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Derrick Begin September 17th, 2002 09:39 AM

* * 16:9 Frame * *
This is a question regarding the 16:9 distortion.

I am hoping someone out there will do me a solid regarding this.

I have shot footage in frame mode 16:9 on the XL1S. I have decided to use Premiere to edit, althought if in functionality, Avid Xpress is better, I will edit there.

Here is the question: How do I get the 16:9 image, un-disorted, and letterboxed? Mainly, undistorted. The intended project must have a good output for televison and will be projected.

Rob Lohman posted something on this and I was wondering what you might state to solve my dilemma.

Thanks in advance...



Adam Lawrence September 17th, 2002 09:54 AM


make a composition for 720x480.

then import your 16x9 footage, and scale it uniformally untill
the width of the footage is 720. This will uniformally scale the footage to
fit 4:3 aspect for output and create black bars on top and bottom of the video.

Derrick Begin September 17th, 2002 10:01 AM

<- - - - - _REDONE_

I'll import and get it done later...

Thank you for your help.



Rob Lohman September 18th, 2002 04:38 AM

It is very easy. Do a 4:3 project and import the footage. Now
when it is on the timeline you can right-click the footage, go down
to Video Options and select Maintain Aspect Ratio. Your footage
will now be letterboxed. Easy and no need to scale the footage
yourself (chance of being a little off).

By the way, this also works the other way around. When you
have a 16:9 project and import 4:3 footage it will stretch it by
default. If you choose Maintain Aspect Ratio it will letterbox it
vertically (ie, black bars on the side).

Derrick Begin September 18th, 2002 09:30 AM

<- - Rob

Excellent! Thanks to you and all...

The Experimental Short is looking EXCELLENT!

Your help is noted and appreciated very much.


Derrick Begin September 19th, 2002 07:17 AM

Hey, I did the above and it worked out great... With one exception...

When it letterboxed, the black bars are black, however, there is a green band too. It is very dark and is in the bars. It looks like a layer of somesort. Have any of you experienced this? Does it output like this? What is the solution?

Thank you!


Rob Lohman September 20th, 2002 06:28 AM

I haven't noticed any green bars myself. But then again I haven't
used that feature much yet. Can you post a still somewhere? Or
e-mail me a jpeg? You can send it to visuar@iname.com

Derrick Begin September 24th, 2002 08:29 AM

<- - - Rob

Discovered what the green lines where. If you turn the brightness on your monitor up too high, you get the green lines. The black of the monitor active matrix doesn't match the active matrix of the used pixels of Premiere or anthing else for that matter.

No problems...

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