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Old March 24th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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Unsquishing 16:9 Still Image

Greetings, I shot a music video with the FX1 and am currently trying to export stills to post on the web. I exported as a PNG from FCP but the image is "squished". Did I do something wrong or do I need to just take it into photoshop to get the proper format displayed? And how would one do this?
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Old March 25th, 2006, 12:47 AM   #2
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that's actually what I did the other day... I thought you could mess with the still export but on further inspection, I see that it doesn't seem that you can.

Also, no image sequence import... hmm...
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Old March 25th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #3
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If you export stills they will be anamorphic at 1440x1080. Using Photoshop you need to resize them to anything which fits the 16:9 proportion. 1920x1080, 1440x810 and 1280x720 are a few of the possibilities...
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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Create a true 1920x1080, square pixel timeline (not an HDV 1440x1080 anamorphic one).

Drag the anamorphic 1440x1080 clips to this timeline.

Export stills from this timeline, they should be truly 1920x1080.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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Interesting idea. I haven't tried this with FCP5, but earlier versions of FCP were not as good at scaling images as the standard bicubic interpolation in Photoshop. Would be interesting to compare both methods.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #6
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FCP5 has greatly improved scaling over previous versions, though it's true, Photoshop would have much better tools for this job.

However, in FCP. this method would work adequately.
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