I didn't know I could change existing sequence settings - huge revelation! Thank you. So I changed the settings to Apple Intermediate Codec 720p 30. Then my sequence, which had the video filling the frame, changed to look like this:I'm not sure if there's a quick way to change it (i.e. change everything with a click of a button.) I feel like someone once told me about doing that, but I can't remember how; though it might have been in Final Cut Pro!
So you can imagine I'm like, "Whu?" Maybe a different setting? Or...?
A test export looks great, and is 1280 x 720! But I can't afford to start from scratch at this point. Recommendations?
The slightly easy way to do it is this in the sequence;
- double-click the clip to select it
- Click the Motion tab in the Viewer window
- Under Basic Motion item (click gray arrow to expand), look at Scale. Ideally, it should be at 100. If it's not, click the red x button that's under "Nav" across from the Basic Motion title, the settings for that should now be reset to 100
- Under the Distort item, Aspect Ratio should be 0. If it is not, click the red x button across from Distort to clear it.
The clip should now fill the screen in the Canvas, though note that if you are also using clips that aren't 1280 x 720, those won't fill the screen, and you'll have to Scale them up to do so.
Go to next clip in the timeline and rinse/repeat
This should let you scale all your clips up to the correct size without having to re-cut or re-add transitions.