Compressing XL2 16:9 footage in FCP.... 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 January 23rd, 2005, 12:58 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Stamford, CT United States
Posts: 212
Compressing XL2 16:9 footage in FCP....

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes....

I've shot footage with the XL2 in 16:9 aspect ratio. I can bring it into FCP just fine but whenever I try to export it via Compressor for web distribution, I get a 4:3 movie with black bars on the top and bottom. I can't seem to figure out how to export it so that it just displays the 16:9 image. When I set the export option to Anamorphic, I get a 16:9 file but I still have the black bars and it looks like its shot in Panavision, except that the images are then stretched.

How can I export a plain 16:9 movie? Thanks.

Matt
Matthew Cherry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2005, 01:57 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Albania
Posts: 27
Matthew,

You are the lucky one, at least you figured out how to use the Compressor. I couldn't which is why I'm using the QT engine.

I use the QuickTime conversion, custom size and specify the number of pixels appropriate to 16:9 (say, 320:180).

As far as quality of formats are concerned, a friend of mine had posted results of his tests here (just in case).

http://www.davidglover.org/QuickTime.htm

Best
__________________
nle
Valery Karyakin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Worked for Me

Thanks Valery,

I would imagine with FCP 5 there's got to be some way to do this that I just have not figured out yet, but in the mean time your suggestion worked great just setting the custom size to 16:9 ratios. Thanks.
  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...

Adorama
(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

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

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

VideoGuys
(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

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

 



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network