Bring your rendered QT back into AE to check the size. I'll bet it's 720 X 480. The latest versions of QT try and compensate for the rectangular pixels when you playback to avoid distortion.
If it's not, give us a little more detail on your render settings. Codec, compression, etc.
It worked just as you said. When I brought the QT back into AE it was indeed 720x480.
So - in order to check for distortion in the final output myself I should avoid QT and just bring it back to AE?
Or is there a way to set QT to play it as it IS - without "compensating"??
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In Quicktime, you can select what kind of "aperture" you want to use.
If you go to the "Properties" window of your active Quicktime movie, and then go to the "Presentation" tab, you will be able to select or deselect "Conform Aperture To...". If you deselect it, you will see actual pixels, and if you wish to see a compensated image, you can choose the appropriate setting while the option is enabled.
I'm glad I have an older version of QT because v10 (newer icon) doesn't have "Properties".
Yeah, Quicktime X is just plain old shameful.