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Old July 9th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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How to Letterbox 16:9 footage?

I'm shooting native 16:9 footage on my XL2, and want to broadcast it on 4:3 screens. What's the easiest way to handle this with FCP so that this 16:9 footage is letterboxed? Thanks.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #2
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If you burn it to an anamorphic DVD then the user's DVD player would automatically letterbox. But if you want to create a letterboxed version in FCP that's very simple too. Just create a new 4:3 sequence (or create a 16:9 sequence, then go to its settings and un-check the anamorphic box. Now drop your 16:9 clips into that 4:3 sequence. You're all set; FCP will automatically letterbox. If you've already edited a 16:9 sequence then you could drop it into a 4:3 sequence and you've have two versions.

It will require rendering however.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #3
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Boyd: Once again...thanks for always helping
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