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Old January 29th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #1
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Ok -- I shot an independent film on a Canon GL1, I used the 16:9 GL1 option (it stretches the height). I accidentally imported the film in 4:3 ratio to Final Cut Express HD. By the time I noticed my mistake, I had imported the entire film. I changed the easy setup to 16:3, hoping it would change the format and it did. When I'm editing, the viewer and canvas show the film in widescreen format. But when I export the file to QuickTime, the film is back to its 4:3 format. Does anyone know if I can change the stretched 4:3 to 16:9 with out having to re-import the film from the camera and DV tapes?
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #2
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Carlos, do a search of this forum for 16:9 it's explained better than I can do right now.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #3
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But when I export the file to QuickTime, the film is back to its 4:3 format. Does anyone know if I can change the stretched 4:3 to 16:9 with out having to re-import the film from the camera and DV tapes?
Carlos,

This the correct format. All DV is 720x480 whether it's 16:9 or 4:3. If you are delivering the end product as a DVD, then you set the aspect ratio in your DVD authoring program.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #4
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Carlos,

This the correct format. All DV is 720x480 whether it's 16:9 or 4:3. If you are delivering the end product as a DVD, then you set the aspect ratio in your DVD authoring program.

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