Using 4:3 monitor for 16:9 footage at

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:58 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Regina, SK Canada
Posts: 104
Images: 1
Using 4:3 monitor for 16:9 footage

I am using Vegas 8c with two computer monitors and an external 4:3 Sony broadcast monitor. I have used this arrangement for a number of years with standard DV footage. Recently I upgraded to a new computer and now wish to edit my AVCCHD footage from my Sony XR520. Everything works fine except that the picture on the external broadcast monitor is 4:3, not 16:9 (the picture also seems to be stretched vertically). It seems to me that it should show the 16:9 video from the time line with black bars on the top and the bottom. I achieved that result with the old setup so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

Here are the settings: in Project Properties I have selected HD 1080-60i (1920x1080, 29.970 fps as the template. The Pixel aspect ration is 1.000 (square). The Video Preview window in Vegas shows a 16:9 picture without any black bars.

In Preferences - Preview Device I have selected NTSC DV Widescreen under Conform output to the following format. Changing these settings makes a difference on how the picture is displayed in the Video Preview window but none of the changes result in a 16:9 picture in the monitor.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Curt Talbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:46 PM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 37
I believe you want a pixel aspect ratio of 1.33
Matteo Manson is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network