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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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Changing aspect/letterbox on AV composite out?

Does anyone know if it is possible to change the aspect ratio on the AV output to letterboxed somehow whan cam is in camcorder mode? I mean is there a way to monitor a shoot on conventional 4:3 field monitor?
I assume now that the A1 has the ability to letterbox widescreen footage to 4:3 only in VCR/play mode?

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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #2
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If you want to monitor the down-converted SD output, you can use our Enosoft DV Processor on a laptop. It will convert a 16:9 DV stream into a letterboxed 4:3 DV stream for that very purpose.

It operates in realtime and you can connect a second DV device for output and have that connected to a monitor.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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I've run into the same problem and haven't found a easy solution to this. This should be an option in the record display menus, but nothing is mentioned about this in RECORD mode. My Sony Z1 handles this properly, so I'd expect the Canon A1 to be able to do the same. I'm a bit perplexed....
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