December 19th, 2009

Aspect ratios with Buffy

Hey guys, I have Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum and I need some practical advice from fellow Buffy vidders, and everybody else dealing with same problems. I have two questions:

1) How do you deal with the fact that seasons 1-5 have 4:3 TV aspect ratio and seasons 6-7 have widescreen ratio when your vid has clips from every seasons - do you just fix the ratio in every clip one by one after you've edited them, or is there by any chance a method that won't drive me bat-shit crazy?

2) How do fix the ratio with widescreen clips and lose the black bars at the top and the bottom? I know how to get rid of them with the 4:3 clips, but can't seem to manage to do the same with the 16:9 ones.