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Old February 15th, 2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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Doing widescreen Squeeze mode

When i capture my video shot in "squeeze" wide mode from my single chip jvc, it works fine if i capture it as widescreen. But when i export it it squishes it and after effects doesnt recognise it.

ANyone have any ideas on this?

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Old February 16th, 2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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You don't mention which NLE you're using. But the behavior you describe sounds correct (although I don't know about the After Effects question). If you flag the clip as anamorphic 16:9 then your NLE should display it properly on the screen as you edit, but if you export then it won't look right unless you're using a widescreen monitor. Such is the nature of anamorphic video.

If you need to view on a regular 4:3 monitor you'll need to make a separate letterboxed version. Or another possibility is to burn to DVD and let the DVD player automatically provide letterboxing. If you're exporting for use on a computer monitor using something like Quicktime then you need to either letterbox as 4:3 or create a custom frame size in the correct proportion (eg: 854x480) for a square-pixel monitor.
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