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Brendan Pyatt
Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
on Jun 3, 2009 at 6:57:45 pm

Hi,
Sorry for my ignorance!
I have a sequence in FCP that is 720x480 anamorphic. I want to output a video so I can send it to the client over the web.
Using compressor I have chosen h.264 as the codec and in geometry tab picked 720x480 and PAR as NTSC CCIR601/DV (16:9).
However when I view the output in quicktime its 4:3 not 16:9. I have tried the various 'conform aperture' settings in QT but it wont display anamorphic. The movie properties window shows format H.264,720x480 (853x480). Doesn't that mean that it is 16:9 (853x480 is 16:9)?

If you could help / explain what is going that would be great!

Thanks.


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Ed Dooley
Re: Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
on Jun 3, 2009 at 7:56:24 pm

Pick an H.264 Download preset you like, duplicate it and change the size to 854x480.
Ed



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Brendan Pyatt
Re: Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:28:16 pm

thanks!



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Gayle Kakac
Re: Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
on Feb 21, 2010 at 6:16:13 am

I am having the same problem. I may a video with a 1440x1080i camera and would like to put a small file on the web. I thought H264 was for high quality low size web movies but it was squished. I have tried 15 different settings. I'm using compressor, but have tried QT and QT conversion. The closest I have to a small file is 150MB, but that is still way to big. What settings should I use in the compressor or QT that can keep my dimensions but lower my file size.
Thanks for your advice!
GK



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Craig Seeman
Re: Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
on Feb 21, 2010 at 1:27:45 pm

[Gayle Kakac] "The closest I have to a small file is 150MB"
If it's a 2 hour feature or documentary, that's a small size.

[Gayle Kakac] ". I have tried 15 different settings."
The number doesn't what they settings where. They were probably all wrong for your description. Read the sticky at the top of the forum and provide information so someone can help.




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Gayle Kakac
Re: Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:51:12 am

It's a 2-3 minute clip that was 150 mb, so that's just too huge. I tried many, a few of which were Webcast in Compressor for a 360?x240 or whatever. I tried the h264 our of compressor with its normal settings, but both of those ended up 4x3.
I tried QT and QT conversion, under low, med and high quality and square pixels, with many different size outputs including...

H264 in 854x480 (read this post but wasn't sure what it was suggested in, FC QT, QT conversion or Compressor, needed a few more details.
FCP movie 640x360
QT h264 with anamorphic box check to preserve letterbox
DV stream
QT Conversion, fit to letterbox
FCP 480x360
QT 637x358
I tried many other ways but threw the files away so I don't remember.

I just want to make a small web file so I'm not particular, just low size and decent quality. My source is 1440x1080i.
Thanks for the help,
Gayle




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