Re: [Frameworks] Question on: Panasonic DVX 100BE 16:9 format

From: Deon Kay (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jul 25 2010 - 07:40:28 PDT

Squeeze mode is what's known as anamorphic in FCP, so all you have to
do is import as anamorphic and set your timeline accordingly and it'll
stretch it out for you to proper aspect ratio. You're right in that it
is also the highest quality choice for 16:9 standard def.

On Jul 25, 2010, at 9:04 AM, Stefanos Pavlakis wrote:

> Hello Frameworkers,
> I am starting a project tomorrow and just found out that it will be
> with a Panasonic DVX 100BE camcorder.
> I would like to shoot in 16:9, but in the manual there are two
> options: 'letter box' seems to simply put black bars on top and
> bottom of a 4:3 image (is this so?)
> And squeeze...Is that the best 16:9 choice without loss of resolution?
> And how would I import it in and later export it from Final Cut?
> Import normally as a PAL 16:9 format (I am working in Europe)?
> And export as quick time conversion H263 for 16:9?
> Is that correct?
> Can anybody suggest the correct choices to be made, if the one's
> above aren't ideal?
> Best wishes to all and many thanks to those with answers!!!
> Stefanos
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