editing a 4:3 SD video for display on a vertically mounted widescreen monitor?? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 7th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 161
editing a 4:3 SD video for display on a vertically mounted widescreen monitor??

What is the workflow for this in FCP??? My client needs their 4:3 SD trade show loop video to be resized for display on a vertical widescreen monitor at a seminar this week. I have some ideas about how tweak it (flip 90 degrees, etc) but I need an exact workflow from someone who has experience with this...I had the project completed today and they just told me they in fact needed the video to be presented in this fashion and need it by tomorrow!!!

They sent me a sample video that is 768X1024..I guess I need to set up a new project at those dimensions and then import the 4:3 720x480 and flip 90 degrees and stretch to fill horizontally?? It'll be letterboxed on top and bottom and video will just play horizontally thru the middle of the verticle screen...??? I'm just not sure if it's gonna work
PLEASE ADVISE!!

thanks,
~brendan
Brendan Donohue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,615
It will work but you'll have to make some big decisions on how the video ends up. If you rotate the finished 4:3 video and resize it proportionately, there will be a lot of letterboxing. There is only so much stretching you can get away with before the video gets odd looking. Especially if the video has people in it. See if the client has graphics or text to fill in the empty areas. Projects like this frequently get done in programs like After Effects and are played back out of computers not DVD players. Another option is to reedit the entire video on a 16:9 timeline and rotate/resize/crop/zoom everything to fit. Not something easy to consider in this timeframe.
__________________
William Hohauser - New York City
Edit/Camera/DCP production/Animation
William Hohauser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 161
this is a shot of the example video they sent me: 768x1024 H.264 vid. It is already at a vertical aspect ratio (see below). They made it sound like if I gave them a file exactly like this they can play it through their computer through the monitor and it will show up like that (the video card will force the monitor to display vertically?). they can set QT to loop the vid. this would forgo having to flip the video on its side and burn to a dvd so that it will show vertically i take it?? the place where the vid is being shown is in NYC and I'm in Nashville so I have no way of really knowing what the exact setup is...very frustrating. I already edited the vid to match this clip and it looks alright, just letterboxed on top and bottom, but they said that's ok..geez
Attached Thumbnails
editing a 4:3 SD video for display on a vertically mounted widescreen monitor??-picture-1.png  
Brendan Donohue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,615
They are right. You can go into FCP and make a custom sized sequence which will never play on standard video equipment. As long as they are sure that their computer and monitor are setup to play a file of these dimensions then give them what they ask for.

I once was asked to make the strangest size file for an electronic awning that wrapped around a building. It was compromised of three screens of different rectangular dimensions but their dimensions where such that, on paper, they fit together and made a larger rectangle. I was asked to make a file to fill this larger rectangle. Each smaller rectangle got a different set of video images that all had the same running time. The single file was split by a computer and sent to the different screens while the file played back.
__________________
William Hohauser - New York City
Edit/Camera/DCP production/Animation
William Hohauser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 161
Whoa, that sounds crazy William...that's the thing, I'm just hoping the AV guys at the facility have it under control...I'm sure they do, I wasn't really able to interface with them directly, I've been going through my client and the details on this aspect have been meager at best, but I set up and output my sequence at the said dimensions that the people in NY specified so I figure it's all good...it's like dealing with a middle man

I'm figuring that the video card they have supports a vertical display and they'll just play the QT file full screen and enable looping...In a perfect world the video and images would have all been SHOT in portrait mode and I could have edited as such...but I was just dealing with the material I was given..it was a very last minute project to begin with...should work out hopefully!
Brendan Donohue is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:11 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network