Well, they say that the camera adds 10 lbs....
What is going on is a mismatch of the PAR (Pixel Aspect Ratio), though the Frame Size is the same. Check the PAR, and match that up in the Export settings.
PS - as an example: if you have 720x480 with a PAR of 0.9 (Standard) and Export to Square Pixels (PAR of 1.0), you "add 5 lbs." If you start with that same source footage and Export to Widescreen (Par of 1.2121) you "add 10 lbs." OK, that is a humorous simplification, but you get the idea.
Message was edited by: Bill Hunt - Added PS
If you shot 4x3 and imported into a widescreen 16x9 project this will happen. As Bill said, check your PAR.
Now, Cousin Louie might really like bulking up, but Aunt Marge certainly will NOT.
I just checked the PAR in QuickTime and it is telling me the ratio is preserved. How do you adjust the Export settings in Premiere?
No, we shot and 4:3 and exported in 4:3, I know that for sure.
Are you checking this on a widescreen TV? It may be a TV setting. Disable any zoom or fit-to-frame setting .
Can you post a screen-cap of your Export settings (including any Advanced)? It's very likely something missing there.
Unless, of course, Harm is correct on the HD TV settings, which can do the same thing too. Also, if viewed from a disc in an up-rezing set-top player, those can affect the final display - just another possible variable to look into.
You can adjust the PAR in QT Pro.
I am not near my computer where I have the step by step saved as a small file but will post it later if you have not resolved the issue.
You open the mov in QTPro
Open Movie Properties
Open the Video Tab
Adjust the dimension ( I have a formula to calculate it)
and save it (in the player window)...
It just resets the PAR info in the file data flags
Actually I just found it:
* Note: you need to do the math in reverse
Open your mov in QT Pro
Show Movie Properties (Ctrl-J)
Click on Video Track
Click on Visual Settings Tab
Un check the Preserve Aspect Ratio box
* (Here is where you now need to do some math to change the 4x3 to 16:9 ratio) 16 divided by 9 = 1.7777 (1.78 is close enough)
Divide the Vertical Pixel Dimension by 1.78 and enter the result in the Vert Dimension box
Ensure the Preserve Aspect Ratio box is UNCHECKED
Hit Tab key and notice the image in the QT window change.
In the QT Window Menu - File>Save
Heres an example:
QT movie Original is 320x240
Divide 240 x1.78 ( ie. 240/1.78=134)
Note- It is important to SAVE. This process is only changing the Header flag info in the file.