I took some clips with my JVC Hard Disk Drive Everio (SD). It produces mpg files. When I play this files with ffplay, I got this output:
Input #0, mpeg, from '05-1F-JVC.mpg':
Duration: 00:00:01.88, start: 0.239456, bitrate: 10074 kb/s
Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x576 [PAR 16:15 DAR 4:3], 9200 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 90k tbn, 50 tbc
Stream #0.1[0x80]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 384 kb/s
[mpeg2video @ 0x8477c30]warning: first frame is no keyframe
In fact it is 16:9, playing it e.g. with vlc shows the right aspect ratio.
In kdenlive I checked out different project settins (like DV/DVD Widescreen PAL). But dragging one clip into the timeline shows 4:3 output in the project monitor.
I created a new project profile and played around with DAR and PAR. Finaly I got some good results with size 720x576, PAR 40:37 and DAR 16:9. With this settings the project monitor showed up some kind of full screen 16:9 material.
But rendering it (I checked out nearly every possibility, not only PAL 16:9 VOB) again produced the wrong aspect ratio (black bars on both sides).
I do not want to do another resampling (for example with avidemux) because of quality reasons. There should be another solution to do the whole job in kdenlive. but how to do so?
If sb would like to check it out with one of my camera clips - feel free: http://rapidshare.com/files/383886111/05-1F-JVC.mpg.html