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Val Kotelnikov
Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 7, 2016 at 9:27:15 pm

I have a .MPG file created by conversion of analog VHS 4:3 (from 90th). However it was converted to 16:9 - as a result it's stretched horizontally. I want to change the aspect ratio back to 4:3 before start working on it. Tried to render as 4:3 - no good.
Please, help!
Val


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John Rofrano
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:00:16 pm

[Val Kotelnikov] "I want to change the aspect ratio back to 4:3 before start working on it."
Drop it into a 4:3 project, then open Track Motion, disable Lock Aspect Ratio, and drag any corner to fill the 4:3 screen (which will stretch it back).

~jr

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Wayne Waag
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:14:42 pm

First, set your project properties to 4:3, e.g. NTSC DV (720 x 480). When you import your 16:9 file, there should be black bars on top and bottom. To fill the black bars and stretch your image back to 4:3, open the Pan/Crop box. Under Source, Change Maintain aspect ratio to "No" and Stretch to fill frame to "yes". The black bars should disappear and your frame should be filled at the correct aspect ratio. In the event I misunderstood your problem, a screen shot would be useful.

wwaag


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John Rofrano
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:46:34 pm

Good point. Wayne's approach will fix it at the event level so you would do this to each event. My way fixes it at the track level so any event placed on that track will be stretched. I kinda like Wayne's way better if you don't have a lot of events.

~jr

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Wayne Waag
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 1:21:47 am

I kinda like Wayne's way better if you don't have a lot of events.

Even if you do, just copy the first event after making the correction, select the remaining events and PEA (Paste Event Attributes). This way, you can have other events on that track that are not 16:9 such as stills. That's the nice thing about Vegas--there's usually more than one way to get the job done.

wwaag


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Val Kotelnikov
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:21:44 pm

Oh ... thank you very much. I used Wayne's approach on one file and John's on the other. To-morrow I'll be back with the results!


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John Rofrano
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 1:38:35 pm

[Wayne Waag] "That's the nice thing about Vegas--there's usually more than one way to get the job done."
Indeed, there usually always is. :-D

~jr

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Val Kotelnikov
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 2:40:16 pm

Wayne's way worked perfectly well, the other one is still under way.
Thanks!


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Wayne Waag
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 4:39:55 pm

Glad it's working for you and that you've now learned the two ways of doing it. Using these two methods in concert allows you to do other things, e.g. crop the image first in the pan/crop window and then move it around using track motion to create a picture-in-picture effect. Lots of possibilities.

wwaag


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Val Kotelnikov
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 6:11:25 pm

Thank you. Be ready for more questions ;-)
"A fool can ask more questions than 100 wise men can answer" (Chinese proverb)


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John Rofrano
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:38:26 pm

[Val Kotelnikov] ""A fool can ask more questions than 100 wise men can answer" (Chinese proverb)"
Better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt! ;-)

Just kidding... we love questions... what else would we do during those long renders?

~jr

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Val Kotelnikov
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:42:29 pm

OK. I created a project - changed to 4:3, now what? I rendered it to Internet 4:3 - or there is better format for rendering (I want to use this file to create a video - not for youtube)


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Wayne Waag
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:20:56 am

Your choice of rendering format will depend on your final delivery medium. Do you want to make a DVD that you can play on a TV? Or, do you want to create a file that you can simply "play" on your computer or stream to your TV using a media player? Given the fact that you're starting with VHS, it will not look very good however it is rendered--at least compared to today's HD digital media.

wwaag


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Val Kotelnikov
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:01:10 pm

OK, thanks. My next question: I want to create a video clip that would contain pieces from 5 video files + many jpgs. What I did in the past - I cut and rendered every piece. Then opened and combined them (together with jpgs) in one project. Is there an easier way (just open all base files and make and combine cuts)?
Pardon my naivety
vk


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John Rofrano
Re: Shrink 16:9 to 4:3 in Sony Movie Studio 10
on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:45:56 pm

Press the Make Movie button and follow the prompts. It will ask you if you want to make a DVD or just a movie for your hard drive. That's why Sony created Movie Studio. It has Wizards so that you don't have to know all of the technical details... you just have to know what you want to do.

~jr

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