I've been working on slideshows/ vodcasts containing a lot of still images. I've read through all the tutorials about how you need to compress the vertical axis of the images by 10% to compensate for non-square pixels. However, after much frustation and throwing of objects, I realized that Final Cut was automatically compensating for my square pixels.
So... all my compressed images were getting even more compressed. Ok, well I'll try importing them in directly from the original file... and now FC is trying to fit the entire image into the frame without letterboxing, so everything on the horizontal axis is now compressed.
In order to circumvent this issue, I started compressing the files by .02%, just enough to where FC wouldn't auto-compress them on import.
This works, but is still a pain in the ass. What's going on here? I did some browsing around the web to try and find why FC is compensating on its own, but can't find any info on it....
I like the fact that I don't have to do the 10% compression, but is there any way I can force it to letterbox and keep the same aspect ratio without "filling the frame"?
I know I can if I use Quicktime H.264, but I want to use Compressor.