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Andrew Griffiths
16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:11:49 pm

I have exported a movie (HD 1080) from FCPX but when I drag it into iDVD it plays out at 4:3. I've tried changing the scaling in Quicktime7 but iDVD still plus it at 4:3. I've searched everywhere I can find on the Internet but I can't find the answer. Can anyone help please?

Andrew Griffiths


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:23:36 pm

Replying to my own post (!) I should have added that I've tried Anamorphicizer and myDVDedit but neither worked. I use a Mac with OSX 10.7.2 (Lion).

Andrew


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:36:16 pm

Does iDVD know that you want to make a Widescreen DVD?
I expect iDVD can do 16x9, but I'm not certain. DVDSP definitely can.

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


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:44:30 pm

Dave

Thanks for your reply. I've successfully made a 16:9 DVDs using iDVD in the past after exporting from FCE so I guess the answer is yes.

I've also made a 16:9 DVD in iDVD from FCPX (from a movie exported from FCPX) - that was just before Christmas, but every time I try it now, iDVD insists on playing it in 4:3. I'm still stumped.

Andrew


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:09:32 pm

It sounds like some iDVD settings got changed from 16x9 to 4x3. I'd double-check that project.

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


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 6:42:53 pm

Thanks Dave - I've checked the settings in iDVD and they are definitely set for 16:9

Andrew


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 16, 2012 at 8:08:18 pm

Okay, here's a final thought. Since I don't use iDVD, I'll be out of answers after this.

Is it possible that your source video is 1440x1080, which is indeed 4x3? What if you export a new piece of source video at 1920x1080?

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


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Michael Gissing
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:21:11 am

There is also an FCPX techniques forum that might be worth posting this in as many here are not conversant with FCPX or iDVD for that matter.

http://forums.creativecow.net/fcpxtechnique


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 8:15:43 pm

Michael - many thanks, will do.

Andrew


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 8:15:25 pm

Dave

Many thanks - appreciate your suggestions. I should have mentioned that my video is HD which as I understand it is automatically 16:9.

Andrew


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 8:47:38 pm

If you shot in HDV, the video has a horizontal dimension of 1440, and a vertical resolution of 1080. If you do the arithmetic on such footage, selecting the lowest common denominator of 360, you will see that it's 4 units wide and 3 units high.

Since I don't mess with iDVD, I didn't know if such a thing would affect the application.

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


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 9:06:58 pm

Dave

If I open the movie in QuickTime 7 and open the properties, the the video track it reports the size of the video as 1920 x 1080. As I understand it, that means it is 16:9 - is that right?

Andrew


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 9:26:29 pm

Well, maybe. QT has a habit of showing you what the H&V resolution WOULD BE for the movie it's displaying, regardless of the actual resolution. I'd double-check it something else. Got FCP 7? What does it say? Got After Effects? What does it say?

This whole idea of mine may be totally irrelevant, anyway. You may have a perfectly good 1920x1080 file. iDVD might work just fine with 1440x1080 video, something else in the application is causing it to make it 4x3, and I wouldn't know because I don't use it. That's what I get for using DVDSP, I guess.

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


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Andrew Griffiths
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:25:18 pm

Dave

Many thanks - you've helped me towards the solution!

I think I've finally cracked it. I double checked the properties of the project in FCPX and found that the video properties were set to 1404 x 1080. I changed them to 1920 x 1080. I've exported a small segment and dragged it into iDVD whereupon it now plays in 16:9 - at last!

The annoying thing is the way QT7 reported the earlier videos I'd exported as being 1920 x 1080 - which they clearly weren't even though QT7 played them in 16:9!

I think I was a victim of the FCPX feature which offers to set the video properties automatically on the first clip. From now on I won't use that!

Thanks for your help.

Andrew


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Dave LaRonde
Re: 16:9 movies from FCPX showing as 4:3 in iDVD
on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:31:17 pm

Glad you found the fix!

Well, it doesn't hurt to use that feature if you're dealing with video that is not your own. Now you know what to do: apparently iDVD likes its video to have square pixels.

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


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