Re: Correcting Cinemascope Without Fully Stretching the Format by Jim Arco on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:31:17 pm
There is no way to "warp" the footage that will look correct.
Fitting 4:3 aspect ratio into 16:9 is done by centering the image in the frame and adding black bars to each side, or by scaling the image beyond the frame and cropping the top and bottom of the 4:3 to see the central part of the original image.
To fit 2:35.1 into 16:9 aspect, you could invert the strategy and add black bars to the top and bottom, or scale the image and crop off the sides.
Re: Correcting Cinemascope Without Fully Stretching the Format by Jim Arco on Oct 21, 2014 at 3:09:04 pm
Well, if distortion is acceptable....
Mesh warp is one way to do it. Set up a 2:35.1 comp with your footage, add mesh warp, then drag individual points on right and left side out to the edge of the frame. You may want to slightly spread them vertically to give a more spherical image.
You're almost tripling the width of your image, so you could also experiment combining mesh warp overlayed on top of an enlarged and blurred copy of your footage.