Can I convert anamorphic to widescreen?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mattwrit, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. mattwrit macrumors member

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    I've bought a Pinnacle to import movies from my widescreen camcorder and widescreen PVR - but I didn't realise that the Pinnacle is actually really very rubbish.

    It's importing them in 4:3 so they're all squished, and there's no options whatsoever to change it.

    Can I pull them out to 16:9 afterwards?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It sounds like you are importing your movies in DVD resolution. At 720 x 480, DVD pixels are non-square.
     
  3. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you can stretch your movies out right in Handbrake using advanced settings.
     
  4. mattwrit thread starter macrumors member

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    But surely I'd have to import them on DVD then? I'm talking about using a video capture card.
     
  5. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake was updated recently and it can convert almost any video file or DVD now. I just used it yesterday to convert Animal House and (old) Casino Royale letterboxed fullscreen DVD rips that I'd ripped in 4x3 years ago.
     

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