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Old September 30th, 2002, 03:20 PM   #1
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Capturing frames

I have attempted to capture a frame (Adobe Premier 6.0) as a bmp. When I double click on the resuting file in Premier it looks perfect. However, when I look at it in any outside photo editor (Paintbursh, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) it is "squished".

I'm catpturing the movie with .9 which was suggested to me earlier.

I figure I'm taking 30 pictures a second so I can find the perfect facial expression on someone and print it out as a photo but, alas, the "squished" look makes everyone look chubby. Bummer.

Does anyone else have any ideas?
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Old October 1st, 2002, 07:37 AM   #2
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What camera are you using? Is it recording is 16:9? Or do you
have premiere running in 16:9 mode? That might explain
squashing. Are you doing NTSC or PAL?
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Old October 1st, 2002, 08:54 AM   #3
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Could you just "un-squish" the frame in photoshop?
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Old October 1st, 2002, 09:32 AM   #4
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I'm using an XL1 capturing in frame mode 4:3. When I look at the properties of the resulting bmp it is 720x480.
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I think you need to tell the viewing/printing program that the
pixel aspect it 0.9... I think it defaults to 1.0
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Old October 2nd, 2002, 09:32 AM   #6
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Rob...good idea but I could not find anywhere in Photoshop (the light version) to do that. Nor in any other pic editors I have. None of the Help on any of the editors had any info on it.
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In Photoshop LE, you can simply resize the picture. After opening the picture, go to Image - Image Size. In this box, UNCHECK the Constrain Proportions box and then change either the width or height of the picture.

For example, Vegas Video produces a 654x480 picture. I just resize to 640x480 to get the proper proportions.
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Old October 2nd, 2002, 11:53 AM   #8
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You can try it. 720x480 then needs to be 648x480
(720 x 0.9 = 648). Good luck.
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Old October 4th, 2002, 02:12 PM   #9
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That did it Rob! Many thanks. Now I can start printing these out and framing them. Super!
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