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#1 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:18 PM

I have been editing a bunch of Mini-DV lately and since I upgraded to FCP 7.0.2, I have found that footage shot letterbox (looks fine before capture)
appears all stretched out. Capture settings are the same that I've been using and footage is from the same cameras (DVX-100B, HVX-200.)

I had to keep manually correcting aspect ratios of footage until I discovered that this footage appears with checkmark next to it in the
anamorphic column in the browser. It seems that FCP 7 is interpreting this footage as anamorphic and stretching it, but since it is not anamorphic
the stretch is distorting it instead.

Now that I know this, it's easy to fix, just uncheck those check marks before doing anything. Still, I've been through the system and settings
thoroughly. The only think that has changed is upgrade from FCP 6 to FCP 7, which by the way is still great. This isn't a big deal now; it takes
only seconds to correct but before I noticed those checkmarks, it was taking a lot of time to fix. Has anybody else experienced this?
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