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#1 rob spence

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:42 AM

Hi,
Thanks in advance for any replies.

I have edited mini DV (sd) footage which has letterboxing on it.

I now need the central ( 16x9 ) portion without the letterboxing on it so I can maximise the display size on youtube. Any ideas for the best way?

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:02 PM

Hi
Can I add that I am working in PAL

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#3 Michael Kruger

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:10 AM

What you basically need to do is to create a project in your editing suite with a 16:9 aspect ratio (720x405 would be ideal because this should be exactly the resolution of what is between your letterboxes), import your footage and resize it to fit the composition if necessary.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:36 PM

Thanks Michael
are there any issues when exporting to a codec?

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#5 Michael Kruger

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

If you are using 720x405, that would depend on the codec you intend to use since a lot of them do not allow non standard resolutions.
If you are using 720x576 with an 1.422 pixel aspect ratio or 720p there should be no codec issues but you will have a little quality loss since you need to stretch the picture to fit the composition size
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#6 David Ghast

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:12 AM

You might want to use lancoz resize instead of relying on your editor to do it. Never rely on your editor for image processing of that nature, they all are terrible at it.

edit: when i say editor, i mean the program not the person.

Edited by David Ghast, 23 March 2009 - 02:12 AM.

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