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  • Mon, Dec 19 2011 8:45 PM

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    Change Project Format?

    After working on an HD project all last week, I had to start an NTSC project this morning but did not tick off '4 x 3'.  I now have a 16 x 9 NTSC project.  Can I change the aspect ratio of an existing project while editing?

     

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  • Mon, Dec 19 2011 8:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Change Project Format?

    Hi,

    Right-click the composer window (source/record windo) and switch the aspect ratio to whichever one you need.

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    Carl 

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  • Mon, Dec 19 2011 8:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Change Project Format?

    Thank you so much Carl!!!  I had been working all day on a 30 minute show ... just noticed the aspect ratio mistake when I started applying effects.  Whew :)

     

    Chris

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  • Mon, Dec 19 2011 9:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Change Project Format?

    Aspect Ratio is for display purposes only, so you could've edited the whole thing in 16:9 and then flipped it to 4:3 whenever you liked.  

    No harm.  

    FWIW, you can also capture/import HD footage into an HD project and flip the project type to 30i if you wanted.  I sometimes do this when working with complex sequences etc because I can render/mixdown etc to an SD resolution and save bandwith.  

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