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Need to export movie without black bars

Aug 30, 2012 5:51 AM

hi,

 

I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS 4.2.1, and I have an issue I am not sure how to handle.  My short film was shot in 1920x1280 at 23.976fps.  It was shot with a 2:35 aspect ratio in mind, so I have an 816 matte that I've put over the timeline, but the export is in 1920x1080.  This matte covers the boom mic since we knew the aspect ratio when shooting.

 

I have a distribution company that wants an export with all active pixels, so no black bars.  But if I take them out, the mic will show.  How can I handle this?  What should I export it as if the matte was taken off?  1920 x 816?

 

The project settings are:

 

general:desktop, 23.976fps, 1920x1080, square (1.0) for pixel aspect ratio, and 24fps timeline for display format.

 

Here's the movie with the black bars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y620xxgh_yk

 

Any help would be really appreciated, thank you!

 
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    Aug 30, 2012 6:23 AM   in reply to Jfry332155

    What do they intend to do with the export?  DVD or Blu-ray?  Web?  Something else?

     
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    Aug 30, 2012 6:44 AM   in reply to Jfry332155

    I would place the 1080 footage into a 1280x720 sequence, then scale the footage down until you are showing as much of the frame as possible but still hiding the boom mic.  Most web HD video is 1280x720 (at least for now).

     

    Jeff

     
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    Aug 30, 2012 6:27 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    For pure web/browser delivery you can export out at 1920 x 816.  This will give you the necessary crop, but without any black bars.

     

    VOD may be another story.  I'd be surprised to find any system that didn't conform to the video standard of 1920 x 1080 with the black bars.  So you may want to ask them about that.

     
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:45 PM   in reply to Jfry332155

    Uncheck the chain next to the resolution and you can change them individually for H.264 output.

     
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    Sep 19, 2012 8:58 PM   in reply to Jfry332155

    Hm-m, "5.1" like in the Audio DD 5.1 SS?

     

    Hunt

     
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    Sep 20, 2012 1:51 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    In the export setting you have a Profile (such as compression algorithme/chroma) and Level (bitrate/max frame size) setting.

     
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:47 AM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Ann,

     

    I had just never seen "5.1" before, except for Audio.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:13 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I think as far back as CS4 its been there.

     
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:46 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Ann,

     

    Thank you. I suppose that it has been the limited output that I use, as I had not noticed that before.

     

    Appreciated,

     

    Hunt

     
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