View Full Version : Exporting Widescreen HD as Standard HD?
FSU M. Video Productions
2008 January 16th, 12:39
So lets say I shot a project in HDV and I think it looks great in the 16 x9 aspect ratio and I just found it is going to be shown on Standard 4x3 screen. I don't want to export the video out and have it be squished in and forced into a 4x3 but rather just keep it 16x9 and show the bars on the top and bottom. How would you export the 16x9 footage into a 4x3 video without squishing the sides? Any ideas? OH and using FINAL CUT PRO...
2008 January 16th, 12:42
The black bars on top and bottom is referred as "letterbox".
2008 January 16th, 13:52
I would export as Widescreen DV which uses the entire 4:3 frame but flags the file as anamorphic. Or if you are rendering for DVD, export using a high quality intermediate format using the full 4:3 frame (720x480) and set the DVD flag to anamorphic.
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