Hi everyone !
I'm using Premiere Pro CS6. I've just created a new custom Sequence (1:1 square pixels, 720x480) because I need to import a bunch of video clips at 720x480 with square-pixels too. Everything is fine, the videos fit the program monitor window perfectly.
But when I import my photos (which are also 720x480, resized-cropped by me personally to have this EXACT final size) they DON'T fill up the program monitor window (leaving black borders !!) and when I right-click on their properties I can see their pixel aspect ratio is 0.9091 and NOT 1.0 !!!!
Can you please suggest a way to prepare my photos so that their pixel aspect ratio is standard square-pixels 1.0 ?? (I'm using a program called ACDSee to batch-process my photos, as there are lots of them). I don't want to change the sequence settings to 0.9091 because then my video-clips won't fit and leave borders !!!
Many thanks in advance guys !!
Select all the images in the bin, right click and select Modify>Interpret Footage... Change the PAR to square.
wow, thank you very much !! I had no idea about this feature !! ... and this will not slightly "distort" the photos ?... or maybe not ??
That depends. If they were created with square pixels, but PP is just reading them wrong, this will fix it. If they were actually created using a .9 PAR, this will introduce some slight distortion. You'd have to go back and recreate the images using square pixels.
Since square is the norm for images, I suspect PP is just reading the PAR incorrectly.