A quick Question on Anamorphic Convertion at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 9th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 423
A quick Question on Anamorphic Convertion

I am editing on FCE 2.0 and have put a piece together that was imported in an anamorphic timeline. I'd like to export it as 4x3 letterbox. I know that there is the aspect ratio control under the motion controls, I was just wondering if anybody knew the right correction number off the top of their head to turn 4x3 anamorphic into 4x3 letterbox at 16x9? If there's a better way to do it I'm open to that too...

Thanks,
Kevin

*edit*

I found the answer to my own question. The answer is -34. But I thought that I'd share the process that enabled me to find out that number.

On V1 I had the material that I wanted to convert to letterbox. I added about 10 seconds of a slug to V2. I then applied the letterbox filter to the slug, and changed the bars to white. Then I applied a luma key filter to the slug line and keyed set to "key out darker". This gave me a translucent line right where the borders of the footage should be to have the correct aspect ratio. Then it was as simple as selecting V1 and using the aspect ratio correction feature under the motion control.

I hope this helps out someone else...

Thanks again,
Kevin
__________________
"... the drama is on your doorstep..." - John Grierson
www.grvideo.net

Last edited by Kevin Randolph; February 9th, 2007 at 12:05 PM.
Kevin Randolph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 645
good job Kevin, however, for accuracy's sake, and for future reference, the aspect ratio distotion should be -33 .. close enough tho!
cheers
Andy
Andy Mees is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:19 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network