I have to admit, I'm having a hard time following your question. Terminology is important here. Check out the image, and try again.
Thank you for that. Ok, I'll give it another go:
I have set the sequence to 720 x 480 (16:9), and it says that in the Project Panel when you select the sequence there. It also says that resolution if you click Sequence > Sequence Settings.
I need to put an image in the movie, so I made my image 1440 x 960 (which is twice 720 x 480).
When I import the image, then drag it to a track in the Sequence window, it is much bigger than the screen in the Program Monitor window. So I scale it down (evenly), so the image fits the top and bottom of the Program Monitor. However, there is blank space on both sides.
This means that the Program Monitor is the wrong size (not 16:9). Taking a screenshot of the Program Monitor, the size is 656 by 362 pixels. 16 / 9 = 1.7777777777, but the Program Monitor display port's size ratio = 1.8121546961
(Incase you ask, I am viewing the entire viewport and am not zoomed in too far and just think this is happening)
So my question is: why is this happening that the aspect ratio of the sequence is different from that of the Program Monitor display port? What do I need to do to fix this problem?
My other question once we can get this fixed is: is there a way to automatically resize the media to fit the Program Monitor perfectly?
Thank you, and thanks for that image to help me figure know the names of everything, Jim Simon.
I look forward to your responce and hope I can complete my movie tomorrow for school next week.
why is the aspect ratio of the sequence different from that of the Program Monitor display port?
Observer error. The Program Monitor set to Fill (the default) will display the same aspect of the sequence.
is there a way to automatically resize the media
Well, the question I'd ask is if you're working in a 720 x 480 sequence, then why did you create a 1440 x 960 graphic? Why not create one that matches from the start?
Here is an image of my Program Monitor window:
It is zoomed out to 50% so you can clearly see the entire window. I am not observing it wrong. The image ends at the end of the brown, and the image is 720 x 480, and so is the sequence, but not the Program Monitor window.
I hope this clarifies it, and I hope there even is an answer. Thank you!
I think you created your 1440x960 in square, rather than wide (1.333) pixels. I get exactly what you have when I do that, scaling the still to 50% (in motion effects) with any program monitor zoom setting.
Square and wide pixels? I've never heard of a wide pixel. Can I make my project ask for square pixels instead of turning everything into wide pixels? How would I do that?
Thank you for the very useful answer, Stan!
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Square and wide pixels? I've never heard of a wide pixel.
Uh, oh! Well, that's what learning's for.
With CS5 etc, just create the image with the correct par. To see this in action, go to Photoshop, File -> New -> Film and Video and look at the pars at the bottom.
Great! Thanks for the help! I ended up changing the size to 720 x 1280, where I get 1x1 pixels. Weird to have non-square pixels, it's like it denies the laws of physics! (Okay well not really).
I assume you meant 1280x720. You will find that it does not fill to the sides by a bit. The square number is more like 1296x720. You should really learn to use the correct par features in photoshop.
BTW, in my post 5, it should be 1.2121 (DV wide), not 1.333 (anamorphic).
No. I scrapped the old sequence and made a new one where chose the setting that made the resolution 1280x720 and use square pixels, then I resized the image to fit the height of 720, then in Photoshop I extended the sides to 1280 and filled them in with brown. There is no space on each side; it fits perfectly.
I think I'm getting used to Premiere Pro now. I like it. It's a hundred-thousand-million-billion-trillion time better than iMovie "HD" (HD in sarcasm quotes because it exports its videos are the worst resolution I have EVER SEEN!)