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  • Posted by Jian on April 2, 2005 at 10:56 am

    My short film was short on a XL-2, in 16×9 aspect ratio.

    When I digitized them into the computer, the setting was DV PAL (720×576) and the Anamorphic 16:9 box was checked.

    Is this the right setting? Suppose I have the same sequence settings?

    When I watch my masters/source tapes playback on tv, the picture is squeezed to 4:3. How do I make sure that the final output on to DV is not squeezed?



    Jerry Hofmann replied 19 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Jerry Hofmann

    April 2, 2005 at 12:50 pm

    After you’ve edited the anamorphic footage, create a new sequence that isn’t anamorphic, and simply drag the 16:9 sequence to it. Render it. Then it will become letterboxed on a 4:3 set playing back from tape.

    If you create a DVD with this footage you don’t have to do this however, just turn on the 16:9 setting in Compressor or DVD SP 3, select whether or not you want it letterboxed or “pan and scanned”, and automatically it will be letterboxed on a TV set that’s 4:3, and will also fill the screen on a 16:9 set.


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