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  • Mon, Jan 6 2020 9:27 AM

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    How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    Hi there,

     

    I've come to the end of working on a short shot at 4k. I've been editing in a 4k DCI Flat 3996x2160 1.85.1 project and have applied a 1.85 mask on the timeline. We used the extra head and foot room to create pans and reframe etc.

     

    Anticipating that some festivals may want a file without black bars (is anamorphic the correct terminology here?), what is the best way to achieve this?

     

    Many thanks

     

    S

  • Mon, Jan 6 2020 11:56 AM In reply to

    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    For tidiness I'd probably create a new project with the desired raster dimensions for the new output.

    In the original project do a video mixdown at deliverable quality and cut a copy of the sequence with that video and your audio.

    Take a copy of that final sequence bin into the new project.

    Then use frame flex to cro off the masking to fit the project raster.

    Then output that.

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  • Mon, Jan 6 2020 9:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    Thanks for the advice.

     

    Is there a resource for knowing what the pixel dimensions would be for a 3996x2160 without bars?

  • Mon, Jan 6 2020 10:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    SilvaEdit:

    I've come to the end of working on a short shot at 4k. I've been editing in a 4k DCI Flat 3996x2160 1.85.1 project and have applied a 1.85 mask on the timeline. We used the extra head and foot room to create pans and reframe etc.

    Something does not make sense here. 3996x2160 is already 1.85 (as you noted).  You say you added a 1.85 mask to this.  You should not have seen the mask!!!

    So, either you have left out some critical bit of info or I am totally misreading your post.

    SilvaEdit:

    Anticipating that some festivals may want a file without black bars (is anamorphic the correct terminology here?), what is the best way to achieve this?

    Anamorphic is a whole different world.  If you do not know what anamorphic truly means, then I would guess you did not shoot in anamorphic nor would you be delivering in anamorphic.

    Truly, the most important bit of info you need is what format you will be asked to deliver.  Find that out and proceed from there.

    Good luck,

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  • Tue, Jan 7 2020 10:31 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    SilvaEdit:

    Is there a resource for knowing what the pixel dimensions would be for a 3996x2160 without bars?

     

    The 1.85 mask in Media Composer is very old and calculated based on 4:3 footage. It has a vertical height of 72%.

    To match what you've created you'll need a raster with 72% height of your current letterboxed sequence.

    So you'd need to make a non-standard raster of 3996x1555.

    The closest standard raster would be 4096x1716.

  • Tue, Jan 7 2020 11:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    OK, having looked at the original rushes the raster dimension is 3840x2160. The DOP informs me that they used a 1.2.4 mask to crop the image.

     

    I cannot find an example of a 1.2.4 mask online to lay into the timeline, either on Vashi visuals' pack or a premiumbeat free aspect ratio bars pack of dozens of masks. What should I be looking for here, how do I apply the correct mask?

     

    Thanks for your help.

     

    EDIT: I THINK THIS IS JUST A MISCOMMUNICATION WITH THE DOP WHO IS EUROPEAN. HE MUST MEAN 2.39.1

  • Tue, Jan 7 2020 11:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    If you want to use a letterbox for 2.40 on 3840x2160 raster use the Mask effect and set height to 74.

    If you want 2.40 without a letterbox then make the raster 3840x1600.

  • Tue, Jan 7 2020 11:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: How to export 4k short film cropped (without bars)

    This is perfect thank you!

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