I'm doing a reel for an actor who has both 4:3 TV work and a big 1.85:1 movie. He doesn't want pillarboxes on his 4:3 stuff.
So: is there any way to compress the 1.85:1 movie so I can set the display mode in my prefs to 4:3 and leave it there, screening the 1.85 w/ letterboxing? any idea where to go to set custom settings in DVDSP or Compressor? I guess I need the whole workflow, if anyone's got a second.
The guy's not the star of the movie, so using DVDSP's 4:3 pan and scan cuts him out of the picture for all intents.
There was an easy solution for him anyway - I nested the 1.85 movie in a 4:3 timeline, instead of pillarboxing all the 4:3 stuff in an HD - ish timeline. Little more time spent rendering, but it really was a "Duhhh" solution. I felt embarassed at how easily it was resolved.