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Old February 14th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Viewer/Canvass Aspect Ratio question???

Hi,
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have a question for those that are you using FCP. Im editing a project and something weird happened and I don't know if I may of caused by pressing a button by accident or my program is having a problem.
I am working on a project filmed with a Canon 5D MarkII camera. I compressed the videos to Sony XDcam 1080 30P. The settings for my seq. are set the same way. I brought my footage into the browser and I started working. As I am viewing the footage in the Viewer and/or Canvas it was in 16:9 aspect ratio. Im working and working and focused I went to review some of my edits. As Im looking at my canvass I notice that the footage is being displayed in 4:3 aspect ratio. Same thing in the Viewer. The bars are on the side as opposed to the top.
So what I did was set and in and out point on 3 to 4 clips and rendered it as a QKtime movie and it plays as a 16:9. Is there a way I can change the aspect ratio in the Viewer and Canvas?
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Old February 14th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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First, try selecting Window > Arrange > Standard and see if that resets your layout/canvas size. If that's not it, then your timeline is matching another format from before.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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Hey David,
thanks so much that was a quick fix.

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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:56 AM   #4
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No problem, Tom. I have no idea where I picked that little trick up. I do that though every time I change my timeline format.
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