I'd be interested in knowing why you need this aspect ratio/ picture resolution. Custom display?
At any rate, it is going to cause all kinds of havoc inside FCP.-- The reason why we have 720x480 as a basic format in DV is because it is an even expression within hexadecimal processing. When you start introducing all kinds of uneven operands, the computations go crazy. Don't bother trying to send it to COLOR, for example. That isn't going to work.
Where are you reading this 850x524? In quicktime? If so, recommend bringing the footage into FCP -- a temporary project will do -- then looking at the horizontal & vertical resolution in the FCP Browser.
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The original video is an h264 .mov which I brought into After Effects. Before I brought into after effects it was in perfect HD quality and looked like it was 1280x720. However, when I brought it into after effects it gave me that aspect ratio and blurred the video massively.
I then brought it into Final cut and it looked alright but had big black bars on the side. Unfortunately I've left work now, and can't remember what aspect ratio it said in Final cut...
Does this make any sense?
Also is there a way to check a video's aspect ratio in quicktime before I bring it into editing software? That's probably a really stupid question, but I tried to find it in quicktime and couldn't.