Recently shot with anamorphic lenses (2.35) on a RED MX and am now transcoding the 4k files to Apple Pro Res HQ to edit.
My question is what is the best program (REDrushes, REDCINE, FCP, etc.) to get files that are closest to the original footage in aspect ratio without any squash.
I've tried tests using REDrushes rendering out at 1/16 based off the original frame size (2816 x2304) then clicking "anamorphic" in FCP on the sequence settings... but it only adjusts to 16:9 so it's still squashed. Using the distort brings it to the proper ratio but then you have to render...
I've also tried using REDrushes resize capability and rendering out at 1920 x 800 but it cut the frame at the top and bottom and still looks squished.
My latest test was using REDrushes, resizing, but keeping the height. This gave me a file that needed to be stretched and it played funny and wound up settling far screen right.
Any help is appreciated.