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Thread: Movie Studio 13 Platinum 1920 x 1080 to 1440 x 1080 problem

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    Default Movie Studio 13 Platinum 1920 x 1080 to 1440 x 1080 problem

    Hello all,

    I'm using the trial version of the above and am going to use it to make slideshows (not by using the Wizard thingy)

    My images are all from a 4/3 camera and I always use the the 4/3 mode. I edit them in Ps and then resize them to 1440 x 1080 ready to make an HD video.

    When I open them MS13P converts them to 1920 x 1080!

    In the Project Properties I have: "Custom (1440x1080, 23.976 fps)" with "1.0000 (Square)" pixel ratio and checked the 'Start all new projects with this setting".

    The images I have imported into the Media Bin I created for the project all show up as 1920 x 1080 and the only way I can see to alter them to 1440 x 1080 is to do it one at a time using the Media Properties pop up. Right click on an image, press letter P and alter the pixel ratio to "1.0000 (Square)"

    So far I have 35 images to do this to and I wondered if there was some way of either importing the images and keeping them at 1440 x 1080 or altering all of them at once to 1440 x 1080.

    I would be most grateful for some help.

    Cheers - Jem

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    Not really sure what's going on here. However I'm pretty certain HD video is always 16:9. Whether that's 1440 x 1080 with wide pixels or 1920 x 1080.
    If I was doing this and had 4x3 images, I'd create a 1920x1080 project, import the 4x3 images (which Vegas will handle quite happily irrespective of number of pixels). This would result in a widescreen project with your 4x3 pictures in teh middle (black bars either side).

    However, if your photos are showing as 1920x1080 in the Media bin then that is what they are. Vegas won't have changed that.

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    Hello Tim,

    Many thanks for your reply nice of you to do so.

    I tried your suggestion and created a new AVCHD project 1920x1080-24p the Properties for that indicate a pixel ratio of 1.000, so far that's just what I want.

    I then imported my images and MS then squashes and elongates them to fit the frame, upon calling up the image properties I can see that the pixel ratio has been changed from 1.000 to 1.333. If I change that to 1.000 then all is well.

    I've done a screen shot so that you can see the result

    I do hope you can offer a solution, I am hoping to display the video on a 4ft x 3ft HD plasma screen,

    Cheers - Jem

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    I have not used 1440x1080, but I just tried to reproduce this in Movie Studio Platinum 13. I was surprised to come across the same issues.

    If you select all the files of this type in the MSP 13 Project Media window and right-click, the Projecties option down in the opening menu remains greyed out. OTOH, in Vegas Pro 13 you are able to get to Properties this way.

    For me, the only way to change the files' PAR all at once in my MSP 13 was the VASST FasstApps plugin Property Assistant, which did work (on the timeline events). Costs about 10.
    The OP might try it, if using other than 1440x1080 is not an option for him/her.

    Seems like a bit of a bug, unless I've overlooked something and others prove us wrong. There seem to be reports about 1440x1080 issues on the SCS and CC forums though.

    Edit: you could try to work around this by importing the first file and changing its PAR. Then save settings to video profiles for future auto-detection (Properties > Media, Stream, Diskette Icon).
    Last edited by vkmast; 11-15-2015 at 09:14 PM.

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    Hello VKM,

    Wow, double wow and thanks a million that's really great!! After loading and changing the PAR in one image then as you suggested; clicking the Diskette symbol worked, all the others loaded as 1440x1080.

    Since I downloaded the program this morning I've begun to love it, similar to but ten times better than WMM 6.0, I like long slow cross fades and slow fades out and in, and the renders in MP4 are superb.

    Many many thanks for your help, my kindest regards - Jem

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