My Sony camcorder is not being cooperative when it comes to allowing me to acquire the footage I see on the LCD in 'widescreen / 16:9' format.
I have used the firewire, Dazzle, and have even played it onto a TV with the intention of recording it and then feeding it into the computer, but it simply isn't 'outputting' the 16:9 format. Instead, it loses the effect and outputs 4:3.
At first I thought this was a capture problem but now it would seem to be a camcorder issue. However, all I need to do is convert the 4:3 footage into widescreen (I need those black bars!). Does anyone have any ideas, please?
I have two options left, in terms of doing it in a Blue Peter fashion: either try to play it onto an old TV I know used to squash everything into 16:9 and hope that works (if the TV, which is in storage still works), or re-shoot the footage with black tape to the top and bottom of the lens! Amateur night, I know, but after wasting a fruitless hour trying to find a downloadable program that would simply convert the footage into 16:9, it could be my only option!
Any help appreciated; snarky comments get bonus points.