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Old June 18th, 2003, 07:13 AM   #1
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Vegas Pan/Crop tool?

Just getting into learning Vegas- so far I absolutly love it. Granted it's a cosiderably different from the Premiere workflow, however much more robust.

My question is with the Pan/Crop tool. Actually two questions:

1.Why does footage look squashed (stretched vertically) and images/photos look fine in the Pan/Crop dialogue box? Is it because the footage is rectangular pixels and graphics/photos being square match the square pixel aspect of the computer monitor? I'm asking because the distortion seems pretty drastic- I know the rectangular to square pixel thing can change the aspect ratio of the image but not to the degree it's exibiting in the pan crop tool.

2. When I'm shinking the box (ie zooming in on the viewable area of the image/footage) sometimes I get letterboxing either vertically or horizonally. It's only at certian sizes though. I can aleviate this by unchecking preserve aspect ratio and moving the edges ever so slightly till the black bars are removed. Does anyone know why I'm getting this when preserve aspect ratio is on and I'm making sure my selection box isn't going outside the image/footage itself?!

I posted this in the wrong forum- I tried to delete the post but it wont let me...could a Wrangler delete it for me please. Thanks
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Old June 18th, 2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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I'd have to go and look, but, I think there is a box to check in the pan tool for maintaining aspect ratio.
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