- March 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm
Just wondering if coverting a 16×9 digital file to 4×3 letterbox with Quicktime or another transcoding program has any perils involved – especially regarding mastering it to tape (Final Cut.) Is this an accepted industry practice nowadays?
- March 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Kona card works but the easy way to do it in FCP is just in the motion tab. Double-click your footage and in the distort panel under aspect ratio type in -33. You don’t really lose any quality.
- March 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm
Thanks. That’s what I had in mind and it came out fine. It looks good on tape as well (Digi and BetaSP.) Mostly, I wanted to know if anyone has had problems doing this so I know what to look out for – Flickering, Pixelation, etc.
- March 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm
[Mike Alexander] ” Mostly, I wanted to know if anyone has had problems doing this so I know what to look out for – Flickering, Pixelation, etc.”
I’ve never had problems. Technically you aren’t losing any pixels / resolution. All you would be doing is an uncompressed render if you are working in 10 bit. (No render in 8)
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