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Can i come and play at you studio? :)
Sure....whats the name of your band?
Its the "IMNVUS_OFU" band. :)
BTW... What do you think of the Sony's XDCAM EX camcorder?
I know nothing of that camera.
I'm kind of happily committed to the Panasonic 'look'
> I'm kind of happily committed to the Panasonic 'look'
Hmmm you and I think alike... :-)
Must be a Howard-thing.
I am very interested in the details of your workflow. I'm using a Panasonic HVX200P and experimenting with different recording fomats. I am currently recording from the camera to an external hard drive using On Location. I was please to find out that PP CS3 supports 720p60 format at the 16:9 aspect ratio. What I haven't been able to figure out is how to create a 4:3 DVD version of my recording after completing all of my editing.
When I use the Adobe's Media Encoder to create a 4:3 MPEG2-DVD, instead of cropping the sides of the video, it adds black bars to the top and bottom of the video. I tried using the crop effect, but then I ended up with black bars all the way around the video. The only way I have been able to accomplish what I'm after is to export the movie using Microsoft DV AVI format, create a new NTSC 4:3 project, import the AVI, then export the video. Do you have any advice converting from HD 16:9 to SD 4:3?
Those black bars are normal for a 4:3 version. I recommend leaving them in. (Pan & Scan sucks!)
As Jim says : black bars are normal ...and you would not want to crop the sides off your image would you?
Maybe you do want to... so what you could do is export the movie from your widescreen project and import it into a SD Premiere project (or a SD After Effects Comp). Scale it how you want and encode from there.