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I am a Vegas Movie Studio user (version 9, platinum) and am having difficulty rendering my project as a 16x9 file. Here is the gist:
- I'm in Canada so it's NTSC.
- My project media consists of ONE 2hr video that I was cutting, and THREE still shots.
- When I first started the project the project properties Template was set to NTSC DV with a Pixel Aspect Ratio of .9091.
- My project was outputting as a 4x3 frame with my 16x9 video letterboxed.
I then realized that my stills were 4x3 frame grabs so I replaced them with 16x9 versions, and also changed my properties to NTSC Widescreen with a Pixel Aspect Ratio of 1.2121. I also replaced ALL of my transistions since they had been originally been created with 4x3 frames.
My preview window now displays the video filling the entire 16x9 frame, but when I start the "Make Movie" process it immediately begins to letterbox while it encodes.
I've also tried clicking the "Stretch video to fill output frame size (do not letterbox) checkbox. When I do this it shows the video being encoded in the preview screen as a 16x9 video with the video filling the whole frame. However once I play back the file in WMP, VLC, or MPC it is squished into a 4x3 frame. So Vegas still isn't outputting the file as a 16x9 file.
Now I'm stumped, any suggestions?