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Up-Convert DV (Anamorphic 16x9) to HD size (ratio)

1953 Views 28 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 6:21 AM by Frankiejmovies RSS
  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,650 points)

    >Update: we now have the AppleProRes File sized at 853x480 which is 16x9 Anamorphic.


    No...720x480 anamorphic is 16:9 SD Anamorphic.  What you have is 16:9 square pixels. That is a very non-standard format. Broadcast SD 16:9 is always anamorphic...and FCP is designed to work with broadcast formats.  You have a 16:9 square pixel SD format, that is very non-standard.


    How did you end up with that format? Why didn't you convert the footage to 1920x1080 60i straight away? Why this intermediate step?

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)

    export as a selfcontained qt with sequence settings.  Bring this quicktime into compressor.  Apply the appropriate prores preset and customize in the geoemetry panel for square pixels and 1920x1080,  In the frame control tab, enable frame controls and set resizing filter to best.  Do a short test, by setting an in and out in the preview window.  Should work just fine.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)

    I was talking if you were exporting from a dv timeline.  If not, you can just bring your original dv files into compressor or export from fcp using file:  export:  quicktime move (not quicktime conversion) with current settings.  This will create a bit for bit copy without any loss, 


    Not sure how the good the quality will be with "sending" to compressor from the timeline.  Would depend on your clip settings and your timeline settings. 


    All I can tell you is how I work which is to convert my sources to match my sequence settings using compressor before I bring them into fcp.  Compressor will do a much better job of scaling than fcp.

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,650 points)

    Michael is giving you good and proper need for me.


    >My movie was shot DV 16x9 Anamorphic, and when I export the QuickTime file, it always comes out squished into 720x480 but not Anamorphic.


    That IS anamorphic. Anamorphic is horizontally squeezed...people look tall and thin.  Applications like FCP will unsqueeze it to fill the frame, if the footage is tagged as anamorphic.


    All the other information Michael has given is right...I guess you just need to grasp what he is saying.  Export a Quicktime Movie...choose SELF CONTAINED, and CURRENT SETTINGS, do not recompress.  Take the resulting file into COMPRESSOR...use the Settings Michael gave you...and submit.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)

    did you set the deinterlace filter to best and output fields to progressive in the frame controls panel in compressor? 

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