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video doesn't fill up the screen [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 22nd Nov 2007, 1:31am

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RodyPolis

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I use a hard drive cam. when I convert it to avi it does'nt fill the screen up in Composite lab. it's just a square in the middle of the screen. I checked the size the resolution and there is no reason it's doing this. It fills up the screen when I convert it to that other crappy avi mode, but I don't want crappy. the format I save it in is called WINDOWS AVI and I use power director
Posted: Thu, 22nd Nov 2007, 3:29am

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Rockfilmers

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Are sure you don't have the settings on HD (Considering you're using mini-DV)? I can't think of any other posibility
Posted: Thu, 22nd Nov 2007, 6:19am

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Axeman

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Well, obviously there is a reason it is doing this. I'd guess that your media is set to square pixels when you import it. Go into the media properties and set the pixel aspect ratio to 0.9 instead of square (assuming this is the problem.)
Posted: Thu, 22nd Nov 2007, 11:12am

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Simon K Jones

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Sounds to me like your camera footage is simply at a lower resolution than your project settings. Make srue they both match up.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Nov 2007, 2:29pm

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RodyPolis

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that's where it doesn't make sense. the lower avi quality fits the screen, but the higher one doesn't. i didn't mind at first, but my dad told me to make him a short video using the program(just to see if he waisted his money) so I'm gonna need to do some keying so... I'll keep trying different settings maybe one of them will work
Posted: Fri, 23rd Nov 2007, 9:18am

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Simon K Jones

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Are you setting up your export options manually in Power Director? It sounds to me like it's using some lame presets, with the high quality one inexplicably being a smaller resolution than the lower quality one. I'd double check all your settings there, and make sure it's exporting to the full res of your original video.

I'd also recommend upgrading to a 'proper' video editing program as soon as you get the chance!