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Old December 7th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #1
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16:9 to 4:3 in FCP

I normally work with 16:9 but I have project which 4:3 would be better. How do I change the viewer and canvas to 4:3?

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Old December 7th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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dont u have to click right on the sequence( not in the timeline but in the log bin) and choose settings???
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Old December 7th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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Just make sure 'Anamorphic' is unchecked in the browser.
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I generally will make a new sequence (right-click/ctrl-click in the clips browser) and set that as a 4x3 sequence, then nest the 16x9 sequence in that, scaling the footage to fit the new aspect, then use keyframes and moving the clips in the canvas to Pan & Scan them to work with the new framing.

I also use this method to letter box my 4x3 footage so I can reframe my eyelines onto the top third line of the frame after the edit is done.
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