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  • 16/9 image squeezed

  • Jacques Dedoire

    February 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Hi everybody,

    I have just finished a documentary which was edited on Adobe Premiere Pro on a PC. By the end of the project, my editors have exported a master in .avi full resolution. The footage was shot in HDV (then downconv. into DV) and 16/9

    That master plays on VLC with black stripes on the left and right-hand side and the image appears to be squeezed. It should be played and fill in the whole screen of my 16/9 macbook screen.

    I have imported the project into final cut in order to put english subtitles to it and now I am facing this problem when wanting to export it. I am wondering if there is a way for me to stretch this image so that it has the right 16/9 dimensions.

    I should also mention that when it is imported into FC, it is in 16/9 (without the horizintal black stripes)

    Your thoughts?

  • Samuel Hall

    February 18, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    First, export it to a Quicktime movie. Then open in Quicktime.

    Choose Window > Show Movie Properties.
    In the Properties window, click Video Track in the Name column.
    Click the Visual Settings button.
    Deselect the checkbox for Preserve Aspect Ratio.
    Change the Scaled Size: 
For NTSC, enter 853 x 480. 
For PAL, enter 1024 x 576.
    
Now the movie should be displayed at a 16:9 aspect ratio.
    Choose File > Save to save the movie.

    Samuel Hall
    DP/Editor/VFX/Music
    http://www.therevision.net

  • Jacques Dedoire

    February 19, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Thanks a lot for your help guys.
    Everything worked out fine with your instructions.

    Now next question: my file is 17,6 GB. I’m planning on using roxio to make it fit unto a DVD. But I got no clue whether or not that’s going to bring me any satisfactory results.
    What should I do to get a good quality DVD?

  • Samuel Hall

    February 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Use Compressor to compress it for DVD and create the DVD with DVD Studio Pro.

    Samuel Hall
    DP/Editor/VFX/Music
    http://www.therevision.net

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