Today DOP want me to set combined Framelines: 1.85:1 and 2.35:1 with common top. I decided to use the online composer. First of all, I noticed that "letterbox positioning" is not worked as expected. There was a thin shift between the top lines:
Also I saw the difference in XML code.
This is the first aspect's top line:
<!-- aspectA top line -->
And this is the second aspect's top line:
<!-- aspectB top border line -->
As you see, first aspect's top value is "0.01892" and the other is "0". I decided change it manually. I wrote "0" to first one. Also, I changed bottom line to "0.03784" because of saving the ratio. I shift both of them "0.01892" to up. This was the first Bug.
After that, I copy the XML file to SD Card and tried to ADD the file to Alexa. But it didn't work. The file appeared and the filename added to "Frameline list", but alexa didn't recognize the content of file. I suprised and compared the other working old-XML files with this new one. These are the first lines of the XML files:
<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
As a software developer, I think that the slash characters coming from "C based programming language"s' escape characters. I removed the slashes.
At last, the file worked as I aspected. Please inform the Online Programmers to fix the bug.
PS: We are still working 3.0 version on our Alexa's because of on-going projects.
Oktotech Film Services / Turkey