Problem resizing when rendering
I have some standard definition DV files (transferred from old Sony beta camcorder tapes). These have a native resolution of 720x480. When played on a stand alone DV player they display with the correct 4:3 ratio.
It took me a long time to realize that Pitivi was not changing the ratio to 4:3 and that everyone was looking slightly bloated! (image stretched)
My problem comes when I want to resize the edited material to 640x480 in rendering. If I do this in a new Preset in the Project Settings window and/or the Render window, this simply resizes the frame dimensions and I loose a vertical strip of image on the right hand side. The only way I've been able to get the desired 4:3 (640x480) image to include all vertical picture information is by individually resizing each clip on the timeline using the Translations window. As the project is finished editing and has hundreds of cuts, this will be a tedious process. I tried using Ctrl to change multiple clips but this doesn't work.
Is there a quicker way to do this? Hope you understand my convoluted writing!