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Austin Street
Convert NTSC Letterbox to NTSC anamorphic
on Dec 17, 2011 at 3:06:37 pm

I accidentally shot some NTSC footage with a letterbox instead of anamorphic like I meant to. Is there any way to remove the black bars and export the video as NTSC anamorphic without stretching or distorting the image?


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Rafael Amador
Re: Convert NTSC Letterbox to NTSC anamorphic
on Dec 17, 2011 at 4:23:42 pm

[Austin Street] "I accidentally shot some NTSC footage with a letterbox instead of anamorphic like I meant to. Is there any way to remove the black bars and export the video as NTSC anamorphic without stretching or distorting the image?"
Blowing the picture up.
Of course, you will lose the sides of the frame.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Bouke Vahl
Re: Convert NTSC Letterbox to NTSC anamorphic
on Dec 18, 2011 at 1:07:41 pm

Oi Rafael, bad form, drink more coffee...

Of course blowing it up is the only solution, but you only blow it up vertically to fill out the frame. So there will be no loss of framing!
(This is the nature of anamorphic, use the entire frame to fit in a 16:9 image)
But there will be loss of quality since 1/3 of the original image was black, and has to be filled in with added pixels...

Bouke

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Rafael Amador
Re: Convert NTSC Letterbox to NTSC anamorphic
on Dec 18, 2011 at 3:34:05 pm

[Bouke Vahl] "Oi Rafael, bad form, drink more coffee...

Of course blowing it up is the only solution, but you only blow it up vertically to fill out the frame. So there will be no loss of framing!"

You are very right about the cropping and about the coffee :-)
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Austin Street
Re: Convert NTSC Letterbox to NTSC anamorphic
on Dec 18, 2011 at 3:35:12 pm

Thanks for the help! I had actually tried blowing it up, I was willing to sacrifice the quality, but I had forgotten to change the sequence settings to anamorphic. Rookie mistake.


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