WIDESCREEN

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    • #44867
      Avatardirector958
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      I would like to produce a widescreen video using the VX2100. I am using Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Encore DVD.

      Now, I want the finished product to be on DVD, I want it to have black bars on the top and bottom, and I want it to be able to take up the whole screen of a widescreen TV with the black bars still being on the top and bottom.

      How do I go about doing this?

      Any help would be appreciated. πŸ™‚

    • #187395
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I can tell you how to do it in Sony Vegas. You may be able to do the same in your program. I am assuming that you have captured in widescreen. When you start the editing program set it for 4:3. Then bring in your widescreen clip. This should appear in widescreen with the black bars. When you burn to DVD do it in the 4:3 aspect. When I do this I then finish up with a widescreen movie with black bars top and bottom. hope this helps.

    • #187397
      Avatardirector958
      Participant

      But, uh, will the finished DVD take up the entire screen of a widescreen TV?

      Thanks.

    • #187396
      Avatardirector958
      Participant

      How could I produce a video on a DVD that takes up the whole screen on a widescreen TV, and the image is not squished and distorted. My camera does not shoot in true widescreen, so what could I do?

    • #187398
      AvatarAnonymous
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    • #187399
      Avatardirector958
      Participant

      Seriously, this is like saying, "How do I sell my car and make sure they only use premium gasoline?"

      I suppose you’re right. I’m just going to continue with my filmmaking, and just make it the way Iwant it. Thanks for all your replies.

    • #187400
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      I’ve been away and only just seen your question. On my widescreen TV the DVD picture does fill the whole screen. However, I have to use the "smart" setting on my TV to keep the proper proportions, otherwise the picture is distorted widthwise. However, even after adjusting the screen there are still black bars top and bottom as you wanted.

    • #187401
      Avatardirector958
      Participant

      Hmmmm. The solution may have been siitting in front of me all this while.

      I’ll run a couple of tests next time I come in contact with a widescreen TV. Thanks for all your help, guys.

    • #187402
      Avatardirector958
      Participant

      Is there a way to fake widescreen so I do not have to shoot in Widescreen mode. As long as the picture takes up the entire screen of the entire widescreen TV (NO bars, NO nothing) I’m happy. But I need the video to be in the highest quality possible. Should I shoot in widescreen or should I fake it?

      Thanks.

    • #187403
      AvatarAnonymous
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      As far as I am aware, if you shoot in 4:3 and don’t "letterbox" you can view the film on a widescreen TV if you adjust the TV set to "smart." You may lose a little of the top or bottom of your video though. On my TV set I can move the picture up or down slightly if required. Hope this helps. πŸ˜€

    • #187404
      Avatardirector958
      Participant

      That is a good idea but is that the best way to do it?

      I have heard of pople taping black bars onto their camcorder’s viewfinder so they are to know where their video is going to be cropped.

      I once tried taping black bars onto my viewfinder. I shot my video accordingly and when I put it in post, I used guidelines so I would not have anything outside the Widescreen area. After the film was edited I would put it into After Effects and stretch it vertically. I would then export the video as 16:9 footage and it would come out pretty good.

      My question is: How much quality am I losing from this? And is this the best method?

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