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gary graham
scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:46:57 am

help a newb


To cut a long story short does anyone have a solution/tutorial
on how to scale 90 mins video footage recorded in 4.3 and scale it all to 16.9
using final cut pro.

thanks in advance.


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Shane Ross
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 8, 2013 at 5:12:29 am

4:3 SD to 16:9 HD? Or 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD?

Shane
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gary graham
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 8, 2013 at 5:43:40 am

as long as i can get the footage into 16.9 i would be happy.

the footage i have was recorded in 4.3 SD on a canon xl1s video camera.

if i could scale it to 16.9 SD that would be ideal to tie in with other footage recorded in 16.9 SD on other cameras.


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Shane Ross
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:14:03 pm

Double click on a clip to load it into the Viewer. Click on the MOTION tab, increase the scale by 33% to make it fill the screen, then adjust the position so that you see the area of focus you want. Repeat for all the footage. OR, if you want the framing to be the same for all, once you adjust the first on, copy and then PASTE ATTRIBUTES to all the rest.

Then render.

Shane
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Dave LaRonde
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:15:02 pm

I doubt you'd be able to use a magic bullet approach.

First, you have to scale the video to fit from one side to another. This cuts off the top & bottom of the image.

Depending on how your shots are framed, you'll probably want to play with the vertical position. You may even want to animate the vberticaql position. When you start talking about doing that, Motion is a far better candidate than FCP for this job.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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gary graham
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 9, 2013 at 4:58:46 am

can the footage all filmed on a static camera with a tripod be converted to 16.9
by using the wireframe in FCP


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Mark Suszko
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 9, 2013 at 2:05:20 pm

That's kind of a sloppy way to do it but yes.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 9, 2013 at 2:09:43 pm

I'm not sure if this question means that you have already shot off a monitor or if you're pondering the possibility of doing so.

If you haven't done that yet, don't. The resulting image quality will have all the appeal of a certain brown, sticky and repulsive-smelling substance left behind by the dog.

Short of accepting the fact that everything would appear wide & fat, there isn't any good no-brainer method of converting 4x3 into 16x9 other than the ones already discussed.... especially if the subject(s) in the shots are at the edges.

You have to make choices. You have to decide which portions of the 4x3 image get eliminated to fill a 16x9 hole.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mark Suszko
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 9, 2013 at 7:17:52 pm

Dave, I think he means the footage is one shot that doesn't change or zoom, so he can apply one global change to the resolution and cropping and be done in a single step.


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gary graham
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 9, 2013 at 7:21:39 pm

yeah thats what i meant all the footage was on a tripod in a static position without excessive zooming panning etc.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: scale 4.3 to 16.9 final cut pro
on Oct 9, 2013 at 9:23:08 pm

Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding. Follow Shane's advice. You may have to tweak the vertical position to get the proper headroom on important subjects.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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