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Old February 1st, 2008, 02:48 AM   #1
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title centering for 'pan and scan'[

quick question:
I edited a sequence in HDV with lots of subtitles etc. i would like the DVD to have both letterbox 16:9 and pan and scan options. BUT the subtitles are cut off in DVDSP pan/scan.
what is the best way to 'pan and scan' the HDV sequence to 4:3 with titles and video centered?
(i've tried a 4:3 time line in FCP, but can't seem to find sequence settings that don't either degrade the titles and video, or squish everything. i just want a 4:3 frame to scale and center things as needed...)
thanks!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:16 AM   #2
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you need to make sure your subtitles are 4:3 safe before you output.
you can use my guides generator to that effect, get it from http://homepage.mac.com/andymees

place it on an upper video track, turn on the 4:3 guides option in the controls
remember to disable or remove the guides before you output your final sequence
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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Andy, GREAT!
Thanks much. i wonder why something like this was not included in FCP?
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