Once again, video dimensions and aspect ratios are becoming an issue for me in the editing process on Adobe Premiere Pro… and I am searching for solutions.
Here’s an original image in 1600 x 900 px (16:9) – in fact, for the first time I am not working in frame aspect ratio 3 : 4 but 16 : 9 ! Therefor, all images of the movie have been edited in that aspect ratio (original size attached) to prepare for optimal HD format – at least so I thought:
I set the video dimensions to 720p (aspect 1280 x 720 = 16 x 9) – but this is the ‘excerpt’ I get (measured dimension 1298 x 730) – yet significantly cut-off on all sides:
In some pictures – like close-ups – I have no problems…
In others like this one with a carefully designed logo – it really matters. And besides… it’s something I need to understand and know … even without being a numbers’ person.
But it gets even better… I copied/pasted the whole movie (pictures and music) to a new sequence after changing the settings to 1080 (instead of 720… )… and ticking that Default issue in General Settings as was suggested in a forum and related to in yesterday’s post. Perhaps, now I have to untick it again… but one really starts stopping to tick with all these ratios and dimensions none of which giving the desired results. Of course, knowing would help – so perhaps someone out there ‘knows’?
First, however, I noticed that I lost all transitions and video effects within the copy/paste process (… not cool at all!…yet eventually solved by switching between the sequences from the timeline and nowhere else) … and then: while I now see the entire image, it has a rather large black frame (within the set frame) which I find is totally unnecessary IF my thought in terms of the chosen video dimension is correct. Which may well not be the case…but which one is?
As so much work is involved and I already assume that I would have to redo all video effects and transitions, I will ahve to find the answers before continuing. How to do it the right way from the start, and with slides and images in 1600 x 900.
This SHOULD be possible – or?
Pixel Aspect Ratio
Studying the pixel aspect ratio HERE does help, yet as you will see… these are different dimensions again: “Footage has a 1440 x 1080 or 960 x 720 frame size, and the desired result is a 16:9 frame aspect ratio.”
When reducing my original image to 1440, I get 811 height (instead of 900) – which may be part of the error… but WHY? And HOW?
Time to get some air in the garden… this is getting a bit mucho… but the good news is: sooner or later, it will be resolved!