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Todd
XL1, black bars on right and left?
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on Aug 9, 2007 at 9:18:09 pm

Hi,

I have a used XL1. For some reason I'm not getting a full 720x480 resolution. There are black bars on both the right and left sides. Is this a camera problem or is there a workaround or am I just doing something wrong? For now I actually stretched out just the horizontal to fit in AE but I'm losing quality that way.

Thanks,

Todd


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Alexander
Re: XL1, black bars on right and left?
on Aug 12, 2007 at 11:27:00 am

.[Todd] " For now I actually stretched out just the horizontal to fit in AE but I'm losing quality that way.
"

Don't, you are distorting the picture. Leave it as is.
The black bars are in the overscan area and won't show on a TV.
You are getting full 480x720 res. this is how the Canon DV cameras do it, they
ignore the overscan area.

Cheers
Alexander


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Todd
Re: XL1, black bars on right and left?
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on Aug 13, 2007 at 12:32:19 am

Thanks! Yeah, I knew I was distorting it, but besides the output to DVD I also have my videos on the web so that overscan shows up. I'm just gonna mask the web videos.

Thanks!

Todd


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Alexander
Re: XL1, black bars on right and left?
on Aug 13, 2007 at 7:45:26 am

Use Compressor to crop out that overscan and encode for web at the same time, no masking necessary.

Cheers
Alexander


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