Squeezed footage


#1

First time posting here.

Any help would be appreciated.

So when I import a Quicktime 2k (2048 x 1080) footage into mocha, the image looks stretched vertically.

the size shows its showing is 2048 x 2160.

half of the bottom is empty and white.

I’ve tried different film type and PAr, but no success.

and when I chose custom under film type, the PAR shows 1.42045


#2

Did you try setting the PAR to “1” instead? Though the white on the bottom sounds like the codec isn’t being read correctly and you might try a different codec just to be sure.


#3

solved my own issue.

converted the quicktime to jpeg sequence and relinked that and its perfect.

Mocha really doesn’t like containers, huh?


#4

Yes, I’ve tried PAR 1 and still same result.

im not sure what the codec is.

I’ll report back, install necessary codec if needed and report back.

Thanks Mary!


#5

weird, its Prores HQ

Quicktime 2048 x 1080

23.98

pixel aspect ratio 1

 

I’ve never had this sort of problem before.


#6

So, mocha the standalone runs on a very basic quicktime engine we are looking to upgrade. But it doesn’t like some codecs. Sometimes some versions of ProRes don’t play nice with the standalone.


#7

I see, well its not a total deal breaker.

the Image sequence route isn’t that big of a roundabout.

Thank you again Mary.


#8

No problem. One of the workaround is using mocha Pro as a plugin, it simply reads the footage out of the host software, which has already translated the codec for you. That is also a very fast workflow and ensures everything matches across the board. I have mostly stopped using the standalone on projects because of the ease of use of the plugin.