Hi-not sure if this is the correct forum for my question, but here it goes.
I have a quicktime .mov file that was built in After effects at 720x1280 portrait format (it will be playing on a TV that's oriented this way). After rendering, I rotate it to landscape in QT and compress with Compressor to an MPEG-2 file.
When I rotate the file in QT, it distorts the aspect ratio, stretching it. I only noticed this because there is a circle in the movie.
It looks fine in the portrait format, I click rotate and bang, it's distorted, strange.
Any ideas? Am I missing something obvious?
Yes, it was the square pixels vs. dv/ntsc settings. Also, the circle was a graphic, so that had to be set properly as well. I still don't really know why rotating stretches it, but at least it looks correct now...