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Rob Gutermuth
mixing 1440 with 1920
on Jun 29, 2015 at 1:54:16 pm

Hi All,

So I have a few multi cam shoots where 2 of the cameras are HD 1920x1080i and 2 are HDV 1440x1080i

what is the best way to go, so that they are all the same in the timeline?

Option 1:

choose a 1920x1080 sequence which is native to 2 cameras, but the other 2 would have to be zoomed to like 137 percent or something to conform

Option 2:

Choose a 1440x1080 sequence, native to the HDV frame size, and then the aspect settings for the 1920 footage has to change to allow them to conform....

I'm using option 2 right now, since that seems to look better than option 1, but is there a good option 3?

Thanks all

Rob Gutermuth
Media Creations


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Mark Suszko
Re: mixing 1440 with 1920
on Jun 29, 2015 at 4:02:20 pm

Yes, buy cameras that match next time:-) But your choice of option 2 is what most people do.


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Rob Gutermuth
Re: mixing 1440 with 1920
on Jun 29, 2015 at 4:37:15 pm

Buy cameras that match.... lol. Yeah, that would be the best solution... but my money tree isn't giving me anything lately :-)

I just read on here that 1440x1080i HDV is really 1920 anyways... True or not... some say yes, some say no... so, which is it?

The seq didn't have to re-render when I used Prores as the codec for the sequence (native clips, etc) - but the export takes 10x longer, and the file size is of course a lot bigger... and also it choose Square for the pixels.... HDV didn't use that... does that matter?

I guess my question is...

would it be better to use the native 1440x1080i 60 HDV settings for the sequence, which matches perfectly with the main 2 cameras, and then force render the other 2, to I guess down convert from prores 1920x1080i 60

or, just have the HDV footage in a prores sequence... what should all the setting be then, if I do that?

not that it matters, but all cameras are set to NDF. My end result will be DVD mostly.

Thanks

Rob Gutermuth
Media Creations


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Michael Gissing
Re: mixing 1440 with 1920
on Jun 30, 2015 at 4:56:56 am

My advice is to chose option one. 1920 x 1080 is a proper frame standard and when you drop HDV 1440 in FCP automatically applies a 33.3% distort (not zoom).

A 1440 x 1080 timeline means the 1920 gets squished and then on output everything stretched. Option one is correct and will require the least rendering.


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Daryl K Davis
Re: mixing 1440 with 1920
on Jun 30, 2015 at 3:12:42 pm

Yes, go full raster 1920 x 1080. You will not regret it.

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