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#1 Phillip Evanesce

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

I have shot some DVX100B footage in letterbox mode, and when I get it into post and add certain effects to it, they bleed onto the letterbox margins. I realize that those margins are part of the image, but is there any way to confine the effects to the picture area only?

I am editing in Vegas 7.
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#2 Noam Gagliardi Rabinovich

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 03:43 PM

I personally use stretch-mode, not letterbox mode; it's a truer 16x9 plus better resolution.

I don't know vegas, I use final cut, but this might work in vegas too:
crop the frame until you remove all the video black (remember that black is part of the video, so all effects apply to it too), what remains should be the default black background which should be unaffected by effects.

Edited by Noam Gagliardi Rabinovich, 30 October 2007 - 03:43 PM.

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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:52 PM

Apply a new letterbox when you're all finished.;)

Edited by Chris Keth, 30 October 2007 - 08:52 PM.

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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 04:23 AM

Apply a new letterbox when you're all finished.;)


Exactly.
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#5 Phillip Evanesce

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 10:09 AM

Apply a new letterbox when you're all finished. ;)


I hate to sound ignorant, but how would I do that in Vegas?
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 01:41 PM

I've never used vegas but any halfway decent editing program should be able to do it. It's probably applied as a matte, final cut calls it a widescreen matte.
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