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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Quicktime 16/9. How?

Hi,
I wonder if it is possible to play a 16/9 mov file on quicktime at it's correct aspect ratio.
Whatever I try it plays distorted. Same with the Leopard's player.
I have tried using FLV, it plays ok aspect ratio wise, but it is playing interrupted on my Macbook Pro 2,4 17 inch 4G Ram 7200rpm HDD.
Any help is welcome,
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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #2
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After you open the movie in quicktime player pro select "Show Movie Properties" click the "Presentation" tab and then checkmark "Conform Aperture to:"

If the default "clean" setting doesn't work then try the others.

The movie should pop into 16x9 and you can resave it so that the next time it will open properly in quicktime player.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #3
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As usual, strait to the point.
Thank you very much Tim.
I'll buy the pro version soon.
Good luck,
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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #4
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Or you can force it out of FCP by exporting as 853x480 but this will cause you issues if you want to play it out to tape so best to stick with standard 720x480 and have the aspect ratio changed in QuickTime Player as Tim says.

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Old October 1st, 2008, 04:59 AM   #5
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Hi,
I wonder if it is possible to play a 16/9 mov file on quicktime at it's correct aspect ratio.
Whatever I try it plays distorted. Same with the Leopard's player.
I have tried using FLV, it plays ok aspect ratio wise, but it is playing interrupted on my Macbook Pro 2,4 17 inch 4G Ram 7200rpm HDD.
Any help is welcome,
Eugen
Or click on apple J (open movie properties) and - video track - visual settings - untick preserve aspect ratio - enter 405 in the last pixel box:
should then read 720 x 405 which will give you back your 16:9 ratio (which you can then save).
I'd try Tim's suggestion first mind.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 07:27 AM   #6
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Or click on apple J (open movie properties) and - video track - visual settings - untick preserve aspect ratio - enter 405 in the last pixel box:
should then read 720 x 405 which will give you back your 16:9 ratio (which you can then save).
I'd recommend the other way round:

NTSC - was 720x480 - try 854x480 but that's not quite bang on.

NTSC 'trued up' - was 720x486 - try 864x486 but it's not as PC friendly.

PAL - was 720x576 - try 1024x576

That way, you are stretching horizontally, not losing resolution vertically. Which is how the display does it.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 08:25 AM   #7
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I'd recommend the other way round:

NTSC - was 720x480 - try 854x480 but that's not quite bang on.

NTSC 'trued up' - was 720x486 - try 864x486 but it's not as PC friendly.

PAL - was 720x576 - try 1024x576

That way, you are stretching horizontally, not losing resolution vertically. Which is how the display does it.
Interesting - thanks Matt - I'll give it a whirl. I presumed by extending the 720 horizontal up to a larger figure (1024) it would 'blow' it up too much and look a little soft and all the advice out in the ether suggested the vertical 'squash'.
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