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Brendan Hayward
Exporting 960x720 Timeline to Video
on Dec 2, 2009 at 10:14:36 pm

Hi, I've been struggling to output an HVX200 shot video file (960x720) into a different resolution: 480x320 letterboxed. I not only don't know how to do that, I don't know how to get the file to look normal, without stretching. I've outputed from what feels like every possible way with the H264 compression.

I realize this has something to do with the square vs HD pixel issue. My questions is:

How do I output a correctly sized, letterboxed quicktime video from a 960x720 timeline?

brendan


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Bret Williams
Re: Exporting 960x720 Timeline to Video
on Dec 2, 2009 at 11:41:26 pm

Drop your HD sequence into a SD sequence and it will letterbox itself. Render that, and then exort via compressor or QT conversion to 320x240.


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Bret Williams
Re: Exporting 960x720 Timeline to Video
on Dec 2, 2009 at 11:44:16 pm

Oops, you said 480x320. What's with that? That is neither 4:3 or 16:9.


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Brendan Hayward
Re: Exporting 960x720 Timeline to Video
on Dec 2, 2009 at 11:49:47 pm

Hi Bret, thanks for your response. Its a weird format I know. I just want it to be that way for a particular website. 480x320. Is it possible?

brendan


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Brendan Hayward
Re: Exporting 960x720 Timeline to Video
on Dec 3, 2009 at 2:01:16 am

I tried it. It didn't work. The image won't fit a square pixel frame like NTSC. It is stretched vertically. I need a different method.


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Paulo Jan
Re: Exporting 960x720 Timeline to Video
on Dec 3, 2009 at 3:52:52 pm

Since 480x320 isn't a standard resolution, you'll have to crop it while exporting. Compressor has the option to add a crop filter while exporting, but you might find it easier to use MPEG Streamclip. Just feed it the original Quicktime, select your resolution and select the "crop" option, and decide how much you're going to crop from the sides.

How much to crop? Well, let's see: the HVX-200 footage is 16:9 or 1.777, while 480x320 is 1.5. Therefore, a movie with 320px height and 16:9 aspect ratio should have 568px of width. You want 480px of width instead, so... well, now you know how much you should crop.



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