I've read a lot of the threads on this subject but if you could just put it into moron terms for me, I'd be very grateful.
I capture, edit, and burn my films to DVD in Premiere Elements 7. I've begun to shoot everything in widescreen, since my Canon MVX40i says it shoots real widescreen.
Okay, so I capture the footage, edit, and then I decide to take some of the shots into PI SE for adding particle effects.
Clicking on the little gray stage, and then selecting the widescreen scene, I only get a squeezed version of it. When I go ahead and apply a perticle effect, then save it to avi, it comes out unsqueezed okay, but now the particle effect is stretched.
So, in the simplest possible terms, please explain what I have to do to get that original widescreen footage into the stage at its original widescreen aspect, so that a particle effect will match the aspect?