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Troy White
90 degree angle
on Sep 11, 2010 at 4:58:03 pm

Shooting in HDV, I'm about to do a green screen shot and want to try something new. If I turned the camera on a 90 degree angle to shoot a head to toe shot of the talent (making the shot 9x16 instead of 16x9), then rotate it in post, I should have better control over scaling the footage to many different sizes for a virtual set, particularly since the final out put will be SD 4x3. Does this make sense to anyone?

-Troy


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Micah McDowell
Re: 90 degree angle
on Sep 14, 2010 at 7:42:15 pm

Yes, this is a common trick to get more resolution for chromakey use. Go for it!


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Mark Suszko
Re: 90 degree angle
on Sep 21, 2010 at 6:37:25 pm

People do it all the time, there is even an illustration in the COW magazine of this being done. I would only ask myself if the extra bit of resolution and screen size gained is really worth the extra effort, or if I can just scale the shot as it will be finally used, right during acquisition, and will that be good enough. That's a subjective decision.


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Fernando Mol
Re: 90 degree angle
on Oct 1, 2010 at 3:41:38 pm

It can be a nice trick, but remember that moving the camera far or close to the subject using the same lens angle will give you a better sense of space than just zoom in-out (or re-frame in post, in this scenario). So, if you have the time to do an extra shot, move your tripod.

I hope this helps

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