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Thomas Jespersen
Aspect Ratio problem with M2TS video from Sony TG3E camera
on Jul 30, 2011 at 11:42:32 am

Hi there.
I'm new to After Effects, but I've been doing many videos in Sony Vegas. Though one of my big issues is the output format of my Sony TG3E camera.
When I record video on that camera, I don't do it in Full HD, but I do it in HDV (1440x1080).
I have no problems at all importing that video into Sony Vegas, where I've set the aspect ratio to 1,33.
But when I import the video in After Effects, the video is recognized as a HDV video with an aspect ratio of 1,33. But when I then create a composition with those specifications, the video looks a lot more square (4:3), than widescreen, which it was supposed to look like.

Are there any other settings or aspect ratio things I need to specify too?

Best Regards
Thomas Jespersen


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Aspect Ratio problem with M2TS video from Sony TG3E camera
on Aug 1, 2011 at 9:10:32 pm

Look for the pixel aspect ration compensation switch at the bottom of the comp window. It looks like an arrow with two heads. Toggled on, the picture is widescreen, but any text or graphics added look jagged. Toggled off, the picture looks squeezed horizontally, but any text or graphics added looks smooth.

Rest assured, any text or graphics you add will render smoothly.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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