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Rendering in Widescreen [ANSWER]

Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 12:40am

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Jabooza

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I was wondering what you're supposed to do to get a video to be in widescreen after rendering out of VisionLab. I know that the programs can render to widescreen, but when I try to render a widescreen project, it comes out fullscreen.
I was thinking that compression settings might alter whether or not the movie is rendered in widescreen. When I try H.264 or uncompressed, the movie comes out being fullscreen. This is really odd because in the past (recently) I've actually been able to render in widescreen using uncompressed.
So how do I get my movies to render in widescreen?

By the way - yes, my project is a widescreen project.


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Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 11:41am

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TiGrEStRiPe

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Jabooza wrote:

I was wondering what you're supposed to do to get a video to be in widescreen after rendering out of VisionLab. I know that the programs can render to widescreen, but when I try to render a widescreen project, it comes out fullscreen.
I was thinking that compression settings might alter whether or not the movie is rendered in widescreen. When I try H.264 or uncompressed, the movie comes out being fullscreen. This is really odd because in the past (recently) I've actually been able to render in widescreen using uncompressed.
So how do I get my movies to render in widescreen?

By the way - yes, my project is a widescreen project.


-Jabooza
Sometimes the flag to tell your video editors the exported project is widescreen is missing. If you use Premiere then look for interpret footage. If you use Vegas, click on the footage in your timeline and choose properties. On the second tab you should find type of footage and aspect ratio. In any other editor, look for anything that allows you to change the aspect ratio or pixel ratio to about 1.42 (PAL) and 1.2 for NTSC. I think those are correct but check somewhere on the net first.
Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 2:54pm

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Jabooza

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It isn't just my editor that thinks it's widescreen. When I play the file in Quicktime it isn't even widescreen.
Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 7:10pm

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Jabooza

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I was able to get help from Kid in the chat. A moderator can now lock or delete this topic.
Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 11:44pm

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Axeman

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Actually, if you can post the solution here first, then it will be here for other people to find if they run into the same problem.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 4:55pm

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Jabooza

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Well, I basically thought that if you are working in a widescreen project in VisionLab then it will be widescreen when you render it no matter what. I was working on a logo that was full screen but needed to go into a widescreen movie, I imported the fullscreen video into VisionLab, I set it to know that the video was fullscreen so it wouldn't get stretched and have an aspect ratio problem, and I made it bigger so there would be no pillarbox in the widescreen frame (so I essentially converted the fullscreen video to widescreen).

After I was done with the logo, I rendered it and, even though the VisionLab project was widescreen, the video still came out fullscreen. The reason for this is that VisionLab won't convert the imported video itself: it'll render the video in whatever aspect ratio it was in the first place. So you should always import a video into a project with the correct aspect ratio, or be ready to unsquoosh the video in your editor if you do what I did. smile




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Posted: Wed, 7th May 2008, 1:54am

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Rockfilmers

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I found that turning wide screen off and setting the picture size to 864x480 pixles (DV NTSC at least) works. It took me a while to find that out.