Working with widescreen using Video Studio
Is it really 16:9 Widescreen
Why does it look like 4:3 ?
Capturing Widescreen 16:9 or 4:3 things that go wrong.
|When we capture to Video Studio using Mini-Dv to Dv Format
the resultant file is Dv-Avi
The video data being copied / transferred from the cam-corder to the pc.
I know I am working with 16:9 widescreen, my camera is set to record this
My camera indicates 16:9 within its own preview screen.
Prior to capture the VS preview screen shows
the video as Widescreen
The video looks in proportion, no distortion
|Capture is complete and I hit the Edit tab.
What I see now is a little different, the preview screen shows as
My video is squashed horizontally everything looks tall and thin.
Notice the curvature of the arches.
|I view the Project Properties to find they indicate 4:3.
Strange as i had expected to see 16:9
I change the properties to 16:9
The video displays in the centre of the preview screen as 4:3, still
The background colour has been changed to 'White'
to identify the 16:9 actual frame
|I check the video file properties to find they indicate
What's gone wrong.
|This is what i should be seeing......
I used the Distort option from the Attributes Tab to re-size the
clips to widescreen.
|The most likely explanation is I have used an old
Used previously to record 4:3. the tape has been re-used to record
Well not every frame was re-recorded, in particular the first few.
One frame is all it takes, and at 1/25th of a second I am not able
to identify it.
The first captured frame sets up a flag indicating to VS the aspect
Either 16:9 or 4:3.
VS sets this aspect for the full capture.
The first frame just happens to be 4:3 with the remainder 16:9
The whole of the captured video will be displayed by Video Studio
This will distort the frame.
Fix the problem.........
I can use the Distort option from the Attributes Tab to re-size
the clips to widescreen
I could capture to Split by Scene this option should over come
I could set the File Preferences-Capture tab to 'Press OK to Capture'
I then pre-roll the camera to a point beyond the first 4:3 frames.
and only then start capture.
I should use a dedicated tape for the different aspect ratios.
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