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Windows 7: Windows Movie Maker Fill Screen

13 Aug 2010   #1
Spottedfeather

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows Movie Maker Fill Screen

I have never made a dvd before, so I have a question. I have seasons of a show that I want to make a dvd of. The first file, as is most of the files, is 352 by 240. If I burn a dvd of a file this size, will it fill the screen of a 4:3 tv or fit in the correct 4:3 ratio, the image going from top to bottom with the bars on the sides, of a 16:9 screen ?


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13 Aug 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Spottedfeather, we meet again.
Exactly what are you asking as what you say happens is perfectly correct. You can make a 4x3 aspect video fit a widescreen 16x9 but it will either look distorted or or will loose some of the top and bottom if you maintain the aspect ratio. As you source clips are already small this will cause a loss of quality as you will have to zoom in to fill the screen.
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13 Aug 2010   #3
Spottedfeather

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Alright, but how do I get a 4:3 aspect video to go from top to bottom on a screen and how do I get a 16:9 video to fill a 16:9 screen and fit, bars on top and bottom, a 4:3 tv ?
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14 Aug 2010   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
Alright, but how do I get a 4:3 aspect video to go from top to bottom on a screen and how do I get a 16:9 video to fill a 16:9 screen and fit, bars on top and bottom, a 4:3 tv ?
You will need a good video editing program. One of the easiest to use IMHO is Corel Video Studio x3. You can download a trial version of this, just Google it!
You need to use the overlay tracks and use the distortfacility. Happy to help with this if you take this route but bear in mind my post above, your clips are small so will never look really good filling a big screen!
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14 Aug 2010   #5
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows movie maker is such a terrible program, anything else would be better
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14 Aug 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Actually it works very well with Windows Live Movie Maker. All you do is set the aspect ratio correctly before you save the movie,


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14 Aug 2010   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Like all software, some people love it, some people hate it. I just find the Corel so much easier to use ans as a bought program it does offer me the sort of effects, transitions and moe sophisticated facilities that I need. But then I do a lot of Video Editing. Lets see what spottedfeather wants to do with his finished Video then we can see what will suit him best!
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14 Aug 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Like all software, some people love it, some people hate it. I just find the Corel so much easier to use ans as a bought program it does offer me the sort of effects, transitions and moe sophisticated facilities that I need. But then I do a lot of Video Editing. Lets see what spottedfeather wants to do with his finished Video then we can see what will suit him best!
mitch, I never tried Corel Video Studio, but maybe I should because I do a fair amount of video work too. I responded mainly because hawkin90 took an extreme position on WMM. I think WLMM is a lot better in many aspects although it is ashame that they put away with the timeline.
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14 Aug 2010   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
mitch, I never tried Corel Video Studio, but maybe I should because I do a fair amount of video work too. I responded mainly because hawkin90 took an extreme position on WMM. I think WLMM is a lot better in many aspects although it is ashame that they put away with the timeline.
Hi Wolfgang
Have PM'd you regarding Corel products as this is going off Topic and we are discussing 3rd Party Software. Should hate to get in trouble with Admin as I have a clean sheet in that dept. at the moment which is, I have to say, quite a novelty for me!
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14 Aug 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Mitch. I will be on the lookout for the PM - did not se it yet.
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