720x480 rendering issue

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720x480 rendering issue

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I used a modified version of the spinning globe with rotating words around it and rendered it to 720x480 and imported into my video project.

When I rendered out the final project to DVD, I noticed that the globe is "squished" because the aspect ratio is off. I couldn't find a setting in C3DPS to change the pixel aspect ratio when rendering to 720x480, so I had to re-render the whole project at 640x480 in order to get the correct aspect ratio on the screen.

Is this a known issue? Is there a work-around other than rendering at 640x480 and then stretching it out to 720x480?
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Post by klowther »

What are you using to render the project?

If MSP8, did you select the non-square pixel option in the project settings? You can also try playing with the settings in the media source options context menu item.

Hope that helps.

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Post by dnavarrojr »

klowther wrote:What are you using to render the project?

If MSP8, did you select the non-square pixel option in the project settings? You can also try playing with the settings in the media source options context menu item.
I am rendering with Cool 3D PS. It does not have an option anywhere that I can find for non-square pixels.

The only solutions I can find is to render it in either 640x480 or 1280x960 and then re-render it to 720x480 so that the aspect ratio comes out correct. But I lose quality when I do that.
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Post by klowther »

I used a modified version of the spinning globe with rotating words around it and rendered it to 720x480 and imported into my video project.
No, I meant after you create the avi with Cool3D, what are you using to render the mpg that you are putting on the DVD. The non-square pixels option is not a C3DPS option, but an MSP8 option.
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Post by dnavarrojr »

klowther wrote:No, I meant after you create the avi with Cool3D, what are you using to render the mpg that you are putting on the DVD. The non-square pixels option is not a C3DPS option, but an MSP8 option.
VS10+ (I don't have MSP).

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Post by rwernyei »

Render out at dimension size: 720x534
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Post by sjj1805 »

VS10+ also has a non square pixels option.
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Post by dnavarrojr »

rwernyei wrote:Render out at dimension size: 720x534
Perfect solution! Thanks. Rendering at 720x534 in Cool 3D and then re-rendering to 720x480 in VS10 works perfectly and gives me almost perfect quality.

Many thanks!