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Rather than cropping the 4:3 (which just makes it smaller) try scaling it up to 133%. It will then fill the 16:9 screen and the tops and bottoms will automatically be cut off.
Thanks for the reply. However, now that I am looking at the edit effects for the clips, what I'm seeing is that there is no option to scale up to 133% or any other oversize. Crop is just that: crop in to any reduction, but no upscale, expand, zoom-in, or whatever you might call it. For now, I'm may just de-select crop for each video2 clip so that at least I'll only have bars on the ends, but that's not what I want, obviously.
Can you or anyone else tell me how to do what you suggested? I search the website but don't find anything at all about this.
(forgot to mention in original post this is PE7 I'm using.)
Oops, never mind. I see the zoom check box which will let me do just what you described. That should work, eh?
I don't think so. Where do you see a zoom box?
Scaling is in the Properties for a clip. To access it, right-click on a clip on the timeline and select Show Properties, then open the Motion properties listing.
All of this is covered in a lot of detail in my book for version 7, Frederick. In case you're interested in a more complete discussion of the program.
Hmmm...somehow I missed that feature. It's what I needed, for sure. Guess this PE newbie needs to keep studying the instructional stuff. That said, however, here is a link to a screen capture of the properties panel showing the zoom check box that I referred to: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h305/fapar47/PE7capture.jpg With the zoom checked and pushing all four sliders out 16.5%, I achieved the 133% overscan. The final result as seen on an LCD TV was what I wanted, apart from the inevitable loss of resolution. That was a sacrifice I was willing to make. Am I correct assuming that my solution gave the exact same end result as using the Motion control?
Thanks for your help, and also for the heads-up on your book. I'll be getting that soon. After I bought the program I checked at two different library systems for books on PE7 and didn't find anything for versions newer than 2; not too helpful.