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640x480 or 720x480?

geofftech's picture
Last seen: 6 years 10 months ago
Joined: 10/23/2007 - 7:24am

This is a really dumb question! I admit.

Hey all - I've got a Canon XL1s (NTSC) - I assumed that it recorded in 720x480, as when I edited stuff in Final Cut Pro and exported it out in Quicktime, that's the resolution that was produced. But now I'm started to think that actually, it's recording in 640x480 and that my exported videos are stretched slightly. So dumb questions...

- What is the native resolution for the XL1S/DV ?

- Should I be producing stuff in 640 or 720? I can't find the option in FCP which lets me export out at 640x480 ...

yours, somewhat confused. thx!