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Old December 16th, 2005, 09:44 AM   #1
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delivering master for network, 16:9 to 4:3 master


We just finished a piece that was acquired by a smaller network (satelite only) They want the piece delivered in 4:3 aspect. We shot the piece in HDV 16:9 and edited it with Premiere Pro, 1080 60i 16:9 using the Cineform Apsect AD intermediery. (By the way, Cineform makes it really easy, great product.) After we finished, we sold the piece and found out they wanted it in 4:3 aspect.

In order to change the aspect We opened a new project in Premiere Pro, picking 1080i 4:3 aspect and then imported the project into this new format. After that, we adjusted a few portions where our framing was outside of the area. This is very easy in Premiere.

My question is: The Network has requested the piece to be delivered NTSC Beta or Digabeta, 4:3
After some communicating with the director of program acquisitions, she said they would also take it 1080i in a 4:3 aspect. Can I export my timeline back to my Z1U in 1080i 4:3. I am unsure whether the camera supports that format.

Otherwise, I will need to export the 4:3 master to a DigiBeta deck, via analog outputs from a video card.

Can anyone that has dealt with this issue make some suggestions?

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Last edited by Garius Hill; December 16th, 2005 at 09:45 AM. Reason: small mistakes
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Old December 16th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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I don't know if this helps, but without doing any editing you could export the 1080i HDV material back to the camera and put it on tape. You could then enable i.Link Downconversion and choose the edge crop mode on the Z1. That would send standard definition 4:3 DV out of the firewire port when you play back the tape. That could then be re-captured as 4:3 DV on another deck/camera or computer.
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