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Old December 20th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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cropping 4:3 into 16:9

I recently finished shooting a stage production with different cameras including an XL2 and an XL1. In the past when I used the XL1 in 16:9, the image was rediculously soft, so I left it in 4:3 and I'm just wondering what the best way to make it 16:9 is.
I taped bars onto the monitor so the operator kept the image in the center of the screen, but what's the best way to make the captured footage usable in a 16:9 project? I'm using FCP5, and I did notice I can add the bars, but is there a setting somewhere that I can just tell FCP to get rid of the top and bottom of the image and just use it as an anamorphic clip like the ones from my XL2?
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Old December 20th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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Does this help?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=44700

or maybe this?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....4&postcount=12

or else this?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=18559
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Old December 20th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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yes, thanks
is there a way to do it without adding the clips to the sequence? The only reason Im wondering is because I need to add them to a multi-clip, so would using the methods mentioned and then exporting and reimporting the clips be the best way?
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Old December 20th, 2005, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yes, you can take each clip and change its motion properties and anamorphic checkbox. You could export and re-import if you wanted, but it wouldn't really be necessary.
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