4:3 and 16:9 footage

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by grinfish, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. grinfish macrumors newbie

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    hi. I'm editing a video. I received 4:3 and 16:9 footage...
    I had to convert all the footage to a different format..
    so while i did that i also stretched all the 4:3 to 16:9..
    is that very bad?
    what should i have done instead? any ideas?
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Yeah, by doing that you made everything look short and fat which is bad. What you should have done depends on what whether your final format is 16x9 or 4x3.


    Lethal
     
  3. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

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    I would have probably cropped the 16:9 footage to 4:3. Or letterbox the footage.
     
  4. grinfish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh man!.. ok.. so lets say i redo it...
    what do you mean letterboxing the footage?
     
  5. bimmzy macrumors regular

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