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Old September 20th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #31
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Charles, is there a way to get rid of the letterbox or the pillabox? I am wasting about 25% of my monitor's resolution because of this annoying fact. Also, is there a way to remove the AF point box? I can't find a way to do it.
Nope on letterbox or pillarbox. Full-rez HDMI output is one of the features that everyone who uses these cameras are eager to see (and by eager I mean rabid!)

The AF box can't be removed during preview, but it goes away when you hit record. Most of the time I move it down to the bottom of the screen where it isn't in the way (it's almost completely out of the picture area).
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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:41 AM   #32
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The AF box can't be removed during preview, but it goes away when you hit record.
I believe if you have an auto focus lens attached, and auto focus is set ON, then the box will stay there.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:46 AM   #33
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Gotcha--I generally shoot with the ZE's. That does ring a bell with the Canon zooms. However, since AF doesn't work during video shooting anyway, then just leave the lens on manual focus...?
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:02 AM   #34
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Definitely. Sometimes I'll use the auto focus to pull a focus a static item, then turn it to manual. However, sometimes I'll forget to turn it back and will wonder why the box is still there...
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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:38 PM   #35
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Thanks, Charles, for the lowdown on the pillar/letterboxing. Perhaps a firmware upgrade in the future will kill this problem. I'd like to see the entire underscan on my VX7.

About the AF point box. I also use Zeiss ZE lenses, so turning off the auto-focus is not an option. I will use your suggestion and just move it as far down as it will go.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 04:19 PM   #36
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You should be fine Gabe--with the ZE's the box just disappears when you roll (there's no autofocus to turn on or off!)
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Old September 21st, 2010, 05:11 PM   #37
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Right, Charles, with the ZE's there's no auto-focus option. Just for composition purposes pre-roll, that damn white box annoys me.
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This colorist makes the point :)
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Old November 14th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #39
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Sort of interesting but it feels like the gains are minimal. Would be worth investigating for a 2:40 project, where the red dot would be eliminated above the frame.
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