easiest way to convert 4:3 sequence to 16:9 in FCP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ehmjay, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. ehmjay macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Alright so let me explain the situation.

    I have a 4:3 video project using 16:9 footage. Originally we wanted it letterboxed because it was a lot easier (at this point I wasn't sure how to get 16:9 footage to display properly with iDVD and it was made before the widescreen TVs were so popular).

    I want to go back now and change the sequence to be 16:9 (true widescreen rather than letterboxed). problem is if I simply tick the little checkbox under sequence settings the video clips are all stretched to still display as "letterboxed" because they have been set to the aspect ratio of "-33.33" under the motion>distort tab.

    obviously I dont want to go through every single clip and fix the ratio so that it displays properly. is there and easier/faster way to do this? or am i going to have to painstakingly fix each and every clip on my timeline?
  2. dhd macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2007
    Nest the whole timeline, open that nested sequence on the viewer and change the 33.33 ratio as you wish. It'll work if all clips have the same ratio applied.
    Hope that it helps,


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