I have a video file where the 16x9 frame is compressed into a 4x3 frame (narrow faces!)
How do I stretch it back out to a 16x9 frame (using PE12 or other tools)?
I have recorded a HD television broadcast of a music performance on a Motorola VIP 1963 digital TV receiver with HDD.
It is very important to get a decent quality video file of it - (to be edited and used as promotion for the musicians)).
PROBLEM ONE: image frame proportions
There is a SCART output and a HDMI output on the Motorola box.
I took the signal via SCART cable to a SONY DVD recorder, thus producing a DVD.
The DVD plays back fine on the TV (but not HD, of course)
I took the DVD to my computer.
There, the play-back on VLC shows a compressed 4x3 frame with narrow faces etc .
Then I took it into Premiere Elements 12. Same result:
The 16x9 image was compressed into 4x3. .
1) HOW can I stretch the image back to 16x9?
2) Could I have done the transfer in a more clever way? How?
PROBLEM TWO: Image quality
The quality cannot be HD, of course, when I use a DVD as the medium for the transfer.
Would you recommend that I buy a BlueRay recorder and hook it up using the HDMI-socket on the Motorola box, and use a BlueRay disk for transfer?
(I would have to buy a BlueRay drive for my computer too).
Or have I overlooked a better solution?
Thanks for helping.