Can I edit widescreen in Final Cut Express?

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  1. yoda13 macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    I have just found out that I am getting a new DV camcorder in a few days that has the ability to shoot 16x9 images in DV format. My old camcorder does not have this capability. I know that FCE only allows you to edit DV format. Does that mean that I cannot import/edit/export video shot in 16x9 with FCE? Will I have to upgrade to Final Cut Pro to get this capabilty? Or am I confusing widescreen and HD? Any help you guys can provide would be most welcome. Thanks in advance:)
     
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    You'll have to get to grips with anamorphic video and its display options, but FCE will work fine with "widescreen" DV.

    Digicams don't actually shoot 16:9, they generally crop the top and bottom and call it widescreen. You need a proper lense to shoot true 16:9 widescreen.

    Make sure you set your capture to anamorphic, and keep an eye on your output options too, otherwise it'll come out stretched.
     
  3. yoda13 thread starter macrumors 65816

    yoda13

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    Thanks for the quick response and advice. This is going to save me a lot of money. I really appreciate it.

    :)
     

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