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Widescreen render comes out standard screen

Posted: Tue, 29th Dec 2009, 11:29pm

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FXhomer30225

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I render a widescreen dv shot and it comes out standard screen, I have tried all five render types with the same result. DV encoder works the best but still comes out standard screen. If you play the video clip it looks standard screen shape and that is how it plays. I import it into Pinnacle studio and can stretch it to wide sceen shape but then I lose video quality. I have been watching the forums but have not seen an answer to the problem.

16:9 NTSC (not HD)
Posted: Tue, 29th Dec 2009, 11:34pm

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HEre is a link from the Support FAQ at the top of this forum:

Exported footage is no longer widescreen. It should provide the answers you seek.
Posted: Wed, 30th Dec 2009, 12:18am

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The problem is before I even get the video to my editing program. I wonder if it might not be a Windows issue. I tried rendering to 16:9 DV/DVCpro (quicktime?) and it appears to be standard format when done. If you play it with the quicktime player it is no longer wide screen, I import it to Pinnacle and it is standard format.
Posted: Wed, 30th Dec 2009, 12:45am

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Yep, that is discussed in detail in the article I linked to, which also provides the solution.

If a widescreen rendered DV clip is playing non-widescreen in Quicktime, then you perhaps have your project settings incorrect? Are you sure you have the latest version of VisionLab installed on your computer?
Posted: Wed, 30th Dec 2009, 1:26am

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I am using Composite lab pro and effects lab pro.
Posted: Wed, 30th Dec 2009, 10:46pm

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I do not have the latest version of composite lab, was there a change to correct this issue. I am believing the issue is with FX program and not an outside source.
Posted: Wed, 30th Dec 2009, 11:10pm

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IF you don't have the latest version installed, please go to this page:

http://fxhome.com/account/programs/

and download and install the update as soon as you can. If you use the DV codec, the latest version will definitely render in widesceen. Not all codecs natively support widescreen pixels though. The solution to this problem, as explained in the article I originally linked you to, is fairly simple; after importing the rendered clip into your video editor, set the pixel aspect ratio to the correct setting. Good to go.

Oddly, this is posted in the VisionLab forum, you mention you don't have the latest version of CompositeLab, and EffectsLab is the only program that shows up as registered to your account. Confusing.
Posted: Wed, 30th Dec 2009, 11:31pm

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Sorry if I am in the wrong forum. I am filming a WWII movie and my partner bought the other program for me. That is why his name is on the registration, I am the computer guy running the video. We have been in production for the past year and expect it to take another year to complete. I have access to tanks, half tracks, machineguns, etc and all the reenactors, but I have to work around everyones schedules to get the footage I want.
Posted: Thu, 31st Dec 2009, 12:28am

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Ooh, sounds like fun. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Posted: Tue, 5th Jan 2010, 12:45am

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FXhomer30225

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I just purchased Sony Vegas and yes, I can convert standard screen to wide screen. Looks like the movie is back on track. Just right click on the video clip and the properties can be changed.
Posted: Tue, 5th Jan 2010, 2:48am

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With that kind of gear, go big. Don't settle for something mid grade. With access to that stuff u have a great opportunity. Don't watse it.
Good luck...