I have a bunch of 1440x1080 ,mov files that come from an HDV camera. The aspect ratio is 16:9; i.e., the pixels are not square. In Premier Elements (and when I open with windows media player) it displays as 4:3 (i.e., everything looks tall and skinny). Is there any way in Premier Elements to convert to 1920 wide or somehow indicate the actual aspect ratio?
What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
What is the brand/model/ of the HDV camera that recorded your video?
Typically HDV is 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9 @ 29.97 or 25 interlaced frames per second. That means that a 16:9 flag stretches the 1440 x 1080 to 1920 x 1080 for display after encoding. These HDV files could be MPEG2.mpg or MPEG2.m2t.
So, I would appreciate clarification on what you are using.
If you have a 1440 x 1080 HD anamorphic 16:9 @ 29.97 interlaced frames per second and you import that into a project with the project preset of
You should not be getting any distorted displays.
If you have this type of footage, the preferred way is to export is with one of the export settings which include 1920 x 1080 and not 1440 x 1080.
Please review and consider, and supply more details so that we can sort through the details to find an answer for the distorted images in Premiere Elements.