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  • Sun, Feb 14 2016 10:23 PM

    • BrockH014
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    Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    How do I export anamorphic out of Avid w/o the letterboxed black bars?

  • Mon, Feb 15 2016 12:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    For what purpose? I mean...for displaying where? TV's dont' do 2.35, they are 16:9. The web doesn't...the only place that can really show that format is a theater.

  • Mon, Feb 15 2016 1:01 AM In reply to

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    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

  • Mon, Feb 15 2016 1:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    OK...theater projection. So that means that you need to produce a file that will play on the projector in the theater.  Does it take DCP? Does it take DNxHD? And can IT project 2.35?

  • Mon, Feb 15 2016 1:18 AM In reply to

    • BrockH014
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    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    No my question was not about theatrical projection or creating a DCP.

    My question is whether or not you can export a 2.35 project out of Avid, or if you have to use Sorenson or something else to get rid of the bars.

     

     

  • Tue, Feb 16 2016 2:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    Same as source exports from larger-than-HD projects retain their various film aspect ratios.  Haven't tried a custom size frame size, but I would imagine they would retain the aspect ratio of your project.  HD projects export with letterbox since all HD is 16x9.

     

     

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  • Tue, Feb 16 2016 5:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    If your project is 1:2.35 masked out of an HD 1920x1080 frame then the pixel aspect ratio of your visible frame is 1920 x 817 (ignoring the fcactional pixels). Set the export type to Quicktime Movie, format to custom and Width x Hight to 1920 x 817 and select 'Crop / Pad' then when you select your prefered flavor of codec in 'Format Options' set 'Size' to 1920 x 817 and preserve aspect ratio to crop.

    When you export you'll get a QT file with no masking at the specified pixel size - true 1:2.35.

    Same method works for any masked ratio you want to export as a QT without borders.

    Or you can export regular HD reference QT and use MPeg Streamclip to strip the masking. Look for the 'Cropping' option, for 1:235 the setting will be around 65 top and bottom, counterintuitively you crop from destination not source. This route doesn't tie up your Avid for hours on end if you're exporting long form work.

  • Tue, Feb 16 2016 9:18 PM In reply to

    • BrockH014
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    Re: Exporting True 2.35, Not Letterbox?

    This is what I was looking for, thanks.

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