Ensure you have a sequence that matches your Project. including PAR.
Your Source Monitor then should be displaying the footage correctly.
Hi, thanks, you must be thinking that I am trying to match my sequence to my footage. I am trying to match a piece of 4:3 footage to a sequence that has many pieces of 16:9 footage. I know how to do it in the timeline but I wondered is there a way to do it before it is brought in. Thanks
Create a new sequence. Place the entire source clip you want to modify into the sequence. Make the adjustment you want.
Now, return to your original sequence.
Control-Click on the sequence you made that modifies the clip, and from the drop down menu choose "Open in source monitor"
Now you can edit to your timeline with the distortion pre-applied.
I would up rez it in AEFX which has better up scaling algorithyms (and make a Digital Intermediate).
Thanks, I will give that a try.