I've just returned to playing with Movie Maker 2 after a long gap since installing it. I'm 'learning while doing' but stumbling a bit at some basic hurdles. One is the choice of aspect ratio.
My source images are AVIs captured from action in my PC window, and are about 1024x762. That's close to 4:3. But the ultimate aim, after making the movie in MM, is to transfer it to DVD and play it on my wide screen TV, which is 16:9. So, in MM, presumably I should work at 16:9 PAL? If so, should I take steps to first crop the source clips? (I have VirtualDub, which I am also learning, and that allows cropping.) I assume resizing would be wrong, causing distortion?
If I left a clip at its original shape and size (to see a particular feature for example), would that then just result in vertical black bands at either side of the TV screen for that section of movie? But with no undesirable squashing or stretching? Would the same happen with any still 4:3 JPGs I include?
Any advice/insights would be much appreciated please.
Terry, West Sussex, UK