OK, let's go back to the beginning.
For your video, what are the full specs. of your source files?
When you did New Project, what Preset did you choose? This choice should match the above 100%.
For your stills, what are the pixel x pixel dimensions?
With that info, someone here can give you the tips on how to handle things.
Ok. I'm not sure if I got all the right info, but here it is.
For my video:
Frame width: 720
Frame height: 480
Frame rate: 29 frames/second
Yep, it's 720 and 480, and 29.97 frames/second. The pixel aspect ratio is D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)
The average of the pixel by pixel dimension for the stills is around 1000x750.
Hopefully that helps. Let me know if I need to get any more info! Thanks!
And what kind of camcorder is your video coming from -- and is it, too, set up for 16:9?
My camcorder is a Sony HVR-A1J and I'm pretty sure I had it on the right settings when I filmed back in April (it's not working right now so I can't check the settings to know if it was 16:9 for sure).
IF the footage was recorded Widescreen 16:9, PAR = 1.212, one possibility is that PrE is missing the flag for Widescreen. If that IS the case, one can use Interpret Footage to force PrE to treat the footage as Widescreen.
To use Interpret Footage, right-click on the clip in the Project panel, select Interpret Footage and then select the Widescreen option.
Here's some new information:
When I burn in widescreen, the pictures that I put a black bars over and under (to make them widescreen) come out just fine. But the video is too small, like I said earlier. So I either need to figure out a way to have the video come out right when I burn in widescreen, or the pictures to come out right when I burn standard (because the video is then widescreen)!
I went under "interpert footage" and tried conforming the video to "D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)" but it squished the video too much. The "pixel aspect ratio from file" is D1/DV NTSC (9.0) (under interpert footage). Does that mean I had the wrong setting on my camera, or the wrong settings when the footage was downloaded to the computer?
Thank you both for helping me!
When the Video is too small, that always indicates a mis-match between the source footage, and the Project Preset. They must match 100%, or there will be problems.