The sequence is set up for DVCPRO 720p 30fps and clips will play perfectly on the time line and on the external monitor. However, when double clicking a clip in the project panel it opens in the souce monitor as a squeezed image in a 16:9 frame, there are black bands on the right and left sides. When the clip is pulled down into the sequence it loses the black bands and is properly proportioned
The squeezed frame from the Source monitor is also visible on the external monitor. The sequence settings and the clip settings match, and I have even tried conformed clips to be sure.
Anybody have an idea whats happening here?
Right click the clips, select Modify>Interpret Footage... and make sure the Pixel Aspect Ratio is correct.
Thanks Jim - that is the first thing I tried. If the clips were not properly comformed I don't think they would work on the time line either. Very odd.
What does it say about the PAR? Did you change it?