Pan Crop help


thebrain900 wrote on 2/4/2012, 10:48 AM
And one more thing.

I can open .VOB files in Movie Studio they just wont let me movie through the Timeline.

But I can Rander As .AVi and then open this in Movie Studio and I can move through the Timeline and do everything.

And I can open Pan Crop and change it to 4:3 Ratio and I see it change in the Pan Crop screen but not the Movie Studio preview window.

This is what makes me think I am missing something or I have one of the Side Tabs De Pressed that I sould not.

In Pan Crop what Tabs on the side sould be De Pressed?
thebrain900 wrote on 9/12/2013, 11:42 AM
So if I open a Widescreen video in the timeline and then make my Edits and Render As avi Uncompressed and keep the Templete as is it will still output it as Widescreen am I right

I am keeping the size still at 720x480 even when I Render As avi.

And the Pixal Ratio says 0.909 in the avi Templete.
Chienworks wrote on 9/12/2013, 11:46 AM
Not even close. Pretty much none of those things has anything to do with each other.

If you want to output as widescreen, set up your project with a widescreen template, and then choose a widescreen template when rendering.

When you see the PAR as 0.909, that indicates that it is 4:3, and *NOT* widescreen.

AVI / uncompressed has nothing to do with whether it's widescreen or not.
thebrain900 wrote on 9/12/2013, 1:27 PM
OK I think I got it.

If I edit a widescreen video and Render As 720x480 with a Pixal Ratio of 0.909 it will Render as 4:3 Ratio.

So when I play it on a 4:3 TV Set it will still have Black bars toip and Bottom because it will still keep it as Letterbox.

Am I right?
Chienworks wrote on 9/12/2013, 3:13 PM
I suppose, depending on the playback device and the television. Most DVD players have the ability to specify whether they are connected to a 4:3 or a 16:9 set. If you tell the player it's a 4:3 TV and put a standard 16:9 widescreen video in it, the DVD player will letter box it for you automatically without you ever having gone through Vegas at all.

I guess it might help if you started at the very beginning and filled in the blanks: i have a ______ video on a ______ (disk/media) that i'm going to play in _______ device to watch on a _______ screen. Without this information we're pretty much only guessing what it is you're trying to accomplish.
thebrain900 wrote on 9/28/2013, 1:50 PM
Ok this is the Topic I sould be in.
You can Delete my other Topic Called Video Radtios.
I am very sorry for starting a new one I forget all my old Topics.

So I will tell you if I have this down and if I am going about it in the Right way?
If I want to turn a 16:9 widescreen Video into a 4:3 TV Standard Ratio I do this?

I open a 16:9 Widescreen DV Video and Right Click it and UnCheck Matain Aspact Ratio. Then I open Pan/Crop and Pick from the PreSets list 4:3 TV Standard.

Do I have this down Right
Chienworks wrote on 9/28/2013, 7:45 PM
Make sure your project is 4:3.

Leave "maintain aspect ratio" checked. You want this on.

In Pan/Crop you can choose either the 4:3 preset, or right-mouse-button click in the cropping frame and choose 'match output aspect'. Note that this will cut part of the left & right sides off of the image, which is presumably what you want to do based on your other comments.

Render using a 4:3 template.
thebrain900 wrote on 9/28/2013, 9:28 PM
Ok so in Pan/Crop I Leave the Tab Maintain Aspect Ratio Pressed turned on.

But before I go into Pan/Crop do I not have to Right Click my Video in the Timeline and UnCheck something?
Chienworks wrote on 9/28/2013, 10:25 PM
Jack S wrote on 9/29/2013, 7:00 AM
As others have suggested, why don't you spend an hour or two trying various things and document your trials and your results. This would benefit you better than spending the same amount of time asking multiple questions in your post. I experiment a lot and I think that you gain a lot more experience this way. By all means, if you are stuck with anything and can't seem to make any headway, ask away and you will get help from very patient, dedicated forum contributors.
There's no substitute for diving in and getting your hands dirty. Just make sure you document everything for future reference.
thebrain900 wrote on 9/29/2013, 12:59 PM
Ok it works thanks.

But one thing if I do Right click the Widescreen video in the Timeline and click Properties.

I do see Maintain Aspect Ratio and yes I keep it Checked.

Now when I go into Pan/Crop I see a Tab Lock Aspect Ratio and this is turned on.

Sould I turn this off what is this doing that Matain Aspect Ratio is not?
MSmart wrote on 9/29/2013, 2:22 PM
Sould I turn this off what is this doing that Matain Aspect Ratio is not?

Give it a try. Render a short piece of your video and see what the result is. If you like how it turns out, good, if not, leave it on.