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Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 10:01am

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mantella56

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When I render, I want a 720x576 widescreen resolution, but when I render it as a AVI file, the resolution is still 720x576 but is not widescreen, and has slightly less quality. Additionnaly, I can't put these videos in my video editing software Pinnacle studio 12 Ultimate. Is there any way to fix this?
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 3:21pm

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Have you tried rendering with Quicktime? (.mov)
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 3:27pm

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In what way is it not widescreen? Is it squished? If that's the case, then it probably has rendered correctly but isn't being identified as anamorphic widescreen by your editing software. In this case you will need to specify in its properties in your editing software that it should be a 16:9 widescreen clip.

Losing quality definitely shouldn't happen, though. What codec are you using?

What is stopping you from using the videos in Pinnacle Studio?
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 4:34pm

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when i play the clip, it's squished, my computer tells me that it is 720x576 widescreen, but in fact it's squished. When I try putting it Pinnacle, it goes blank. It lets me put it on the timeline, but it does not play.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 5:22pm

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What codec are you rendering to in the .avi file? If you render to Quicktime instead, does the same problem occur?

As far as the aspect ratio, that's surely the issue Tarn described earlier, and you just have to tell Pinnacle that the clip is widescreen, and it will display correctly.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 8:41pm

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When I play the clip with windows media player, it is'nt widescreen. The pinnacle problem is when I drag the film on the timeline nothing happens, and the film goes blank. It's not Pinnacle that not letting me play widescreen (it does not even let me play) it's windows media player.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 9:01pm

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Well then, you need to tell WMP that its widescreen, not Pinnacle.

The rest of my questions apply directly to the Pinnacle issue, though, so answers would be great.
Posted: Sun, 11th Apr 2010, 9:26am

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First of all, i can't tell WMP that it's not widescreen. In the Pinnacle Issue, when I open up and find my file, it's black and has no image of the film. It still tells information about the film (name, file, size...)
When I drag it on the timeline and try to play it, nothing happens, but I can move it around and resize it.
Also, what's a codec? Thanks.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2010, 4:53am

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What codec are you rendering to in the .avi file? If you render to Quicktime instead, does the same problem occur?

Those are the questions I asked earlier to which I referred in my last post.

A codec is the type of compression you select when you render from EffectsLab. It is a required step in editing, even if you just click through the window, there will be a Compression Settings window every time you render in which you can select the codec.

Codec is short for COmpressor/DECompressor and describes a system usd for compressing video. There are many codecs available whch serve different purposes. You might benefit from a look at the knowlegebase article How do I change the codec?
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2010, 11:41am

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So far I found a codec that when I render a file, it's a 720x576 widescreen format, which is good, and I can put it on Pinnacle but the only problem is that it is squished and not widescreen. I can't tell Pinnacle that it's widescreen. I've tried the other codecs but DV video encounter is the best.
Thanks for all the help so far.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2010, 3:04pm

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I've not used Pinnacle, but I read that you could right-click any clip in the album and select 4:3 or 16:9.

I'm still curious as to whether it makes a difference whether you render to Quicktime or AVI.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2010, 4:18pm

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When i render it to a certain codec in .mov file it's the 16/9 format I need but Pinnacle is not compatible with .mov files.
In Pinnacle, when I right click and try to set it to 16/9 format, pinnacle does not let me.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2010, 5:28pm

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I have found the answer to the problem for the Pinnacle issue. Thanks for all your help.
Posted: Mon, 12th Apr 2010, 6:50pm

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Ah, I didn't realize Pinnacle was limited to .AVI files.

Do you mind sharing what the solution was, so other users can find it if they ever end up in the same situation?

Glad to hear you got it figured out though, hopefully tings proceed smoothly for you.
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 11:17am

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Pinnacle is'nt just limited to AVI files, but is also compatible with many others, eg MPEG-1,MPEG-2 and 4, DV, etc.
To put a file on Pinnacle, you need to use the DV video encounter codec, and once Pinnacle open, if you want a widescreen or 16/9 format, you need to double click on the video, which will come to a seperate folder with your video in it, and if you right click it, you can see that you can change it to a 16/9 format.