I am trying to use synfig to create titles for videos. My final target is an overlay on an existing DV PAL 16:9 clip.
In synfig I create a background that is some variant of 16:9, e.g 800x450. I then want to render a number of frames from this in 720x576 with 16:9 aspect. I can’t figure out how to do this. Instead I render the 800x450 frame, and resize these to the pixel size of DV PAL: 720x576, which has a pixel aspect ratio of about 1.4222. And overlay them on the video. However, the resize steps obviously is suboptimal, and makes the images slightly fuzzy.
What I want to do, is to avoid the resize step, and have synfig output to stills, that has an (possibly “faked”) pixel aspect that matches the 720x576 pixels in 16:9 format. Intuitively, what I am looking for, is for synfig to draw an “egg” instead of a circle, on the rendered 720x576 stills.
I have tried to fiddle around with the options for a project and the rendering options, but I have not succeded in changing anything but the resolution and the canvas size - which is kind of useless.
From the options it seems it should be possibly, but I can’t figure it out.
Another option I have just realised I might use is to use a background of 720x576, and then apply a stretch layer, with a vertical stretch of 70% (70pt). This makes the rendering OK. However, this means that I have to work on a squeezed image in synfig studio, which is really not what I want…
Any help appreciated.
Mads Bondo Dydensborg