Okay, so I’m faced with a problem we occasionally run into these days as video professionals. I have a client who has raw video in a both a 4:3 aspect ratio and 16:9. Obviously not an ideal situation, but it can be an opportunity to be creative.
There’s only a little video in 4:3, so the easy route would simple be to stretch it to fit the 16:9 screen. In this particular situation, it will probably look fine, but I rather think of it as an opportunity to be creative with my editing. There could be a really cool way to solve the problem, but I won’t know until I start playing with it.
I’m not saying to discount the easiest technique to solve the problem… just don’t jump to it and stop there. Keep your creative mind working.