4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2011 12:00 PM by mactosh3

    Video won`t fit window


      Hi, newbie here.


      I am editing some footage shot on HDV cam, captured onto my MBP. Capture settings i chose as seen in the picture capturesettings. My problem is that the video turns out as a small square in the center, both when editing and exported to .mov and .flv (se second pic)


      CAn anyone please give me a hint on where I shold look to fix this. I want the video of course to fill the entire window.


      Thanks for any help




        • 1. Re: Video won`t fit window
          Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You captured your footage as DV and not as HDV.

          Change your settings to HDV.

          Can you give the properties of a captured clip?


          dv hdv.png

          • 2. Re: Video won`t fit window
            mactosh3 Level 1



            I tried to capture it as HDV but didnt get that to work. As I capture it says DVout on my camera.


            Here are the properties of the captured clip


            File Path: /Brukere/Terje/Dokumenter/AddictologiAkademiet/Video/WebClipAddictologiAkademiet/WebClip. mov

            Type: QuickTime Movie

            File Size: 2,7 GB

            Image Size: 720 x 576

            Pixel Depth: 24

            Frame Rate: 25,00

            Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 16 bit - Stereo

            Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo

            Total Duration: 00:12:35:09

            Average Data Rate: 3,6 MB / second

            Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1,4587


            QuickTime Details:

            Movie contains 1 video track(s), 1 audio track(s) and 1 timecode track(s).



            There are 18886 frames with a duration of 1/25th.


            Video track 1:

            Duration is 0:12:35:09

            Average frame rate is 25,01 fps


            Video track 1 contains 1 type(s) of video data:


            Video data block #1:

            Frame Size = 720 x 576

            Compressor = DV - PAL (16:9)

            Quality = Normal (3,00)

            Temporal = Normal (3,00)



            Audio track 1 contains 1 type(s) of audio data:


            Audio data block #1:

            Format = 16 bit - Stereo

            Rate = 48000 Hz

            Compressor =  16-bit Little Endian



            Timecode track 1 contains 1 type(s) of data:


            Timecode data block #1:

            Start Time = 00;40;51;16

            Reel name = ExtraDag

            • 3. Re: Video won`t fit window
              Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Yes its DV so you will need a DV pal widescreen preset to get the video to fit.

              When capturing HDV make sure the camera is set to HDV and not to DV or Downconverting.

              Might want to read this document.


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              • 4. Re: Video won`t fit window
                mactosh3 Level 1

                Thanks for your help Ann.


                Ill stick to setting the right dv widescreen settings.


                Great help.