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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #31
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I think what Bruce is saying is that it automatically letterboxes the 16x9 material....but the actual screen is 4x3. Is this correct? Also, when it does this, do the data overlays also get squished? On my XL2 the screen was 4x3 but letterboxed the 16x9 image but also squished all of the readouts.

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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #32
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The CRT is 4x3 but it displays 16x9 with a letterbox matte.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #33
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Marty the data overlays remain "In the box" when switched to 16x9. They appear in the active area of the screen, same as 4X3. They DO NOT appear in what would be the 'black bands' under or over teh 16x9 image area of a 4x3 crt.

They are not "squished". The 16x9 image is not 'squished' either. When you use that word, I think of how a 16x9 image is 'squished' or 'squeeze' or 'distorted' on a 4x3 crt, so that the image fills the entire screen. This is not how the FU-1000 shows the 16x9 image. It is simply letterboxed, with black bars above and below... no 'squishing' of the image or the data readouts.

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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #34
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On the XL2 only the data readouts were squished, not the image (well technically it was but that is the purpose, to "display" the video in it's proper aspect by squishing the top and bottom). In the process it also squished the data readouts. It was still legible but you could tell the fonts were distorted slightly. So technically the data readout was squished.

Look at some text in 4x3 mode and then switch to 16x9 and the text would become compessed vertically, making it look like a slightly distorted character. This was obviously processed at the output of the camera to the LCD of the XL2....had the images been "resized" or squished prior to the data readouts they would not have been distorted.

Again, none of this affects the actual image, just the data readouts. It would have been nice if the data readouts could reside in the "black bars" as to not cover up too much image. I was hoping the XL-H1 might have been designed to do this with the FU-1000....letterbox the image inside the camera prior to overlaying the data.

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Old September 16th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #35
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