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Sean Simms
Aspect Ratio
on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:36:52 pm

I'm shooting a 5D or 7D and want to change the aspect ratio to 2:1 or 2.15:1

Any suggestions on the best way to do this besides in the editing?

I was thinking I could just buy a mat for the lens but haven't found any on the internet.

I went to the chat room at B&H and they said the only thing they had was the following....http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=zeiss+dslr+compact+prime&N=0&Initi...

which is a close to $4,000 lens and I wasn't even sure if it would change the aspect ratio by itself or not.....and I wouldn't want to rent it if it doesn't work like I want it too....I have to travel out of state for this shoot so I don't really have a chance to reshoot it down the road...


Thanks,

Eros Salvatore (another victim of creative cow's "real name" policy")


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Sean Simms
Re: Aspect Ratio
on Sep 1, 2010 at 5:16:08 pm

just to clarify the above post...I mean a hardmatte for the matte box...

and I've heard you can change the settings for aspect ratio in the camera?
Is this true?...haven't found the place where I can do that....

Thanks,

Eros Salvatore (another victim of creative cow's "real name" policy")


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Sean Simms
Re: Aspect Ratio
on Sep 1, 2010 at 6:24:01 pm

been doing some research and found some companies online that make custom focusing screens for different aspects ratios and mattes for the matte box....

Thanks,

Eros Salvatore (another victim of creative cow's "real name" policy")


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Andrew McKee
Re: Aspect Ratio
on Sep 1, 2010 at 10:28:27 pm

Why in the heck would you do it in camera? You're not getting anything out of it. Just tape the lcd screen so that you frame correctely and then crop it in post. There is no way to do it in camera and those lenses (whilst very nice) will not change the ratio.

Andy


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Phil Balsdon
Re: Aspect Ratio
on Sep 4, 2010 at 9:22:28 pm

Any masks applied in front of the lens will only give you a 2:1 image with a black area (probably with soft edges top and bottom of frame. You'll have to fix it in post anyway.

Just mask or mark your viewfinder or monitor headroom and foot room when shooting.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.
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