Using 4:3 material in a 16:9 project? at

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 1st, 2005, 09:51 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 842
Using 4:3 material in a 16:9 project?

Ok, I seem to be missing something here. I am an idiot, so it's not that surprising.

I've got a 16:9 project that I'm working on. I have some 4:3 old material that I want to use in the project a bit. When I import the footage and put it on the timeline (FCP) it's pillarboxed. Ok, this is to be expected.

However, I would have assume that the scale of the 4:3 image would have been less than 100%. The 16:9 frame is still 720 across, right? As is the 4:3 image. So shouldn't the 4:3 image fill the 16:9 frame when at 100% and have the top and bottom cut off?

I know I'm just missing something stupid here and it's probably got to do with the 16:9 frame being an anamorphic 720x480 but I just can't seem to get my head around it.

I guess the bottom line question is: is it possible to have a 4:3 clip fill the 16:9 frame without losing resolution?

Bryan McCullough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2005, 08:22 PM   #2
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,624
As it so happens I just posted a technique for dealing with 4:3 material in anamorphic 16:9 sequences. See the following:
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply

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

(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

(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 11:48 AM.

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