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Old October 28th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Almost going mad..aspect ratio

Thanks in advance guys.

But I am having a nightmare, 2 days trying to render this.

I have a wedding movie, event/pan crop to 1920 x 817(2.35:1)

Rendering to DV PAL Widescreen(so it displays nicely on a 16:9 TV)

Problem is on TV, the aspect ratio is fitting right to the edge. Looks like with black all around - in the centre is the movie.

What am doing wrong???

With all due respect, Yes I have used the search function on the forums and have messed for hours with 'maintain aspect ratio etc..'

Thanks in advance.

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Old October 28th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Save it in a 16:9 file (i.e., 1920x1080) with black bars above and below your video. Then render that to your DV PAL.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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I have a wedding movie, event/pan crop to 1920 x 817(2.35:1)

Rendering to DV PAL Widescreen(so it displays nicely on a 16:9 TV)

Problem is on TV, the aspect ratio is fitting right to the edge. Looks like with black all around - in the centre is the movie.
Are you using Vegas 9 or 10? They added a switch to the Project Settings which is "automatically adjust source media to better match project settings" - it can make your footage come out differently to how you expect it.

(In fact, I've logged a bug concerning this and masking with Sony although they first refused to accept it as a bug and have since ignored my post to them with an example file showing the problem)

The upshot is, I suggest turning this switch OFF (unticked) and then Vegas behaves more like you'd expect it to when rendering a project with a different aspect ratio to the source files...

Hope that helps!
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Old October 29th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #4
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Yes I am using Vegas 9. And yes David that was that is a bug!!! Annoyed me.

What I did was set the project settings to 1080 x 1920 and rendered to DV widescreen - seemed to work..
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