June 3rd, 2006, 01:17 PM
I shoot everything on my CanonXL2 at 16:9, but at times want the 2:35:1 aspect ratio. What is best way to set up a project to acheive a 2:35:1 aspect ratio? Is it just best to go with the widescreen presets and add black bars to acheive the ratio? If so, how does one calclulate where to place the bars so that the ratio is in fact correct 2:35:1?
June 4th, 2006, 12:12 AM
email me, ill send u a PNG frame which u can overlay over your footage..
theres another way to do this by bolting on a 16:9 adapter to a 16:9 camera.. but i cant remember how it was done coherantly and i dont wanna say antyhgn stupid so someone might pipe up with the answer
June 6th, 2006, 12:44 PM
You are correct. You should shoot 16:9 and letterbox down to 2.35:1. The reason is that there really are no output formats for 2.35:1. If you are going to DVD, your only choices are 4:3 and 16:9, so you need that 16:9 with the letterbox burned in.
Yes, if you are going for a film out or web delivery, you could squeeze in some extra vertical detail by adding an anamorhphic adaptor on top of 16:9 shooting mode, but I haven't heard of anyone actually doing this.