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Old June 28th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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2:35.1 aspect ratio

How do I achieve the above aspect ratio(motion picture format) using FCP 5.1? I search the forum for 2:35.1 but none.

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Old June 28th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Nathan,

There are various plugins that will matte the image to give it the 2:35.1 aspect ratio. Keep in mind, that this is a matte, so your sequence will still be (I assume) 16:9. Did you shoot in 16:9? If so, then I believe this is how you will achieve your desired aspect ratio. I'm not really sure if you would set up you sequence to the 2:35.1 ratio, perhaps others will chime in too.

I use Nattress plugs (I believe it's called 'widescreen').

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Old June 29th, 2007, 02:15 AM   #3
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Yeah, there's a plug-in that comes with FCP that'll do the matte for you. Just check under the effects tab, it's called widescreen, and you can select from a wide variety of aspect ratios.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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I found it from the Effect tab. Thanks for the help.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #5
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Might be an obvious question but what is this doing to the 16:9 image? Is it squashing it slightly or increasing the bars and 'writing' over your footage?
If I recall, somebody on here (Brian Luce perahaps?) shot with this in mind and attached hair lines to his viewfinder/LCD so he kept within the new ratio frame.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #6
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It's just putting black bars over your image, covering the upper and lower parts of your footage.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #7
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It's just putting black bars over your image, covering the upper and lower parts of your footage.
Cheers Chris - then I guess you would have to plan for this when shooting footage. I thought about trying this ratio on some recent theatre projects but I'd end up slicing off the foreheads of school children which seems a little wrong.

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 12:53 AM   #8
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It is a lens thing, meaning you film your project in 2:35.1 with a lens that will do so. You will still have a 16:9 image that will look cropped if you use filters.
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