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  • bswierstra
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    Joined: Feb 17th, 2022
    Crop Tool distorting Widescreen Black Bars
    To whom it may concern: I am currently using Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.7. My footage is 1920x1080 with a 23.98p frame rate and was converted from black magic braw files to Apple Pro Res 422 HQ. I am a college student editor working on a student film. I have a dialogue scene that switches back and forth. I am choosing to crop closer in on one character because she is shot farther away from the camera then the other character, so there is a disconnecting effect to it when I leave it originally how it was shot. However, once I crop, the aspect ratio 16:9 distorts. I no longer have black bars above and below the clip. I attempted to solve this issue with a letterbox VPX; however, I cannot move this effect under my crop because the crop, transform, distort stays put. I was hoping anyone would have any ideas on how to solve this issue. Thank you for your time!
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1783
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Crop Tool distorting Widescreen Black Bars
    Hi - I've attached a FCPX course to this thread -- there's a video on cropping, maybe there'll be something useful in there that'll touch on the issue you're seeing.. I'm an audio guy myself so I can't advise, but hopefully an experienced FCP user/guru will have a helpful suggestion.. Btw I've moved the thread to the FCP forum.
  • bswierstra
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    Joined: Feb 17th, 2022
    Re: Crop Tool distorting Widescreen Black Bars
    Thank you!
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