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Editing an HD AVI - Goes from 16:9 to 4:3

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  • Editing an HD AVI - Goes from 16:9 to 4:3

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have used Edius 6.03 to edit many many hours of HD video (MXF) from my Canon XF100 camera, without issue.

    I bought a new dashcam for my car, and it records in full HD (1920x1080), and saves the files as a .AVI extension.

    Today I attempted to edit some footage from the dashcam, and when I started a new project, using the same template as I always use (the HD 1920x1080 29.97p 16:9 8bit Preset), I noticed that when I added my clips to the bin, they weren't full width and were more 4:3 format. I rendered the project (print to file) as a H.264/AVC file, which I always use for YouTube, it too came out 4:3.

    I'm sure I'm overlooking something simple be setting up this project from the AVI , as 99% of my videos are done using using the MXF files from my Canon.

    But, the output file properties say it's 1920x1080, but if it is, Edius must for some reasoin be adding black bars to each side of the screen.

    Here's what the avi looks like see attachment before:

    Here's what it looks like after Edius, see attachment after:
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    Last edited by GrassValley_SL; 11-12-2012, 10:13 AM.

  • #2
    The AVI file is not telling Edius it is 16:9, quite common when it is from a source that is not a well known source
    Solution is simple click on the clip and select properties and change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and it will appear correctly
    If you have a number of files select them all in the bin and select properties and set them all as above in one hit before placing on the timeline

    Regards Barry
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    • #3
      That did the trick! It is definitely not an well-known source (a Korean-made dash camera).

      Thanks Barry.