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Old March 6th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Self-Contained Movie (16:9) becomes 4:3....

Hi all,

Im using a H1 (HDV) and editing on a SD anamorphic timeline as I have added some Polecam SD shots. I followed the method here and it worked great!

The sequence settings was the exact same as mentioned in the article. However, when I exported a self-contained QT movie, the movie file was squashed to 4:3 when playbacked in Quicktime. Om using FCP 5.1.4.

Is there any way I can go about solving this problem without purchasing additional software? I have Compressor but not sure of which settings to have.

The video will be first playbacked through the computer to a projector and presented to an audience.

I greatly appreciate any advice.


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Old March 6th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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That's normal, anamorphic means: stretched out. Open the video in quicktime press the apple+j for your properties. select presentation and in the "conform aperture" drop down menu you have some options for displaying the video in 16:9, if it is an anamorphic video. You can save it so that it opens like this next time.
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