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Albert Aguilera
FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 22, 2012 at 11:05:41 pm

Im working w several different SD videos. I am placing these SD 4x3 videos into 1080p timelines. Its a prores 422 timeline.

My sequence settings are as follows:
1920x1080
HDTV 1080i (16x9)
Pixel Aspect Ratio 1440x1080

When I place the SD 4x3 videos into the timeline is asks if I want to set the timeline to the video and I say no. I get the pillar boxes and thats fine. I get a 4x3 SD video inside a 1080 16x9 box.

When I go to export I leave it as sequence settings and the final product is squeezed.

Any ideas?

Thanks

-Albert


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Bret Williams
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 22, 2012 at 11:35:17 pm

Why isn't your pixel aspect square? There's your problem.


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Albert Aguilera
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 22, 2012 at 11:56:36 pm

When I make the pixel aspect square my QT comes out 4x3 pinched and not 16x9 pinched. Im looking for the 4x3 image to remain 4x3 within a 16x9 box

-Albert


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Rafael Amador
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 3:10:45 am

I agree with Bret.
You need a 1920x1080 SQ pixel sequence.
Make sure that the SD stuff shows the proper settings on the Browser.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Bret Williams
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 5:38:07 am

True. Everything has to line up. What are the specs of the SD video? 720x480 DV or 720x486? In either case they wouldn't be square pixels as SD isn't square pixel.


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Albert Aguilera
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 5:39:59 am

640x480 are the dimensions.

Ive been creating dif combo of test files. This is a nightmare.

-Albert


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Alexander Kallas
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 9:51:04 am

[Albert Aguilera] "Im working w several different SD videos. I am placing these SD 4x3 videos into 1080p timelines. Its a prores 422 timeline."

I'll ask the obvious question, why are you trying to do this, it won't improve the quality, rather it will degrade it.

Cheers
Alexander


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Rafael Amador
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 10:42:50 am

[Albert Aguilera] "640x480 are the dimensions."
Then make sure that in the Browser has Squared pixels.
When you drop that on a 1920x1080 SQ pixels sequence you will get the picture pillar-boxed but keeping the original 4x3 aspect.
Make sure nothing is checked as Anamorphic.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Albert Aguilera
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 4:19:59 pm

The solution by Rafael has worked!

Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the help.

-Albert


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Albert Aguilera
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 4:12:11 pm

Im doing this bc the client wants to put a 4x3 video in a 16x9 box. They dont care about the pillar box. Ya Im not trying to make SD footage HD.

-Albert


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Albert Aguilera
Re: FCP 7 squeezes videos on export
on May 23, 2012 at 4:42:42 pm

One other thing i saw was that my timeline was set to DVCpro and that made a 4:3 export regardless of the dimensions of the timeline. When I made it prores it worked the way it was suppose too.

The "distort" too was also set to 68.75 instead of 33

-Albert


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