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I did not manage to solve the source problem, but I found how to overcome the consequences. It is indeed possible to edit the aspect ratio of the rendered video using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i <INPUT_FILE> -aspect 4:3 -c copy <OUTPUT_FILE>


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Unlike some other editing tools, Vegas does not convert imported video into its own intermediate format, but works directly with what you have. Importing means Vegas knows about these clips and has built quick-access metadata about them. Any editing you do is non-destructive as all editing operations are stored in Vegas's own files as a series of commands, ...


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According to the on-line manual page 57 of this commercial software this is only true if you: have selected the Copy media with project checkbox and Clicked the Save button for all your projects! If you forgot to do that with just one, the answer is: No, deleting the original file will delete it from all of the projects where you did not click that ...


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Use the track motion where you can move and resize images


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Well... You could try to place the clip that you want to fade in/out on top of the other clips. If that does not work, you will have to split all of the clips at the same place and make them all fade in/out. If doing this will ruin the whole project video because you have other effects on it, then I suggest rendering the video without adding any fade in-/...


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I would try to find a desktop computer with PCI-E slots and then use a PCI-E Firewire controller. With used parts this setup shouldn't be that expensive. Actually, wait, your laptop has a Thunderbolt port!!! You'll need both of these: https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=thunderbolt+3+to+firewire+800+...


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iLink will give you a lossless digital transfer of the source material, if maintaining perfect quality is important, I would go with that connection. DON'T attempt an iLink/1394 to USB adaptor, if you do some research, those adaptors just don't work. You'd need to buy an interface card for your laptop to go this way, depending on whether your laptop has an ...


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If you open the Help and navigate to The Vegas Pro Window section, you will see a picture with all main components of the Vegas UI explained. The area you pointing to is the Track List. It seems that it is not a separate sub-window, but a part of the timeline window. What most likely happened you moved the vertical divider all the way to the left. Try ...


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In project properties, set your pixel aspect ratio to 1.333 as well. Furthermore, make sure that when you right-click a video on your timeline that both resample is disabled, and try fiddling around with the "maintain aspect ratio" option. I have a hunch that it has got to do with these settings. Try using different formats/encoders as well to see what ...


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Vegas is not showing you the actual framerate based measurement. Instead, it is showing you 30 fps Drop Frame Timecode, which exists for compatibility reasons and does have to do with NTSC video. For purposes of alignment with ffmpeg, switch your display to SS.mmm i.e. fractional seconds rather than SMPTE timecode. No need to change the project framerate. ...


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