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sarah harvey
FCP Print to video HDV printing 4x3 not 16x9
on Jun 4, 2010 at 6:09:22 pm

Hi all,
I'm trying to lay off an HDV sequence 1440X1080, 1080i, 29.97 to an HDV mini dv tape. The deck is sony hvr 1500. After much futzing around I got my deck and fcp to get along and see each other. The deck reads that it is an hdv tape and records the playback but the output is somehow cropping the footage to 4x3. On my fcp playback it is playing out on my monitor 16x9.
Anyone know where the crop is happening? Is there a Sony deck setting I'm not aware of or is there a setting in fcp to ensure that it outputs 16x9? As far as I can tell, the sequence is playing correctly.
My a/v device specs are:
Playback output: digital cinema desktop preview main/mirror ondesktop
audio: default
Different output for edit to tape/print to video checked
video: hdv1440x1080 60i
audio hdv
device control: hdv basic

thanks so much in advance,
sarah


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Phil Balsdon
Re: FCP Print to video HDV printing 4x3 not 16x9
on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:56:31 pm

Is what you are seeing cropped to 4.3 or is it squeezed to 4.3?

All HD / HDV is 16.9. True HD 16.9 is either 1920x1080 or 1280x720.

1440x1080 becomes 16.9 by stretching the 1440 pixels from square to rectangular to make the whole image the same width as square pixels would at 1920x1080. The replay deck for the format automatically replays the 16.9 aspect ratio.

If you are looking at 1440x1080 as square pixels (in Quicktime or similar) it will not appear to be 16.9.

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sarah harvey
Re: FCP Print to video HDV printing 4x3 not 16x9
on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:07:35 pm

it is cropped 4x3, so the L and R edges of 16x9 are cut off.


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