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Is it possible to change the aspect ratio of a video clip in PE9

Apr 1, 2012 4:59 PM

Sorry, I may not be too hot at reading the manual, but I have tried to find direct references to altering aspect ratios and have found nothing I could relate to.

 

I have a web cam video clip which viewed live originally on the monitor was 4:3, but for it to have realistic proportions it needs to be stretched to 16:9.

 

It was screen recorded to an AVI format.

 

Is there a way to import it for editing in the 16:9 format so that the final product is 16:9.?

 
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    Apr 1, 2012 6:45 PM   in reply to Grenadianexpat

    Well, you can set up a project for 16:9 widescreen DV and import the video into it.

     

    Then you just increase the scale to fill the frame (133%, I think).

     
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    Apr 2, 2012 4:55 AM   in reply to Grenadianexpat

    As they already look tall and thin it suggests they were already in widescreen format and you used the wrong (standard DV) project setting.

     

    Create the Widesceen DV project, as suggested by Steve above, and drag your clip into it. You will probably find that it nicely fills the screen without any need to manually stretch.

     

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    Apr 2, 2012 10:39 AM   in reply to Grenadianexpat

    In the media panel right-click the clip and try 'interpret footage'.

     

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    Apr 4, 2012 6:03 AM   in reply to Grenadianexpat

    Technically you have NOT changed the project setting. You have changed the clip (by zooming in) to match the project setting.

     

    Glad to hear that it's all working for you.

     

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