I am using Windows Vista on a PC, and have an AE CS4 project which has the Composition properties:
PAL D1/DV Widescreen
I am trying to create a video to upload to YouTube and Vimeo.
I have clicked on Composition->Add to render queue and output to the following file types:
.m4v and .aac
The problem is that only the .m4v is actually created as widescreen. All the others are output as 4:3.
But I couldn't see any options in the render settings to specify 4:3 or 16:9.
And the .m4v has a separate audio file (.aac) so I can't use that!
Any thoughts as to where I am going wrong? I didn't have this much trouble back in CS2 !!!
Set `your comp to 720x405 to make it widescreen the render out in any quicktime format. tthat should be good. dont use m4v just use quicktime.
Aside from your other issues, I recommend you check YouTube's requirements. They still want clips in 640x480 or proper HD formats, not broadcast spec...
I have got around it by choosing the Stretch option in the renderer.
But I never had to do this back in CS2, so I am confused as to why I have to now.
Back then, the renderer KNEW that the comp was 16:9 and created 16:9 output.