I've just downloaded the Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 demo and I'm loving it, except for this one problem.
I have recorded footage on my camcorder in 16:9 then captured it as an AVI.
After playing about with it when I then went to render as a wmv file the output is not 16:9.
I have picked every option I can see for PAL widescreen where possible, and when I render I have tried checking and unchecking the "stretch video...(do not letterbox) option. Checked, the 16:9 footage is stretched vertically (as I assumed it would be), unchecked it is in the correct ratio, but the file has letterboxes above and below.
Have I misunderstood something or should I not be able to get a wmv that is 16:9 but does not have these letterboxes above and below? Simply a file that has the 16:9 ratio (not faking it by adding letterboxes)? I rendered to AVI and that is exactly how I want it. Are all wmv files set to this particular ratio?
The reason I ask is that the flash transition "flashes" the whole screen, including the letterboxes...not just the 16:9 content, which looks awful I think. Plus it just bugs me having the letterboxes
I have two example wmv files (both about 100KB) with the "stretch" option checked and unchecked :
And just to repeat, when I render as AVI without stretch but changing no other settings, the rendered file is just what I am after. So this makes me think it is a wmv specific problem rather than options I've picked for the project?
Thanks for any help...
(sorry for the lengthy post )