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DV files 4:3 and 16:9

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Nov 19, 2010 6:22 AM
On my hard disc I have many files that I downladed from DV cameras JVC, Sony and Panasonic, PAL.
Some of them are in 4:3, and some in 16:9 format Anamorphic.
How can I do a montage of 4:3 (Anamorphic) and 16:9 files in Final Cut Express, that is on my iMac in FCE shown as a 4:3, not as the other as 16:9?
Inside one project in FCE, I have files in 16:9 and 4:3 (Anamorphic file shown as 4:3, but really 16:9). What I have to do with him?
Please, write to me everything... step by step.
Friend explained me something, but not enough.
iMac 20', MacBook Pro, iPod, iPhone 3G, iPod mini, iPod Shuffle, Canon HV30, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Michel Boissonneault Level 5 Level 5 (4,765 points)
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    Nov 19, 2010 12:15 PM (in response to diplodocusIII)
    Hi(Bonjour)!

    Create a new sequence in PAL (not anamorphic one).

    Open a 4:3 clip from browser, set in/out point and insert edit in the timeline. From this point, your sequence will be a 4:3 PAL one. This step avoid "change format sequence to match the clip format" dialog.

    Now open any PAL anamorphic clip from browser and set in/out point. Insert edit in timeline. The result will be a letterboxed (black bars at top and bottom) full clip in your 4:3 sequence. It will need rendering as the clip is automatically scalled down to fit the screen width.

    Michel Boissonneault
    PowerMac G5 dual 2.3, 4.5 Go, Apple Cinema display HD 23", FX1, FCS 2, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Ati Radeon X1900GT G5 edition, and iMac G4, FCE 4.0.1, macuser since 1988

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