Help! FFMPEGX 1.85:1 to 4:3 Letterbox

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by neoelectronaut, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Quite basically, I have a 1:85:1 video, and I wish to convert it to a 4:3 ratio. However, whenever I do this within FFMPEG X it simply stretches out the picture. How can I tell FFMPEGX to just add black bars to bring it up the the 4:3 ration size?
     
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    ok, just FYI, 4:3 IS the size of the TV so there would be no letterbox.

    in order to make 1.85:1 to 4:3 you have to "zoom in" on the 1.85:1
    cutting off the picture on the right and left sides.

    So on that program you are using, if there is a ZOOM feature use that.
    other wise you'll have to re-render the movie in FCP or iMovie or something.

    personally, i think you should leave the letterbox bars. imho.

    edit: you may have already known this info, i was just laying out the common frame or reference
     
  3. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But that's exactly the problem, THERE ARE NO BLACK BARS. I'm trying to add black bars to a 1.85:1 stream to make it a 4:3 stream.
     
  4. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    FOR EXAMPLE:

    THIS IS MY VIDEO:

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    I'M GETTING THIS:

    [​IMG]

    HOWEVER, I WANT THIS:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    this is something you are gunna have to do in FCP or some editor and render the whole clip. A program like QTpro will just stretch it like you showed.

    you are doomed, my friend. :)

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