3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2013 8:49 AM by Shane Ross
AlisoninLondon Level 1 (0 points)

I work at an archive and had to crop some black bordered 1280 x 720 square pixel clips to 4 x 3 (960 x 720), which eliminated the black borders, but retained the vertical resolution, perfect for our workflow, and for delivery to clients. 


HOWEVER once I had exported these files through compressor (v 3.5.2) or QT Conversion and pulled them back into FCP, the 'Pixel Aspect' column in the FCP Browser window said HD (960x720).  This is despite stating in the Compressor Geometry tab I want square pixels, or exporting direct from a FCP sequence that is 960 x 720 square pixels. 


No matter what I do, or how confident I am that the pixels are in fact square, FCP stretches out the resulting files, for some reason assuming my footage is 16 x 9.  Does anyone know of a way round this issue?  I know that I myself can manually change the 'Pixel Aspect' to square in the Browser to get the clip to display properly at 4 x 3, but this doesn't help our clients, who I would worry would just assume it's a non-square pixel 16 x 9 clip!


Help would be much appreciated!

Final Cut Pro 7, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)