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Can Red 3GL make a clean letterboxed version of anamorphically squeezed material?
on Apr 28, 2005 at 6:55:30 am

I'm about to go to my film lab for the transfer of some super 16mm stuff from my new short film. I have the option of getting a letterboxed version, or an anamorphically squeezed version.
Apparently the reason some people choose letterboxed over anamorphic for super 16mm transfers is that unsqueezing the material to a letterboxed version is a task many NLEs, including FCP, do poorly. Apparently you end up with artifacts and some other weird issues.
I have been told that After Effects does a pretty flawless letterboxed version from anamorphicly squeezed material though I have no experience with this myself.
I don't own AE to test this out, but I do have Red 3GL. Is this something Red can do and do as well as AE?
Thanks ahead of time for any help!


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