Exporting QT Movies in FCE lose Aspect

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by swwack91, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    When I choose the standard File > Export > Quicktime Movie command, the movie files that FCE creates lose their aspect ratio. I understand that 720x480 is anamorphic, but it should still come up as the proper aspect ratio.

    My project is 16:9 and was edited in FCE that way in an anamorphic timeline. One of my projects maintained 16:9 just fine once I put it in iDVD, but this current project will only play fullscreen in iDVD.

    Any suggestions for either program?

    (I know I can use QuickTime conversion in FCE to create another file in 16:9 but all of the QuickTime conversion options lose quality)
     
  2. HDhead macrumors newbie

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    You got me confused. Are you saying that the DVD is not playing back 16x9 on a widescreen TV?

    When you author a DVD you typically need to tell MPEG-2 encoder that the material is anamorphic. Could this be your issue?
     
  3. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry. ok -

    when i use the Export QuickTime Movie command, it exports my 16:9 timeline into a 720 x 480 video that should be anamorphic, but isn't.

    when i put this video into iDVD, it displays it 4:3 instead of 16:9.

    the trick is that some of my exports are 16:9 in iDVD and some are 4:3. i can't tell what's different between them, though, or what's telling iDVD what ratio they are.
     

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