unsqueeze wide-screen

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jmak, May 19, 2008.

  1. jmak macrumors newbie

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    I used Streamclip to get a widescreen clip, it's the real wide screen, 2:35, not 16:9, but the image is squeezed. Any advice, suggestions as to how to unsqueeze or be able to present the clip in 2.35 but unsqueezed greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    If you're just watching the clip, try VLC (VideoLanClient). There's a bunch of aspect ratio settings.

    ft
     
  3. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    It's not an elegant solution and will take some tinkering to get it right, but ffmpegX will do the trick.
     
  4. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    It's easy to do if you have FCP 2 or later.. Just click on the 'motion' parameters and adjust the scale - or even easier, use the wireframe setting to stretch it to your desired size, then re-format your frame back to 2:35.

    A quick fix I've used many times when trying to get a widescreen ration on uncooperative systems is to load my finished product (16:9, 2:35, doesn't matter) into a 4:3 iMovie project, and save it as 4:3 with the letterboxing.. (Much more elegant then having your movie squeezed when something goes wrong).


    Of course, outside of FCP I am pretty clueless on how to fix the problem you've set out.
     
  5. jmak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the info, I didn't get email notification for some reason even though it's checked. Don't use iMovie at all, but maybe I should, at least for these kinds of things..

    thanks again,
    Jim
     
  6. highjumppudding macrumors 6502

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