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Freddie Hill
Resizing!
on Jul 18, 2011 at 9:06:55 pm

Hello.
Wondering if anyone could help on a quick basic resizing question please.
I have 1080 HD footage with black bars that I want to get rid of. I also want to decrease the resolution of the HD footage (the final res will still be in a 16:9 aspect ratio)

Should I stretch the black bars off the HD footage first and then change res or do it the other way round and take the bars off the final downsized clips?

Or am I just being stupid and it'll make no difference which way round I do it?


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Resizing!
on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:06:10 pm

How is it that you have black bars?
Did you bring into the edit full res 1080 footage?

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Freddie Hill
Re: Resizing!
on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:10:19 am

Yes, they are music videos from the web that i'm re editing. All Vevo videos have black bars above and below them, not sure why though.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Resizing!
on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:54:39 am

When I view video on the site - there are no black bars.

At any rate. Convert the clips to prores using something like mpeg stream clip.
In FCP, make a SD sequence, like dv50 anamorphic.
Drop your prores 1080 clip in there, adjust.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Freddie Hill
Re: Resizing!
on Jul 19, 2011 at 6:37:20 pm

Ok, thankyou for the help on this issue Chris! I'm going to do what you said to my clips and adjust them at 1080p.
I'm not sure if I explained myself right. I'm sorry!
Vevo has all their videos with black bars and i'm not sure why.

It's definitely bars because when I download these 'top 40' music videos:
this:






and this:






the second one doesn't have bars and the first does.
Do you know why this is/why they would do that to their footage? I've read about people doing that sort of thing to give a more 'film' look.
With the black bars being placed on on my original file, if I scale the first one's height will I get a distorted image?


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