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    Hi guys


    I'm new to video editing but am very confident with many graphic programs.

    I've started the project I'm working on (it's a portfolio for a figure skater).

    I've been fixing the video footage with motion tracking and all seems fine.

    The point I'm stuck at is where I'm trying to figure out the best aspect ratio for all of this.

    The video footage is in (I think, 16:2??) can't remember correct aspect ratio.. but I need it to look OK on a normal TV screen. I don't want it to look ultra wide screen.


    So, there is where I'm contemplating using 4:3, cutting off the edges as it would and having it much larger.

    I asked the client and she said she isn't too fussed on the whole wide-screen.

    Trouble is, the footage I'm fixing up requires some cropping because the motion capture is fixing a lot of the jolts, so the bands at top and bottom are quite large. I'm just worrying she won't be happy.

    Please let me know what you think.

    p.s. yes it's for DVD.

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    Normal tv is 4:3 aspect ratio whereas widescreen tv is 16:9 aspect ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikosony View Post
    Normal tv is 4:3 aspect ratio whereas widescreen tv is 16:9 aspect ratio.
    Yes. Now, the footage was taken wide-screen.. looks like 16.9, could be slightly different.

    I am just dying to know whether I should go for 4:3 (using the wide-screen footage).. OR with 4:3 but with the footage zoomed up a lot so that the tops and bottoms are filled - removing the edges?

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    I wouldn't go for the 'zoomed up a lot idea' as you will only be magnifying pixels onscreen and that will leave you with jaggies and stair-casing. Instead use that other idea, I've forgotten what it is now but try it instead.

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    I wouldn't go for the 'zoomed up a lot idea' as you will only be magnifying pixels onscreen and that will leave you with jaggies and stair-casing. Instead use that other idea, I've forgotten what it is now but try it instead. On a tv screen bits are cut off at the top, bottom, left and right so if the bars are not too big you won't see them anyway.

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