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Old April 3rd, 2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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A 16:9 4:3 Puzzle

I was shooting DV with my Sony Z1 and recording to an nNovia drive.

Down coverting was turned off, so no cropping squeezing or letter boxing. Windows media player saw the footage as 16:9 BUT.... When I put it in Vegas 6, Vegas changed the footage as 4:3

I fixed the problem by going into media properties and correcting the aspect ratio. The annoying part was that there were over 40 clips and I had to adjust each clip individually.

Has anybody else run into a problem like this? And/or is there a quicker way of fixing this problem?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 10:03 PM   #2
 
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sounds like a flag got corrupted in there. Vegas isn't very forgiving of file header corruption.
That said, there are several free scripts that would have matched aspect ratio for you on all 40 in one click, or you could have matched one, copied it, right clicked and selected Events to End, and Pasted Event Attributes.
That would have corrected the remaining 39 events in one shot.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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big problems with "paste attributes"

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sounds like a flag got corrupted in there. Vegas isn't very forgiving of file header corruption.
That said, there are several free scripts that would have matched aspect ratio for you on all 40 in one click, or you could have matched one, copied it, right clicked and selected Events to End, and Pasted Event Attributes.
That would have corrected the remaining 39 events in one shot.
I recently imported 80-100 photos for a photo memory movie and did the "paste attributes" trick after cropping to 16:9 but is absolutely hozed every single picture I pasted it on to. AND if any of the pictures weren't in the same orientation (landscape vs portrait) as the initial picture they would be stretched horribly.

So I ended up changing the crop & maintain aspect ratio for all of them individually. Major pain in the butt. I must be missing something for that not to work, but I can't tell what.

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