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Either you shot widescreen and use a widescreen project or you shot 4x3 which you need to edit in a 4x3 project. If you did that wrong, create a new project with the correct PAR and import your current project into the new project. Do not start resizing clips unless you want crappy output and a severe quality hit.
Your output must reflect what you shot. The TV's used for playback are irrelevant.
dear Harm thankyou so much for your advice i will go now an try to fix this problem! thankyou once again i really appreciate it
Titles being off the screen are an indication that they lie without the title-safe margins. That will need to be fixed one title at a time.
That only some pictures are stretched is curious. One might expect them all to be, or none to be. What is your source material on this?
dear jim, yes you are right, the titles at the beginning are stretched of the screen when i play the dvd in my small TV, if i fix them within the safe margin does that mean it will be fine when its played on the 18 foot screen next week?
i have another question in response to Harms reply, i have shot some of the footage in widescreen and some isn't, Harm, you advised me to open a new project and import the current footage in the correct PAR, what settings should i use if i have shot in both widescreen and say 'normal' screen?
i'm sorry if this sounds so terribly confusing
Now we're getting to the heart of the matter - mixing formats. (You really shouldn't do that.)
You'll have a choice, scale the 4:3 material up in a widescreen project (and suffer the resultant quality loss), or scale the 16:9 material down in a 4:3 project (and suffer the resultant quality loss).