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Brian Brandt
aspect ratio problem
on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:21:56 pm

I have been working on a widescreen file taken from a PAL DVD. I am using the Nattress Converter to bring convert it from PAL to NTSC.

The original PAL file is 1280x720, 30fps.

It has to be brought into an NTSC timeline for the conversion. None of the presets fits the PAL specs so I finally settled on:
Frame size HD: (960X720) 16:9
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD (960x720)
The file looks fine in the viewer, but has some black space left & right.

However, when I export it always come out squashed horizontally. I've tried some similar HD presets (none of the NTSC seem to come close) and always the same result.

What am I doing wrong?


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Shane Ross
Re: aspect ratio problem
on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:29:15 pm

[Brian Brandt] "
The original PAL file is 1280x720, 30fps."

That isn't PAL. PAL runs at 25fps. If the file is 30fps, that already is NTSC.

And you are using anamorphic 720p settings...960x720...instead of full raster settings...1280x720. Why? What version of FCP are you using?

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