Tiny Video Preview

Rookie06 wrote on 3/12/2023, 10:48 AM

Hi, I am trying to edit my video but I literally cannot see what is going on. Whenever I add a video, the preview is just tiny. There is a vertical black bar with my video in microscopic size in the center. I want to be able to see it clearly.

If I change the zoom at all the bar disappears completely.

I've attached a picture. Thanks


Jack S wrote on 3/12/2023, 10:54 AM

@Rookie06 Look at your horizontal dimension.

That should give you a clue. Check your project settings.

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Musicvid wrote on 3/12/2023, 10:55 AM

Set your Project to Match your Source. Your source media is not 8 pixels wide, I am certain of that.

Use the Tutorials as your first source for learning the basics, thanks:


Welcome to the Vegas peer forum.

Rookie06 wrote on 3/12/2023, 11:00 AM

Thanks everyone. I have no idea why it was 8 pixels wide. I definitely didn't set it that way, something must've edited when I didn't think I was on that field.

john_dennis wrote on 3/12/2023, 11:20 AM

You should take some comfort in the fact that you are waaaaaaaay higher than @Rookie06. Rookie06 was in the last century. Welcome to the forum.

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