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David Beazley
Black Bars in FCP 7 but still have control over image?
on Oct 23, 2013 at 8:55:31 pm

Hi, Im looking to create 2.35 black bars on my 16.9 film. When I do this in Video Filters / Matte / Widescreen it creates the bars, but I lose control of the image.

I want to be able to move the image underneath the black bars so I can choose which bit of it is shown and not just have FCP crop the top and bottom bits.

I'm pretty sure I saw a way of doing this somewhere, but I can't find it now.

Is this possible, and does anyone know how?

Thanks so much.
Dave.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Black Bars in FCP 7 but still have control over image?
on Oct 23, 2013 at 9:06:40 pm

Make your bars manually on another video track above the actual video. Then you can independently adjust everything and even keyframe changes, like pan-and-scan type moves.


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Nick Meyers
Re: Black Bars in FCP 7 but still have control over image?
on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:48:05 am

i generally drop the 2.35 mask onto a white clip,
export a frame,
then use that as a guide to make up a mask in Photoshop.

another approach is to lay 2 lots of slug onto tracks above your video, then move them into place.
still, i prefer to use the 2.35 as a guide
if you then un-enable one of the underlying clips, you can do an "Export Using Quicktime Conversion" from the that point in the timeline,
export as a still image, TIFF, and you can then use that TIFF file as a single track mask in FCP


nick


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