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Tom Smith
what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 7:40:19 am

There's no setting for this, closest is of course 1080 but it's a 4:3 ratio which would fit the 640x480 project setting.

I plan on AMA linking and transcoding of course. Currently it is in prores 422. it is VHS video captures from 480 up into 1440. Final deliverable; I'm sure the director would want it in HD so he could toss it on a Blu Ray. So yes it would be 4:3 frame in an HD raster size. The audience would be seeing pillar boxes.


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Shane Ross
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28:45 am

You mean 1440x1080..4:3.

Use a 1920x1080 setting that matches the frame rate...29.97 most likely.

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Tom Smith
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:34:09 am
Last Edited By Tom Smith on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:34:29 am

Nope its 1920x1440, as shown in the pic (File info out of Premiere) http://i.imgur.com/KHcWGUc.png


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Shane Ross
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:36:48 am

How did you end up with that? You did something wrong. 4:3 SD blown up to HD, and to retain the 4:3 dimensions, should be 1440x1080.

The closest setting Avid has to what you want is 1920x1080. Not sure how your footage will import that.

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Tom Smith
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:53:33 am

Well i didnt do anything, I was given the footage by the director. He captured it off VHS.

I mean sure you can get it to play back properly in Avid and not look distorted in the composer window, but exporting... Well anything I tried ends up squishing the footage and pillarboxing.

ANY tips you might have for me at this point I would love. I am more worried about the exporting portion of course.


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Tom Smith
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 9:05:58 am

Just FYI, I made a 1080 sequence and 1920x1080 raster and exported same as source and it exported correctly. Pillarboxes on the side. I am not sure why the director did this, but its something the actual editor will have to deal if it's a problem after the director makes his rough cut. He nor I have time to deal with it at this point. If it means re encoding and then relinking then so be it.


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Michael Phillips
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 12, 2013 at 1:56:45 pm

If the footage aspect ratio is truly 4:3, then it will have pillarbox. If the content is anamorphic, then a stretch will do the trick. In cases where the footage is 4:3 - usually you want to keep all the pixels when doing an HD uprez (or transfer from film) and then deal with it as pillarbox, or a pan & scan or tilt & scan in this scenario if you want to create full 16:9. If not, then it is pillarbox. MC only knows 16:9 in HD so if you want a 4:3 file at the end of the process, export 16:9 pillarbox and do a crop in an encoding application.


Michael


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Tom Smith
Re: what project setting should I use for 1920x1440 footage?
on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:32:41 am

thanks for tips :)


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