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  • How to convert 4:3 video to ful frame 16:9

  • Ismet Arnautalic

    December 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    It is so complicated for me to find the best way to convert 4:3 to ful frame 16:9

    I have program on DVCAM PAL 4:3
    I need to deliver BETA SP PAL ful frame 16:9

    I have Kona 3
    FCP 7
    PAL DVCAM player
    PAL Beta SP Recorder

  • AJA Sales Department

    December 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    The AJA KONA 3 can perform SD to SD aspect ratio conversions. The following options are offered:

    Letterbox: this transforms SD anamorphic material to a letterboxed image.

    H Crop: will produce a horizontally stretched effect on the image; transforms anamorphic SD to full frame SD.

    Pillarbox: will produce an image in the center of the screen with black borders on the left and right sides and an anamorphized image in the center.

    V Crop: will transform SD letterbox material to an anamorphic image.

    If you have questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact AJA Technical Support via phone or email between 9am and 5pm PST.

    AJA Video Systems
    +1 (530) 274-2048 Intl.
    (800) 251-4224 US
    [email protected]

  • Ismet Arnautalic

    December 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Dear AJA
    Thank you for advice.
    I try everything but without any success.
    I need to convert 4:3 SD video from DVCAM PAL to BETA SP ful frame 16:9
    I have DVCAM with SDI in/out and KONA 3.

    My first question is: Is it possible to convert SD video from 4:3 to SD 16:9 without loosing part of pictures on top and bottom.

    On AJA control panel conversion SD to SD with Letterbox, H crop, Pillarbox,V crop working but just with test patterns. VIDEO OUTPUT IS TEST PATTERN. (Test pattern changing shape in coordination with Letterbox, H crop, Pillarbox,V crop)
    When I change it to INPUT PASSTHROUGH nothing is happening with video. Video is all time 4:3 even I changes options on SD to SD.


  • AJA Sales Department

    December 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Please contact AJA Technical Support for assistance with configuring your SD to SD conversion.

    AJA Video Systems
    +1 (530) 274-2048 Intl.
    (800) 251-4224 US
    [email protected]

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