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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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SR12 doesn't record 4:3 in SD mode?

Hi all,

For those of you who have the Sony HDR-SR11 or 12 I'm just checking to make sure it isn't possible to shoot video with a 4:3 aspect ratio in SD mode. I have to use a second camera for a shoot tomorrow, which films in SD, and I'm guessing at a 4:3 aspect ratio. If possible I'd like to take the SR12 down to the same aspect ratio in SD, but from what I've seen it isn't possible.

The aspect ratio switches to 4:3 in photo mode, and I think there are some settings for displaying video on a 4:3 TV, but from what I can tell the camera won't record video in 4:3 while in SD mode. Please let me know if this is correct or not.

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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #2
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It's not an option with the SR11. Personally I wouldn't worry to much, I'd shot in HD HQ. Most editing software will allow you to edit and render (output) in 4:3. If you're worried about people noticing a difference in quality, most won't.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Rob! I didn't realize that this project a. would be for internal purposes only, and b. the 2 cameras were for 2 different subjects instead of different angles on 1 subject, so it worked out well, and I shot in full HD as usual.
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