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Andrew Griffiths16:9 movies from FCPX playing in 4:3 in iDVD
by on Jan 17, 2012 at 8:51:17 pm

I have exported a movie (HD 1080) from FCPX but when I drag it into iDVD it plays out at 4:3. I've tried changing the scaling in Quicktime7 but iDVD still plays it at 4:3.

I've checked the settings in iDVD and they are definitely set for 16:9. I've tried Anamorphicizer and myDVDedit but neither worked. I use a Mac with OSX 10.7.2 (Lion).

I've searched everywhere I can find on the Internet but I can't find the answer. Can anyone help please?

Andrew


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Tom WolskyRe: 16:9 movies from FCPX playing in 4:3 in iDVD
by on Jan 17, 2012 at 9:20:03 pm

Please give the exact specs of the exported media file.

All the best,

Tom

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Andrew GriffithsRe: 16:9 movies from FCPX playing in 4:3 in iDVD
by on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:14:08 pm

Tom

Thanks for your reply.

I think I've finally cracked it. I double checked the properties of the project in FCPX and found that the video properties were set to 1404 x 1080. I changed them to 1920 x 1080. I've exported a small segment and dragged it into iDVD whereupon it now plays in 16:9 - at last!

The annoying thing is that QT7 reported the earlier videos I'd exported as being 1920 x 1080 - which they clearly weren't!

I think I was a victim of the FCPX feature which offers to set the video properties automatically on the first clip. From now on I won't use that!

Andrew


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Jack NiedenthalRe: 16:9 movies from FCPX playing in 4:3 in iDVD
by on Jan 17, 2012 at 9:46:01 pm

I have had the exact same problem and then gave up on iDVD, would be curious to see if there is a solution.

Jack Niedenthal
Microwave Films of the Marshall Islands
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iMac i7 using Lion 10.7.x, HPX 170 using only one 64GB card
I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific, YOU are my only resource.


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Andrew GriffithsRe: 16:9 movies from FCPX playing in 4:3 in iDVD
by on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:19:56 pm

Jack

I hope the solution I've finally found works for you!

Andrew


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Simon UbsdellRe: 16:9 movies from FCPX playing in 4:3 in iDVD
by on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:13:18 pm

Have you tried using the Share/DVD option to make a DVD directly from inside FCPX? It might not help but it's possibly worth a try.

Simon Ubsdell
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