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Every time I use the above system it converts everything to 4:3 format instead of the 16:9 format that the video initially used. I am using a 16:9 TV & every setting has 16:9 set. I have tried contacting the Corel support, but they are the most useless thing on the planet & after 9 weeks we haven't gotten anywhere near a solution. I don't think they are even trying. Please help!

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Every time I use the above system it converts everything to 4:3 format instead of the 16:9 format that the video initially used. I am using a 16:9 TV & every setting has 16:9 set. I have tried contacting the Corel support, but they are the most useless thing on the planet & after 9 weeks we haven't gotten anywhere near a solution. I don't think they are even trying. Please help!

 

That program is designed to capture analog video from VHS tapes and convert them to digital files. All VHS tapes are 4 by 3. That is the way the program is designed. If you have a 16 by 9 video, it is already digital so you don't need a converter.

 

You cannot make it otherwise.

 

What are you using the program to do?

 

Just in case, have you read the users guide (link)

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I was advised that this was the best way to transfer my already digital files recorded on a DVR to transfer them to a storage device i.e. a portable hard drive rather than use a disc each time as with a disc after 4.7 GB the file gets compressed & you lose quality. I wanted to have them on a hard drive to have as a back up & in the best quality picture.

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I was advised that this was the best way to transfer my already digital files recorded on a DVR to transfer them to a storage device i.e. a portable hard drive rather than use a disc each time as with a disc after 4.7 GB the file gets compressed & you lose quality. I wanted to have them on a hard drive to have as a back up & in the best quality picture.

 

I'm not sure who told you that. :unsure: That person may need to reassess their expertise.

 

Read this (link).

 

A lot depends on your DVD make and model and the copy protection on the videos you are trying to copy.

 

I'm sure you will get other suggestions.

 

If you just bought the program locally, take it back because it won't do as you want. It was sold to you under an erroneous undertsanding. The person who sold it to you heard DVD when you were saying DVR.

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I was advised that this was the best way to transfer my already digital files recorded on a DVR to transfer them to a storage device i.e. a portable hard drive rather than use a disc each time as with a disc after 4.7 GB the file gets compressed & you lose quality. I wanted to have them on a hard drive to have as a back up & in the best quality picture.

 

The best way IS to transfer your videos to a portable hard drive, but not by going through an Analog to Digital conversion first. Just copy directly from your DVR, assuming it will let you. My DVR allows me to attach an external HD by USB. So copying your programs directly to a HD is the proper way to do it, and avoid any conversion to standard definition.

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I have tried contacting the Corel support, but they are the most useless thing on the planet & after 9 weeks we haven't gotten anywhere near a solution. I don't think they are even trying. Please help!

 

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My DVR does not allow anything but Component or HDMI output...

 

I use the Roxio Game Capture HD to transfer things for later streaming (ambition exceeds available watch time)

 

But even then, if the Source stated as SD and was shown as Widescreen you it will not fill a screen today! But keep in mind that aspect ratios are mathematical LAW. Just like a Triangle has 3 sides. Any more or any less and you do not have a triangle!

 

With better editing software than you get in the EVD series you can do quite a bit but it is impossible to change an aspect ratio (LAW)

 

The VideoWave editor, found in the NXT series of Roxio software, can allow you to stretch a clip to fill a 16:9 production or you can even tell it how to automatically handle one. But even then, 4:3 into 16:9 and you either have black side bars or it gets cropped (you lose part of your image). Just no way out of this...

 

That pretty well covers your options, for our curiosity, let us know what you do ;)

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