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  • and apple compressor experts out there?

     Julie Hill updated 14 years ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Julie Hill

    September 15, 2006 at 5:24 am

    I’ll make this quick and easy… have a 16:9 project that I want to encode to an mp4… when I export it from FCP as “current settings” (DV NTSC anamorphic) then bring it into compressor, it never encodes to that aspect ratio! Instead it squishes it which looks rediculous. I went into some of the settings in compressor and made something anamorphic or 16:9 on a second attempt and it still was squished. what gives? I want it to be widescreen on the web!

  • Tom Brooks

    September 23, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Your source is 720×480 anamorphic. For web, you’ll need 853×480 with square pixels. That conversion makes it look correct on computer monitor.

    Duplicate one of the MPEG-4 settings and modify it. Go to Geometry tab. Set frame size to custom. Set Contrain to Display Aspect to 16:9. Set Pixel Aspect to Square. Move back up and set height to 480. You’ll end up with 853×480 size in the setting. Apply this to your source and go.

    Final Cut Studio, FCP 5.1.1, After Effects 6.5 Pro, Quicktime 7, G5 Quad 2.5, Kona-LHe V3, 4.5 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7800-GT, G-RAID 1TB FW800.

  • Julie Hill

    September 23, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    Wow!!! thanks!!! 🙂

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