Converting 4:3 DV to 16:9 DIVX

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by arun.maroli, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. arun.maroli

    arun.maroli Guest

    I would like to convert NTSC DV footage shot in 4:3 to 16:9 DivX (by
    cropping top and bottom) for viewing on widescreen monitors. Since the
    source is resultion is 720x480 what should be ???x480 for DivX; are
    these any issues related to square and non-square pixels?
    arun.maroli, Nov 30, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    This could help in gaining an understanding of the interactive
    effects of such changes. Although, you still need to understand
    how the Pixel aspect ratio and display aspect ratio and image
    dimensions relate.

    Once you have the right data for your cropping and/or resizing,
    there are VDub filters to do the job.

    Ken Maltby, Nov 30, 2006
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    Bill's News Guest

    If you'll be playing your footage from a PC forego the cropping
    and use a player that will do the job for you during playback.
    In this way you will not sacrifice any of the original content,
    if you ever want to show it full frame again.

    VLC Media Player has the crop to 16:9 option, Media Player
    Classic enables manipulation of the axes individually via the
    numeric keypad "cursor" keys. If you intend to play the file
    from a "Xvid" certified stand-alone instead, the OPPO player -
    for one - also supports zooming in proportion beyond the screen
    boundaries. Not quite as fine a control as MPC, nor as precise
    as VLC, but adequate for your task.
    Bill's News, Dec 4, 2006
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