8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2012 4:31 PM by Alchroma
Beeram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently completed a wedding video, and the bride and her family have expressed disappointment that my footage make them ' look like a group of dwarves....  small and fat'.

 

My initial reaction to this was to say there is nothing I can do about their shape, however I did agree to investigate further. I have checked my cameras to ensure that I am filming in 4:3 aspect ratio.

 

I have noted tonight however that final cut (I use Final Cut Express 4.0.1) has a tool that allows you to 'correct for aspect ratio'. I cannot find reference to this in the user manual (although I am sure it is there). When I apply this to any clips, it does appear to stretch the images upwards/ vertical.

 

Should I be using this all times before editing?

 

Is this perhaps the cuase of the dwarf effect on the final footage? I have never had any complaints before.

 

Any help or experience would be appreciated.


Imac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram.