I received a QT file that is supposed to be widescreen. When I import it into AE it shows up as 720x486. The guy I got it from said it was in a widescreen pixel NTSC and I need to flag it as anamorphic or widescreen.
I've been fooling around but can't figure it out. I want to export some .flv's....can I just tell it to export "stretched" to 700x376 or other widescreen ratios?
Check the file interpretation. Make sure that it's set to NTSC Widescreen.
Next, drop your footage in a square pixel comp using the NTSC Widescreen Square Pixel comp preset.
Now you are using square pixels, which you need for flash. Complete your project then drop the completed comp in the appropriate square pixel comp sized for your desired flash output, Size the comp to fit using the Ctrl/Cmnd + Alt/Option + H keystroke and render.
More details on all of this are available in the help files.