What is the Proper Frame Size to Create Graphics for this System?

If you are working in Photoshop CS or later, you can use the built-in templates for non-square pixels. These documents will import cleanly and at the native size.

If you choose to work with square pixels, Vegas can stretch images internally, so it is not mandatory to compensate for pixel aspect ratio at the still image creation stage. If you load the image into Vegas, choose event pan/crop> match output aspect (see following graphic). Vegas will stretch the image using high quality internal scaling algo-rithms—you will usually notice little if any distortion due to stretching. Additionally, using this method, you will not have to resize your still images if you are rendering to multiple formats with different pixel aspect ratios.

Of course there may be times when using a pixel aspect correct source file is desirable—for instance when creating masks that will be used along with video footage, or when ultra-high quality is desired.

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