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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Quick Time problem

I have produced a short video in the 16:9 format and am trying to output it to a Quick Time movie file for web use. Each time I render the file it dispays it in the 4:3 format. I have rendered the file at least 8 times this evening using various settings.

Premiere Pro CS3, Output 500 x280, H264 codec, 44,000 16Bit Stereo, Pixel Aspect set to Pal Widescreen 16:9 also tried the 720 x 576 aspect in the hope it would stretch out, but so far no luck.

Any ideas anyone - I have to deliver the job on Thursday 28th August
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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try exporting as a quicktime pal anamorphic then use compressor to resize and encode
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #3
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Thank you Pete, will give it a go.

I have managed to output the movie as a FLV file and this keeps the 16:9 format, but the clients wants a QT file.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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If you are exporting from FCP, make sure you go into "options" and check the "size". It might be set to 640x480 or something. Just a thought (though you have probably checked this already).
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Old August 28th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #5
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I have tried most permutations without much luck. I am using Premierre CS3
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #6
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I have produced a short video in the 16:9 format and am trying to output it to a Quick Time movie file for web use. Each time I render the file it dispays it in the 4:3 format. I have rendered the file at least 8 times this evening using various settings.

Premiere Pro CS3, Output 500 x280, H264 codec, 44,000 16Bit Stereo, Pixel Aspect set to Pal Widescreen 16:9 also tried the 720 x 576 aspect in the hope it would stretch out, but so far no luck.

Any ideas anyone - I have to deliver the job on Thursday 28th August
720x576 doesn't sound wide at all. You probably know that 16:9 anamorphic video is actually 4:3 and stretched out to 16:9 during play back. You have to type in a 16:9 resolution! Try 864x480 or 853x480, or even 864x486 I'm not sure which for your case, but it really doesn't matter since you have such little time, it will still look right!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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Thank you, I have tried most of the settings. When I view the video in QT Player it just appears as a 4:3 frame in a 16:9 screen i.e. squashed up. If I output the same video to a FLV Flash file it all looks OK. I am beginning to suspect it is the player at fault (QT 7 Pro)

I have told the client the video will take another couple of days, he is OK with that.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #8
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Just as a final note. I altered the settings within QuickTime Pro 7 player (Window > Show Movie Properties - Video Track - Visual Settings) I used the 853x480 setting as suggested by Aric and saved them (when you close the movie you are prompeted to save the settings). The file now plays in the 16:9 format.

I am sure that I should be able to render the file in the correct format from within the Adobe Media encoder, but for this project I have found a sollution.

Thank you all for your help.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #9
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Right, you can do that too, and be sure to check high quality playback there as well (right below where you type in the ratio). I have found that 99% of people are seeing my .h264 in unbelievably low quality, because they would have had to manually set the actual QT preferences to high quality.
Lastly check de-interlace (in the same place) and see if it makes your video look better or worse. I didn't catch whether or not your video was already progressive...
Sorry, one more thing: make sure your video is at the beginning when you save or it may open up wherever you were watching last, for everyone else!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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Thanks for those tips, especially the last one. I did woder why the video always kicked off in the middle, I just assumed it was cached and picked up again from where I left off.
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