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I have taken a series of 8 cm DVD's with a Sony Camcorder using a 16:9 wide aspect ratio. When I convert them using EASY VHS TO DVD3 the height to width ratio is exagerated. It has been suggested by a sales technician as Office Depot where I purchased the software that blank bars would have to be inserted at the top and bottom of the pictures to adjust the software width to height ratio to 16:9. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

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I have taken a series of 8 cm DVD's with a Sony Camcorder using a 16:9 wide aspect ratio. When I convert them using EASY VHS TO DVD3 the height to width ratio is exagerated. It has been suggested by a sales technician as Office Depot where I purchased the software that blank bars would have to be inserted at the top and bottom of the pictures to adjust the software width to height ratio to 16:9. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

 

Which camcorder do you have? . Easy VHD to DVD is designed for ANALOG capture and editing. Therefore it is 4 by 3. Take it back unless you have some analog videos you want to capture from a VHS or Analog camcorder. Yours is digital.

 

Take a look at this. It is cheaper. Perhaps they will trade you for it and get some of your money back.

 

If you want more, look at Creator 2012 or Creator 2012 Pro.

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My Sony Handycam is a DCR-DVD 305. The 8 cm disks have not been finalized so they are analog. I can finalize the disc on the camcorder to make the signals digital. If I do this, what software do I need to transfer them to a DVD? Can I still edit them to clip "dead" scenes and can I still have a menu? Thanks for your help.

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My Sony Handycam is a DCR-DVD 305. The 8 cm disks have not been finalized so they are analog. I can finalize the disc on the camcorder to make the signals digital. If I do this, what software do I need to transfer them to a DVD? Can I still edit them to clip "dead" scenes and can I still have a menu? Thanks for your help.

There is no such thing as an Analog Disc, ALL discs are digital!

 

But there is on 'open' disc... Formats vary a little but VR is a pretty common one.

 

The Roxio Video Capture USB Device will not capture in 16:9, ever!

 

The only way you will be able to do that is to Finalize your discs then Import them into a more sophisticated editor like the ones Steve pointed you to.

 

16:9 is correctly handled there. It is usually automatic but can be done manually if necessary.

 

Otherwise, if you have other 4:3 material, the Roxio Video Capture USB Device will also work with the other software as well ;)

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