View Full Version : Correcting aspect ratio in Vegas Video

2010-04-02, 11:01 AM
Hello everybody. I've run into an issue with some footage I have recorded from a television broadcast from about 10 years ago and was hoping for some advice.

The footage I have is PAL video that was broadcast in the 4:3 aspect ratio. I currently have an AVI file (dv-avi format) and it's 720 x 576 pixels.

Most of the interview is correctly broadcast in 4:3 and looks fine. But at one point during the broadcast some other footage is shown where the aspect ratio is off. The video appears stretched. Here is a JPG image of the problem footage.


Is there a way I can correct the aspect ratio of this without affecting the rest of the video?


2010-04-03, 02:27 PM
Split the video at the frame where the aspect ratio changes. Then click on the pan/crop button at the end of that section of video. This will allow you to adjust the aspect ratio so that it displays correctly.

2010-04-03, 11:57 PM
yep. hit "s" to split on the paused frame.

2010-04-04, 02:17 AM
Thanks for directions :)

I managed to split the clip and I've been experimenting with resizing the video. I changed the resolution to 720 x 504 and set the "maintain aspect ratio" option to "No" and the "stretch to fill frame" option to "Yes". When previewing the video it looks fine.

2010-04-06, 12:07 AM
Beware of bad resizing on interlaced footage !!!!
You're not supposed to resize interlaced video.