print to video problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by izzyorion, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. izzyorion macrumors newbie

    izzyorion

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    #1
    hi guys,

    i need to hand in my final year film on mini dv - but when I print to video (using FCP 6.0.5) it does not keep the aspect ratio as 16:9 but turns it into 4:3, i've gone through all the settings I can find and everything aspect ratio related is set to 16:9 or DV pal anamorphic...

    any ideas? I'm stumped!

    BTW if I export as quicktime movie using current setting it is 16:9 lol!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What device to print to are you using?
    A DV deck or a camera?
    Does that device support 16:9?
     
  3. izzyorion thread starter macrumors newbie

    izzyorion

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    it is a sony videocamera - cannot remember the model number as it is my classmates and I do not have it to hand

    the camera does support 16:9 and all settings are set as 16:9...

    i am trying to play the movie on a projector by attaching it to the sony videocamera via the red, white and yellow cables but the movie is projected as 4:3 but it looks squashed...
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    How does the video look on the camera's display?

    Does the projector support 16:9?

    Have you tried connecting the camera to another display device that supports 16:9, like a widescreen (HDTV) TV?
     
  5. lokibrehm macrumors newbie

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    sequence settings

    have you tried changing your sequence settings (command-9)? there is a little box you can check if you want it be 16x9.
     
  6. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    What format was the footage shot on?

    In any case, if the footage you're printing to tape is set to DV NTSC 16:9, a lot of DV cameras will record the image as anamorphic, causing a vertical stretch when monitoring the video on the camera itself. After all, DV cameras are natively 4:3.

    But if you play back on a video device that supports 16:9 widescreen, the video should squeeze back down to 16:9.

    Another example: when you shoot in a "widescreen" mode on a DV camera, the image is still recorded as 4:3 and the camera will just add matte bars to the image to make it look like 16:9. In this case, you actually lose resolution.
     

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