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BrianT
Can you record a 16:9 format to BetacamSP?
on Jul 29, 2007 at 2:35:07 am

We are going to be mastering a video for a client that will be delivered to TV stations for broadcast via a news segment, or local TV show. The content will be shot on HDV in 1080 60i and edited in that format. Our plan is to make a 16:9 cut and a 4:3 cut available. We know just about every TV station in the nation still uses BetaSP, so it seems the logical choice.

The main questions is, can you record a 16:9 format to BetacamSP, or do you need to record to DigiBeta or another format? Any further thoughts?

Thanks

The Visual Rabbi


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Glenn Chan
Re: Can you record a 16:9 format to BetacamSP?
on Jul 29, 2007 at 9:10:49 pm

You can record a 16:9 image to betaSP (or any other 4:3 format) as either letterbox, edge crop, or anamorphic. Anamorphic is where you squish the image to fill/fit the 4:3 frame. Some systems+TVs can unsquish the image... e.g. DVD players connected to a 16:9 TV, upconversion to HD, etc. Though I don't see any reason to record anamorphic onto betaSP.

Edge crop is where you chop the sides off. You can shoot with edge crop markers/framing to ensure that nothing important is in the edges.


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Charlie King
Re: Can you record a 16:9 format to BetacamSP?
on Jul 30, 2007 at 5:00:57 pm

I send things out quite often in anamorphic, and receive the same. Works fine. Keeping in mind this is SD 16X9 not HD.

Charlie

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epontius
Re: Can you record a 16:9 format to BetacamSP?
on Aug 2, 2007 at 10:43:15 pm

From my experience, local network news are going to want 4x3, you might be better off doing a center cut 4x3 to tape. The majority of local news is still analog 4x3 and some are broadcasting DTV but still 4x3. I think there are only a few big markets that are HDTV.
You might contact the station to find out for sure...if it's anamorphic they may not un-squeeze it by mistake or not have the ability to do so...letterbox might be a safer bet if they will accept it.

Erik



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BrianT
Re: Can you record a 16:9 format to BetacamSP?
on Aug 2, 2007 at 11:22:10 pm

To follow up, our local station in Denver does broadcast in HD (KUSA 9News). But they still take material on BetaSP and DVCam. Funny thing is between their sales person who gave me to their producer who gave me someone in their newsroom, no one could tell me specifically what 'formats' they accept.

So, I'll be sending it in 4x3 on BetaSP. I suppose if stations ask for it, we'll provide content in a 16x9 format of their choosing.

Thanks for the suggestions

The Visual Rabbi


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