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Old Aug 12, 2011, 4:30 AM   #1
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Default 4:3 to 16:9 conversion in sony vegas

good morning to all,

please, i wish to know how i can convert 4:3 to truly widescreen 16:9 in sony vegas pro 8.

i have tried some crop and pan but after i watched the final dvd on my lg monitor lg m2250d the video fill only 3/4 of the screen.

source video : 4:3 dvd (mpg2/ sound linear pcm 48 khz)

can anyone help please ?



many thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 5:27 AM   #2
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good morning to all,

please, i wish to know how i can convert 4:3 to truly widescreen 16:9 in sony vegas pro 8.

i have tried some crop and pan but after i watched the final dvd on my lg monitor lg m2250d the video fill only 3/4 of the screen.

source video: 4:3 dvd (mpg2/ sound linear pcm 48 khz)

can anyone help please ?


many thanks in advance.
You can't actually properly convert from one aspect ratio to another...you either need to strech or crop, and in either case you will lose quality !

You can also try to mix these two - partially crop and partially stretch the image, but you always loose either the pixels or the original look.

Try expanding the center 3/4 to the full height...

Good luck !
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dear marawder good morning.

i thank you for you reply.

i will try but i think that it will be a hard job.

ok, i have some experience with simple edit and rendering with sony vegas but i have to learn many things.

thanks again.
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i will try but i think that it will be a hard job.
Do you know what you could do to avoid a hard job ?

Just shoot directly in 16:9 ration...if your camera doesn't support that, I would recommend an urgent upgrade !

If it's an older video you're trying to expand, I think maybe you should leave it as it is...
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 12:24 PM   #5
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dear marawder,

good afternoon and sorry for the delay in reply you back.

the material i have in my hands is recorded as 4:3 and i think is about ten years back.

the ten dvd's are in 4:3 format and contains various club's events like fashion shows, cxmas eves, festival etc.

i am trying to help some people from our local charity club as i know some things about digital video edit.

i have tried to expand the picture as you istructed but i think somethig is missing because on my monitor the picture is again too small to fill the entire screen.

i have few days holidays this week and i will try again to see if finally i will succeed with my conversion.

thanks.

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