9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2012 6:07 PM by Steve McRea
Steve McRea Level 1 (95 points)

Hi,

 

I'm trying to import a normal .jpg photo into my project but I can't get it to have the 16:9 ratio like the rest of my movie.

 

How do I do this?

 

Thanks for the help!

 

Steve


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 16G of RAM, Pegasus R4
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,207 points)

    does the pic have 16:9 aspect ratio?

  • Steve McRea Level 1 (95 points)

    No... Thats the problem. It was taken with a normal camera so doesn't appear to have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks!

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,605 points)

    In the inspector set the still's spatial conform to fill.

  • Steve McRea Level 1 (95 points)

    Thanks Tom.. For a novis like myself.. could you guide me to that setting?

     

    Steve

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,207 points)

    Steve McRea wrote:

    ... .. could you guide me to that setting? ...

    quote pgs 337, 338, Chapter 11 of the Manual:

     

    1 Add a clip to the Timeline with a frame size that doesn’t match the current project’s frame size (resolution) settings.

     

    2 Select the clip in the Timeline.

     

    3 To open the Video inspector, click the Inspector button in the toolbar (shown below),

    and click the Video button at the top of the pane that appears.

     

    4 Choose a method of conforming frame size from the Type pop-up menu in the Spatial Conform section of the Video inspector.

    Fit: The default setting. Fits the clip within the project’s frame size setting without cropping the clip’s video. Black bars appear on the sides of the frames that don’t match the project’s frame size (resolution). In the case of a standard-definition (SD) clip in a high-definition (HD) project, Final Cut Pro scales up the SD clip to fit the HD project’s frame size. In the case of an HD clip in an SD project, Final Cut Pro scales down the HD clip to fit the SD project’s frame size.

    Fill: Makes the clip’s video fill the project’s frame size. In the case of an SD clip in an HD project, Final Cut Pro scales up the SD clip to fit the HD project’s frame size. Cropping occurs along the clip’s longer dimension to allow the shorter dimension to fill the screen. In the case of an HD clip in an SD project, Final Cut Pro scales down the HD clip to fit the SD project’s frame size. Cropping occurs along the clip’s shorter dimension to allow the longer dimension to fill the screen.

    None: Leaves the clip’s frame size unchanged. If the clip’s frame size is larger than the the project’s frame size, the clip appears cropped. If the clip’s frame size is smaller than the project’s frame size, black bars surround the clip.

  • Ken Hart Level 2 (175 points)

    What I do is use Preview or whatever photo editor you like, and resize and/or crop the picture to the same pixel size and aspect ratio as the video is and then import them.  This way there is no need to distort or conform your photo in FCPX

  • Steve McRea Level 1 (95 points)

    Any idea what I should use for a 16:9 ratio if I'm adjusting using preview?

     

    Thanks!

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,605 points)

    1920x1080

  • Steve McRea Level 1 (95 points)

    Thanks Ken & Tom... I changed the resolution in preview to 1920 x 1080 and it worked great!..