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  • DVX 24 P Anamorphic to Letterbox help

  • Ashley James

    April 1, 2005 at 11:42 pm

    Help! Can someone give me a formula for letterboxing 16×9 footage to a 4×3 comp in After Effects, complete with interpolation, frame rate, etc. I am editing in Media 100i 7.5/After Effects 5.5 and I need to output a program shot with DVX 24P (NOT in the “Advanced mode) both squeeze and anamorphic so that a client can look at it on a regular tv. Much appreciated

  • Lisa Kruczek

    April 11, 2005 at 10:50 pm

    I just completed the 48hr Film Project in Philadelphia and had the same problem with our footage shot on a Canon XL2 at 24P. Editing in Final Cut the cut looks great. But when I went to do a 4:3 letterbox version it turned out with horrible artifacting, crunchiness in the detail, and pronounced stair stepping. I think it is from incorrect deinterlacing and then scaling 480 vertical lines down to the center 360 lines.

    I tried copy/pasting the Final Cut sequence into a non-anamorphic 4:3 sequence and I also tried it several times in After Effects. I tried the “Guess Pulldown” and the “Guess Advanced 24P” buttons under “Interpret Footage.” I also tried conform to 24 fps.

    After a weekend of litte sleep, I’m desperatre for help. I would really like to understand what I’m missing here because I think I have some grasp of the theory behind it.


    Luke Krill
    Senior Producer
    Haley Productions

  • hans van vliet

    April 12, 2005 at 4:24 am

    How has the footage been digitized? Did it come in as native, 24fps? or did it convert it over in the digitize to you NTSC or PAL setup? …


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