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GavSalkeld
What is the best way to shoot and edit 1.66:1?
on Jun 7, 2007 at 11:43:29 pm

Im shooting a film soon, and would be keen to use the 1.66:1 ratio. However, my DV camera only shoots 1.33:1 (4:3) or 1.78:1 (16:9).

I'd be most interested to hear anyones thoughts on what is the best way to get a 1.66:1 frame in editing. Do I shoot and protect in 4:3 and bring the footage into a 16:9 workspace, zooming the video in slightly to get the 1.66:1 frame (cropping the top and bottom a bit). Or, do I shoot 16:9 and bring that into a 16:9 workspace and crop the left and right edges to get a 1.66:1 frame?

Another method would be to shoot 4:3 and matte the top and bottom off slightly but this would give me a non-anamorphic widescreen frame for DVD authoring and I don't really want that.

Thanks to anyone who can understand my plight Smile


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