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Squeezing Or Stretching Aspect Ratio Of Video

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I would like to know if there is a way in Creator 10 or 11 to squeeze or stretch the video aspect ratio in the editing software. I have some source video that was captured in stretched mode but the video was actually broadcasted in 4:3 with sidebars. So I'd like to squeeze it back to it's original form for the final production so it doesn't look stretch. Any thoughts or comments...thanks. Jon

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I would like to know if there is a way in Creator 10 or 11 to squeeze or stretch the video aspect ratio in the editing software. I have some source video that was captured in stretched mode but the video was actually broadcasted in 4:3 with sidebars. So I'd like to squeeze it back to it's original form for the final production so it doesn't look stretch. Any thoughts or comments...thanks. Jon

Aspect Ratios are fixed in Stone! Nothing can change them!

 

Pick your OUTPUT and stick to it! (16:9 will work best)

 

In VideoWave you can set the Project Properties to determine how it will handle non-16:9 files.

 

Experiment with that but remember you must set it BEFORE you add the file! It will do nothing to a file already added to the project!

 

That way you can shift the way it is handled to accommodate various ratios.

 

You may need to add the "stretched" file as an overlay onto a black panel… This way you can stretch and move as needed and might get a better result.

 

I don't fuss with this anymore. If you run down and rent 5 BD Movies today, I doubt you will find a single one that properly fit a wide screen HD TV :o All will have black bands somewhere or if they don't, it is cropped and you are missing some of the movie…

 

If the TV makers and Hollywood can't be bothered with it, neither will I :lol:

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Hi, I have a similar request. I have a video that was originally shot with an aspect ration of 16x9. However, my copy of this video is 4x3 so its horizontally squashed. Is there a way in Videowave to stretch it back to 16x9. I looked at the video effects but nothing jumped out at me.

 

thx

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Same answer ~ but there is no Video Effect involved!

 

MyDVD adds files based on what they are, NOTHING can be fixed or changed in there!

 

VideoWave is the only place to make adjustments… And the only adjustments are the 2, I outlined – Properties & Overlay.

 

One thing I did not mention was that in Fill Screen & Overlay 'stretching', you are enlarging a portion of the original and this may degrade the output quality to the point that black bars are preferred! ;)

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Okay, the overlay option worked well....never done that before.

 

thx....

132 posts and this is your First Time with an Overlay :lol::D:lol:

 

I am glad it worked! How did the 'bars' turn out in this case?

 

Also did you try an RW burn to see how it looks on a TV?

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Well I imagine theres quite a few Creator options I haven't used...I'm certainly no expert !!!! :D

 

The input video I was dealing with has 4x3 so it had no bars.....like I said the overlay stretching worked well.

 

This video is destined for Youtube so I don't care too much about the quality. It looks good on my computer.

 

cheers...

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Jim...

Thank you for the response. My initial thought was that just like manipulating a photo by changing the inches or cm of the height and width, I thought there maybe a way to manipulate video ratios the same. My source video comes from dubbing newscasts dvr'd. The original video had sidebars because the original broadcast by the station is not HD is SD and 4:3, although me record process was from DVR to camcorder via analog plugs. Unless I switched the aspect ratio of the DVR to 4:3...it would dub it 16:9 since I have a HD TV. But I have some dubbed video that I neglected to switch the DVR output to 4:3. So...I'm dealing with stretch video and wondered if some setting in VideoWave would allow me to stretch the height of the video or sqeeze the width to make it look more natural. The overlay suggestion may work for me...I'll check into that. Thank you again. Jon

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Jim...

Thank you for the response. My initial thought was that just like manipulating a photo by changing the inches or cm of the height and width, I thought there maybe a way to manipulate video ratios the same. My source video comes from dubbing newscasts dvr'd. The original video had sidebars because the original broadcast by the station is not HD is SD and 4:3, although me record process was from DVR to camcorder via analog plugs. Unless I switched the aspect ratio of the DVR to 4:3...it would dub it 16:9 since I have a HD TV. But I have some dubbed video that I neglected to switch the DVR output to 4:3. So...I'm dealing with stretch video and wondered if some setting in VideoWave would allow me to stretch the height of the video or sqeeze the width to make it look more natural. The overlay suggestion may work for me...I'll check into that. Thank you again. Jon

An SD (DVD) camcorder can usually be toggled to record at 4:3 or 16:9… Something to look at next time.

 

How did the changes in the VideoWave Project Settings work out???

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Plenty of experience, your video is actually 4:3, it is your DVD Player or you TV that is changing it…

 

All the possible solution were covered in this Topic…

 

Give it read and try it out.

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Plenty of experience, your video is actually 4:3, it is your DVD Player or you TV that is changing it…

 

All the possible solution were covered in this Topic…

 

Give it read and try it out.

 

Ok then I will try VideoWave... Which version? :0

Thanks a lot!

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