About pixel aspect ratios


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About pixel aspect ratios

Another issue to be aware of is something called the pixel aspect ratio. Essentially, a pixel is a little square that makes up an image on a computer. On a monitor, on a computer, these are square. They are exactly as wide as they are tall. But on a TV screen, and especially when we're talking about Standard Definition Video, these are typically not square. It can mess up your final product. Even though what you're seeing here on Encore looks fantastic, when you go to play it back on your DVD, it will tend to look stretched, if you don't know what you're doing.

Now here is the challenge. I have this piece of footage here, this Explore CA ad. As I click it to select it, the Project panel gives me a summary at the top of its core attributes, its pixel dimensions, 720 x 480, and its time length, This is saying it's 15 seconds and 13 frames long, and its frame rate. It's 23.976 frames per second. But folks, here is the rub. The difference between standard definition fullscreen...

About pixel aspect ratios
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About pixel aspect ratios provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Encore CS5 Essential Training

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