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Old October 12th, 2004, 12:27 PM   #1
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XL2 widescreen playback

Can anyone help?

When I shoot in 16:9 24p 2:3 and watch the footage on a TV, it isn't in widescreen. How come?

Also, I have premiere pro 6. I can't figure a way to edit with 24p. Should I just pony up and get an Apple? Or does premiere 6 work with 24p? If so, how. Thanks.

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Old October 12th, 2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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16:9 recording requires a widescreen 16:9 monitor for proper playback. Failing that, you'll need a 4:3 monitor that is switchable to 16:9 (by adding a letterbox matte; most pro JVC, Sony and Panasonic broadcast-quality production monitors have this option).

Regarding the AP6 question, you'll want to post that in our "The World Premiere" forum.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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When you shoot in 16:9 you're shooting at a wider than 4:3 ratio. So, when you watch it on a 4:3 TV the TV sqeezes it together to display it in 4:3

To solve this, in editing.. simply keep the image size relative, and lower the width... into a 4:3 composition.

Render it out in a 4:3 comp.. it will be letterboxed.. and then on the TV you will have your widescreen image.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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You could also just burn to DVD. When played back on a 4:3 TV the DVD player will provide the letterbox.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 07:53 PM   #5
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Thanks,

I got it working through premiere...sort of. But you guys cut off about 10 hours of fretting while searching in the wrong direction. Thanks,

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Old October 13th, 2004, 01:33 AM   #6
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I have an older Sony monitor that does not seem to have the capability of doing 16:9 . Is there perchance a convertor or sumthing ?

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Old October 13th, 2004, 02:34 AM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Raymond Schlogel : I have an older Sony monitor that does not seem to have the capability of doing 16:9 . Is there perchance a convertor or sumthing ?

- Ray -->>>

I have no idea how it's done, but my 9 inch Sony monitor has had the overscan switch adapted to show 16:9. I picked it up second hand so I don't know any more than that, except that there is an additional non-standard switch on the back panel that alternates the overscan between 4:3 and 16:9. Find a friendly techy guy - good luck!

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