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Old January 23rd, 2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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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.

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Old January 23rd, 2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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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

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Old June 18th, 2005, 07:40 PM   #3
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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.
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