Calling Video Editors
Ok, i have a strange resolution problem working with Sony Vegas (if you arnt used to 7, its ok, the function thats messing me up has been there since 1.0). I changed the project properties and output resolution to 640x512 from whatever the default res was. im editing and im all happy. when i render the first 25 secs to preview, i notice something had gone horribly wrong. the two strips of flat black generated media to cover up some stuff and create a wide screen effect for that part of the movie is leaking footage on each side creating an "H" looking thing. very ugly. if my explanation is horrid which it probably is, here is the first 25 secs, the problem is very visible during the last 8 or so seconds. I dont know why its doing that. the preview looks fine, the generated media res is correctly set and the outputted product is exactly 640x512 yet i still seem to have this issue. please take a look:
DId you try 16:9 aspect ratio (e.g. 640x36?
why don't you make the black strip wider?
The "H" thing look awesome to me, if you hadn't mention it.
Last edited by flash; 11-24-2006 at 09:21 PM.
ive tried making it wider either using resolution changes or making frame of referance smaller on the black strips. none of them yeilded wanted results. the first attempt left large visible gap at the bottom of the film and the second attempt produced the same result. the only reason im working with such a troubling resolution is due to the nature of the movie and how im recording it. as you can probably tell, my native resolution is 1280x1024. To conserve hard drive space, i FRAPS using half size and forced 25 fps. thus giving me 640x512.
Originally Posted by flash
should i upload my .veg file so you can maybe see whats wrong in properties or if i missed something very stupid and obvious (which i do often).
thank you for your compliment. however, that was not the desired effect.
Ok, so your sources are fine... and all the sources are half size off fraps... so they are all the same. Hrmmm...
It's definatly not there at the start, and only appears at the one scene and transitions to the other.
If I step through that scene, that bar looks like it's at the point where the two scenes flip-flop or whatever. When they cross, they are the size where they are scraping along the edges of this 'H'. Sooo... looks to me like there is a bug with that transition, not with your settings or source files.
Why don't you delete those two scenes from the project, and then reload them with a different transition, or better yet, none at all to test? At least then you'll know if it's your settings or the program... and if not, well, you've ruled one thing out.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
the flip flop transition i made myself, it was not a vegas transition (damn them for not including it). the only reason they show up again there is because i have those 2 bars on a totaly different layer on top of them so the scenes "grow into it" if you will. i have no vegas transitions as of now, they are all just what i edited together.
ah. I see... well, can you use a different encoder then? Maybe it's a problem with that. Kind of like how picture formats do and don't support layers and such.
or maybe it's just a bad implimentation of the WMV encoder. Who knows. :P
thanks to Silverwmoon!