Okay, this is perplexing. We've successfully used the FCP to Color to FCP workflow for 16x9 footage. Now, I'm trying some clips for 2:1 and I am very confused. Here is what I'm doing:
-Shot 4K, 2:1, 23.98, Build 17
-Use L&T set to "Native" to bring in clips to FCP
-Edit sequence with matched settings per clip (2048 x 1024 ProRes422HQ though clip shows as REDCODE
I Send to Color. Now, I want to Color Correct and send back to FCP as a 1920 x 1080 clip/sequence, right?
-Under Project Settings, I change "Res Presets" to 1920x1080, "Render File" to QT and "QT Export Codecs" to ProRes422HQ.
-I render and send back to FCP choosing "Yes" or "No" when it asks "match seq settings to render settings" Either way results in a frame that does not equal the 16x9 aspect ration in FCP. (It's smaller than the Canvas.)
So, I kept all the same settings, but went into Geometry and scaled to .95 so that the frame's height matched. In theory this should crop the image's sides when I render it out.
I render it and send to FCP choosing "Yes" or "No" when it asks "match seq settings to render settings." Either way now results in a frame that is LARGER than the Canvas and under the motion tab is scaled to 105.26. When I scale it back down to 100, it's small again.
So...if you're still following this, has anyone gotten 2:1 to work in FCP to Color and back to FCP, forcing it into a 16x9 sequence? If not, how are you working it back into FCP?
Thanks for any help!