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Old October 26th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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Converting 16x9 to 4x3?

Hi everyone. Yesterday I accidently did some shooting in 16x9 on my GYHD100. I need the footage to be in 4x3. Even when I adjust the settings on my BRHD-50 deck, to cut-edges, everything still looks squished-up. Any ideas, or is it even possible, to make a proper conversion?
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Old October 26th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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Did you shoot HD or 16:9 anamorphic DV?
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Old October 26th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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You will probably have to perform a center crop in your editing software.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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There is one menu setting that can be confusing. I recall it's "Monitor Out" or something like that and it has to be set to "Output Format". I'm not in front of my HD50 at the moment. If that item is not set correctly, it will not downconvert on the analog component outs.

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Old October 27th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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I shot the video in 16x9 anamorphic DV. My "Monitor Select" is set to "Output Format". With my output set to 480i, side-cut, and I capture, my video is squished-up.

If it really comes down to it I guess I could always capture my avi's 16x9, put them into TMPGEnc and trim the edges to 4x3 per clip. Kinda like I did when converting some PAL movies to NTSC. I was just hoping for a simple solution.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #6
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Yeah, sounds like the best option as I don't think you can "downcovert" 16:9 DV to letterbox in the deck. It only works when you shoot in HDV mode.

In 16:9 NTSC DV, the image fills the 4:3 raster and then they assume the user will view it on a widescreen monitor or TV.

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Old October 31st, 2006, 03:09 PM   #7
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Yeah, sounds like the best option as I don't think you can "downcovert" 16:9 DV to letterbox in the deck. It only works when you shoot in HDV mode.

In 16:9 NTSC DV, the image fills the 4:3 raster and then they assume the user will view it on a widescreen monitor or TV.

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Matrox RT X100 tiene un plugin que convierte tu video rodado en 16:9 a 4:3. en premiere 2.0 Otra solución sera escalar el video con tu software. Pero pixelará.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:22 PM   #8
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HI

If your using Final Cut Pro its very easy!

You just drop it on a 4:3 timeline, zoom a little to fill the canvas and export it as 4:3. Job well done!

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Old November 1st, 2006, 01:26 PM   #9
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thati exacly what you do if you usin fcp
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