I have a problem with Media Encoder, so I guess this is the best place to ask.
I have a PAL DV project, 4x3, 720x576 pixels size. I want to encode it as a flv Flash file. However, when I send it to Media Encoder, whilst it sees a source file of 720x576, it insists that the output should be 788x576. If I reduce the width to 720, naturally the height decreases to 526. The spec I have to provide for the web is 720 wide flv, but if I encode at 720x526 apparently it produces malformed metadata and cannot be used. Bit rate has to be 1000kb/s which I can set without problem.
Anyone know why ME insists that the width is 788 when everything else says 720? Also, where can I find the metadata and is it possible to correct it?
Hit the resize button and unclick the proportion lock button.
Tip: View the Out Put TAB to see the effect of what you are doing.
Thanks shooternz. I have actually tried that, but when I look at the output window I then have black bars top and bottom, which implies it is being vertically compressed. Also as I have to make a 360 pixels wide version it makes the calculation a pain.
Really what concerns me is why Media Encoder insists on interpreting a 720x576 project as 788x576 in the first place when encoding to Flash flv. Why the extra 68 pixels? Are they something to do with a Flash frame format?