3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2010 9:53 PM by Real Mad Martian

    How to edit 1440 x 1080 with SQUARE PIXELS?

    Real Mad Martian

      Yes, I know it's weird. I would like to edit 1440 x 1080 with square pixels - HD with a standard aspect ratio. Unfortunately, any preset in 1440 x 1080 (HDV for example) is anamorphic and won't let me change it to square pixels. How do I create a project in 1440 x 1080 with square pixels?

       

      I know I can alter the aspect ratio on export, but that would squish the images, so that won't do. I need to maintain square pixels from start to finish.

        • 1. Re: How to edit 1440 x 1080 with SQUARE PIXELS?
          Curt Wrigley Level 4

          The question begs another question: Why?

           

          Is your source footage really 1440 square pixels?

           

          Any cam I know of that creates 1440 x 1080 uses anamorphic by design.   You can then export to 1920 x 1080 square if you like to whatever you desitination is.

           

          If you really have 1440 x 1080 sq pixel footage, you can create a custom seq preset any dim you like

          • 2. Re: How to edit 1440 x 1080 with SQUARE PIXELS?
            Real Mad Martian Level 1

            Ah, but it is not coming from a camera. I am creating it from images. In fact the main purpose of creating this video is

            so the projectionist can adjust zoom and focus to bring the projector back to optimal "standard" settings while the audience has something funny to watch. Sure, I could create it in DV 4:3 format, but my images are already sized for 1080 height (I made a similar video for adjusting the zoom/focus for widescreen, which is really 4:3 with the top and bottom offscreen since the projector doesn't do 16:9). It is an older projector before HD standards and 16:9, but is higher resolution than the typical 4:3 formats. Another reason I want to use higher resolution is because I previously made the video at 720 x 480 resolution and it looks much better in HD.

             

            So the question remains - how do I set custom resolution with square pixels?

            • 3. Re: How to edit 1440 x 1080 with SQUARE PIXELS?
              Real Mad Martian Level 1

              Aha! I figured it out. I need to set the "Editing Mode" dropdown to "Desktop" and then the frame size is no longer grayed out.