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Zevie Tannenbaum
Adding Subtitles to 16:9 (1280X720 HD) Video using Letterbox?
on Dec 9, 2012 at 11:03:49 pm

How can I letterbox my video without loosing quality and having the subtitles on the letterbox? Thanks!


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Adding Subtitles to 16:9 (1280X720 HD) Video using Letterbox?
on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:35:27 pm

crop.
Edit in a 1080 sequence.
Edit in a 720x480 Widescreen SD sequence.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Zevie Tannenbaum
Re: Adding Subtitles to 16:9 (1280X720 HD) Video using Letterbox?
on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:06:21 pm

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by, "Edit in a 720x480 Widescreen SD sequence."

If I edit in 1080 sequence and crop, I won't loose quality, but I'll cut part of the video which I need...


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Adding Subtitles to 16:9 (1280X720 HD) Video using Letterbox?
on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:13:30 pm

If you have a 1080 sequence and put a 720 video in there, you'll have plenty of room and black around the edges. Scale up the 720p some and have letterbox, you won't detect the tiny, tiny quality hit from doing this.

We use 720p footage in 1080 edits a fare bit and no loss for wear.
Just my .2 cents worth.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Nick Meyers
Re: Adding Subtitles to 16:9 (1280X720 HD) Video using Letterbox?
on Dec 11, 2012 at 7:44:37 am

"If I edit in 1080 sequence and crop, I won't loose quality, but I'll cut part of the video which I need..."

there's your dilemma.

if you want to CROP your image DOWN to 1920x1080, while maintaining original quality
your mastering format will be some impossible frame size,
some sort of HD 4/3

it's not impossible of course: you can make any frame size you want in FCP,
but you ant get any RT at all, render city.

so maybe lock off with subs,
tun the subs off, export,
re-import and put in your mew-fnaglerd frame0size sequence
and add the subs back in

what's it for?


nick


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