Exported videos come out stretched?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thouts, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. thouts macrumors regular

    thouts

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    #1
    I'm editing a 720x480 project and exporting it at 16:9 ratio. For some reason when I export the video and play it in quicktime, the video is stretched horizontally.

    Any reason for this?
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Because, without anamorphic flags, the aspect ratios aren't the same. 720 by 480 = 1.5 aspect ratio. 16:9 = 1.78.
     
  3. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    You can't export 4:3 without it being stretched for 16:9. The best solution is in quicktime compressor to choose a widescreen res like 640x360 or 960x544 or 1280x720 then on your project choose reserve aspect ratio via crop which will turn your DV camera into a 16:9 camera source. It will crop out the top and bottom though :(
     

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