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Russ Carlin
footage 4:3 when i'd like 16:9
on Jun 28, 2012 at 9:52:28 am

Hi!

I shot a corporate event last weekend for dvd so i shot in SD 720x576 25fps 50i. I then converted the footage to apple prores 422 and imported it to FCP.

The problem i have is when i place it on the timeline it looks fine, but then when i play it i get a prompt asking if i would like the sequence setting to match the clip. If i say yes it seems to be crushed into 4:3 (squashed and thin) and if i say no, it warns me about loss of frames.

As far as i can see i've set up the sequence to match the clip. I have anamorphic ticked, is this correct?

I'm wanting it to be 16:9.

I shot on a JVC gyhm790.

Thanks for your help in advance!

Carrrrrrr Carrrrrrrrrrrrr


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Rafael Amador
Re: footage 4:3 when i'd like 16:9
on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:07:00 pm

But did you shot 4x3 or 16x9?
I do not cat you. I don't know if you shot 4x3 or if FC is misinterpreting the aspect.
If you shot 16x9, your footage needs to be checked as Anamorphic (Browser) and will fit in the 16x9 sequence.
If you shot 4x3, or you make a "pillarboxed" movie (Black at both sides), or your footage will be cropped (top and bottom) to fill the whole 16x9 frame.
rafael

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Ben Holmes
Re: footage 4:3 when i'd like 16:9
on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:52:27 pm

You need to check the anamorphic flag for the footage as well - in the browser window. If you scroll across all the columns available there you will find one call 'anamorphic' which you can tick. To save time, drag the column across to the name so you can browse it easier.

Ben

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Russ Carlin
Re: footage 4:3 when i'd like 16:9
on Jun 30, 2012 at 11:38:30 am

Cheers guys, will check this tomorrow when im back!

I shot 16:9. The footage is squash in FCP (subject thin and squashed in)

Cheers!

Carrrrrrr Carrrrrrrrrrrrr


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