post
    For AVI:
    Do I choose a compressor or do I choose "none"?
    "None" is the choice for compression.
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    if what you are asking is how to copy your minidv tapes to a hard drive without any change you don't use adobe pp at all. windv is the tool for the job. hook up your cam using your firewire connection and set windv to copy the tape to whatever folder on a hard drive you want. you can either have it as 1 long video or have windv cut it up on time discontinuities into smaller chunks.
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    PP or WinDV can turn out clean captures of miniDV via firewire. I prefer using Adobe's stuff. Beyond that, the OP wanted to turn out edited, but lossless avi files.
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