Exported videos come out stretched?

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

  1. thouts macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2008
    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

    Jul 25, 2003
    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

    Sep 29, 2008
    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 :(

Share This Page