How to compose 2:1 video in Final Cut Pro X [9to5Mac]

Modern smartphones feature wider aspect ratios than traditional 16:9 widescreen. 2:1 video looks great on the iPhone X. Here's how and why you can make it work with Final Cut Pro X.

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20 Comments on How to compose 2:1 video in Final Cut Pro X [9to5Mac]

  1. Dude – Searched this word for word last week. This the only video on YT demonstrating this ☝️ – Thank you!

  2. Note: You can also use Spatial Conform instead of manually scaling. Learn more in the full post linked in description.

  3. As someone who watches both on a TV and iPhone X, the best of both worlds is when a creator shoots in 16×9, but frames their shots in such a way that when you zoom on the iPhone X, it doesn’t cut off the top of their heads. I think this is the best solution.

  4. I think you should do 2:1. I have an 8 plus but the wider aspect ratio makes videos look much more cinematic on 16:9 screens

  5. I’m a bloody idiot. For the longest time I’ve been thinking “Why are you all saying 2:1?! It’s 18:9…..” First now have I realised that 9×2=18 so 2:1 is the same as 18:9…. Doh!

  6. You should export in 16:9 but make the videos optimized so you can zoom and crop on iPhone X and view it full screen. This would make it so people with both widescreen and ultra wide screens can both enjoy a full screen video.

  7. The Aspect Ratio is also know as Univisium and Has been something that Oscar winning Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro has been promoting for some time. Netflix, I believe, are only accepting content in the 2:1 format. Just a little trivia for you. 😉

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