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Old September 13th, 2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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Slideshow in a PAL Widescreen project

In a 720x576 Widescreen project, in preprocessing, should I crop my stills images to:

787x576 (accounts for PAL DV pixel aspect ratio of 1.0926)
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1049x576 (accounts for PAL DV WS pixel aspect ratio of 1.4568)
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Old September 13th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #2
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I think there may be some graphics packages where you can possibly specify the pixel aspect ratio so you could specify 720x576 at PAR of 1.4568. I use Serif PhotoPlus which doesn't have that facility so I always use 1049x576 - works fine.

Of course , there's nothing to stop you using 720x576 and having a border either side.

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Old September 13th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #3
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Dont crop them at all. Just place them in the project in their native aspect and resolution. In Vegas then click on the Pan/Crop icon, right click and select "Match output aspect". Let vegas take care of it and it does a great job.

My project would either be Pal DV widescreen or HDV 50i.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #4
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That's a good point. Using Pan/Ctop will also let you experiment with cropping without having to go back to your graphics application.

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