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Old November 20th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #1
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Anamorphic goes 4:3

I'm editing a documentary shot in 16:9. Whenever I export a sequence to QT (to burn to DVD), it appears squeezed, in 4:3. How can I fix this? Many thanks.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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Quicktime doesn't understand anamorphic 'flags'. If you are exporting 720X480 video for Quicktime, you'll need to change the horizontal dimension to 853 pixels.

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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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This is one of the most often asked questions.

Basically, you are fine-- 16:9 DV anamorphic footage is really nothing more than just 4:3 footage.

It is on playback that a widescreen TV will stretch it out to appear correctly.

[If you were to export that footage back to tape and hook it up to a widescreen set--it will look correct--and on a 4:3 set--it will look squeezed]

When you author your DVD, you have to flag your movie as 16:9 anamorphic.

When your dvd player is hooked up to a widescreen set--the dvd player
does nothing but pass on the footage to your set.

When it is connected to a 4:3 set, the DVD player will automatically letterbox[squish down] your footage for proper display.
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