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Steve Stokes
fcp - 3:2 - 4:3 ???
on Oct 16, 2009 at 8:33:33 pm

Hi,

I have a question regarding the 3:2 - 4:3 aspect ratios. I log and capture my videos and they default to the 3:2 aspect ratio. When I render my videos for TV or web they are at the appropriate 4:3 ratio, but the text is squashed to the new aspect ratio.

How do I over come this? FCP won't let me log and capture my video at 4:3 if it is DV. And when I change my sequence settings to 4:3 after logging and capturing, the video needs to be rendered in order to be previewed in editing -- which is a huge hassle if the video is long.

Please, please, please, help me. This is my second attempt.

- Steve


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Dave LaRonde
Re: fcp - 3:2 - 4:3 ???
on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:32:23 pm

Some clarification for you:
DV is 720x480, and if you count the pixels and do the arithmetic you'll see that's a 3:2 ratio.

However, because the pixels aren't totally square -- they're kinda tall & skinny -- the screen aspect ratio of DV turns out to be 4:3.

It happens all the time in TV.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Steve Stokes
Re: fcp - 3:2 - 4:3 ???
on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:25:57 pm

I see, but how do I keep my text from being squashed in FCP?


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Rafael Amador
Re: fcp - 3:2 - 4:3 ???
on Oct 17, 2009 at 3:32:33 am

As Dave points, in SD NTSC you have 720x480 and 720x486 frames.
The first is 3/2, the second is not.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Rafael Amador
Re: fcp - 3:2 - 4:3 ???
on Oct 17, 2009 at 4:24:26 pm

[Steve Stokes] "hen I render my videos for TV or web they are at the appropriate 4:3 ratio, but the text is squashed to the new aspect ratio. "
With which size and kind of pixels do you export?
Rafael


http://www.nagavideo.com


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C David Miller
Re: fcp - 3:2 - 4:3 ???
on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:45:25 pm

Maybe this will help some?

http://www.lafcpug.org/Tutorials/basic_motion_bad_text.html

C. David Miller

CN8/Comcast Network Television

Central Pennsylvania Region

1050 East King Street

York, PA 17403

717-451-0138



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