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Faryar
How to disable Letterbox on 16:9 fooatge capture in 5.02
on Oct 25, 2005 at 11:46:14 pm


We are trying to capture fooatge that FCP sees as widescreen (embedded wide signal on DV tape) and thus it automatically
letterboxes it.
how can one disable this?

thanks
faryar


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Shane Ross
Re: How to disable Letterbox on 16:9 fooatge capture in 5.02
on Oct 26, 2005 at 12:17:25 am

This isn't FCP's fault. It is most likely the way the camera shoots 16x9. Some shoot native 16x9, and squeeze the image, also known as anamorphic. Others simply use the 4x3 frame, and letterbox the footage into a 16x9 ratio...while it looks 16x9, it is in actuality, 4x3.

But, it depends on the camera. What camera are we talking about here?


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Faryar
Re: How to disable Letterbox on 16:9 fooatge capture in 5.02
on Oct 26, 2005 at 3:31:32 am

Thanks but,

MySony DSR 2000 Stuio deck encoded the tape as 16:9 fooatge,(a menu option) so that when
FCP sees it through Firewire it thinks it needs to letterbox it.

What I was looking for is a feature that Imovie has in its preferances which disables the
letterboxing.


as it is my 4:3 footage is being squeezed and looks distorted.

any one has experience with this?
thanks

faryar



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Shane Ross
Re: How to disable Letterbox on 16:9 fooatge capture in 5.02
on Oct 26, 2005 at 6:05:03 am

Look in the Bin where that clip is stored....scroll to the right until you get to the ANAMORPHIC column. uncheck it.


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Faryar
Re: How to disable Letterbox on 16:9 fooatge capture in 5.02
on Oct 27, 2005 at 5:25:52 am

SHANE,
Many thanks,
most graetful.
faryar


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