PLZ HELP: 16:9 to letterboxed 4:3 HOW?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ZballZ, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    I have some 16:9 material, which i want to convert to letterboxed 4:3 - is there any simple way to do this...?

    The thing is, I have put a bunch of shortfilms in a project in iDVD - all of them are either clean 4:3 or 4:3 letterboxed, except one, which is pure 16:9. And for some reason iDVD (or my television) cuts the sides of the image, instead of squeezing it into the right size...

    what to do?? how to fix this?

    thx
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Final Cut Elements was a 1,000 page user manual (no joke) you can get it in PDF format from the apple web site. One appendix explains how 16:9 works and how to deal with it. It talks in a generic way, not just in FCE terms. Good background material
     
  3. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    you could do that...

    or go into the settings on you dvd player and switch it from pan and scan to letterbox for an anamorphic dvd.
     
  4. ibilly macrumors regular

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    QT Pro
    Menu->Export
    Export to: Quicktime Movie
    (Options...)
    (Size...)
    Dimensions->768x576 SD (or a size of your choosing in the 4:3 aspect ratio)
    [V] Preserve aspect ratio using: Letterbox

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