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Old April 10th, 2005, 09:15 AM   #1
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underscan?

is there am inline device between cam and tv so that i can see the full frame on the tv? i don't have a monitor with underscan.

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Old April 10th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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If you use a laptop with DVRack you can see the full frame. As well, I think the Sony Vegas capture utility shows the full frame too.

Some viewfinders and flip-out LCDs show the full frame... and others don't.
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Old April 10th, 2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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From what I've read, almost none of the viewfinders an LCD's on our prosumer cameras underscan. In fact, the only one that I think offers this is the Z-1 via a menu selection.

On the Mac you could use BTV Pro to see the full frame, it's inexpensive shareware and has lots of other useful functions as well. I sort of doubt you'll find any sort of inexpensive box to to reduce the frame size for your monitor however, if such a thing exists it would probably cost nearly as much as a new monitor.

If you're using a TV set you could try entering service mode and changing the scan size. I've done this on a Sony set and it helped but still didn't quite show the whole frame. See the instructions here, but also heed the cautions!

http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/how2adj.html#5
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Old April 10th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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thanks for your replies. my question was geared more on using crt tv sets. i don't like lcds on shoots and can't buy a pro monitor just yet. will try to adjust tv.
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Old April 10th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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Mo, you just never know what's out there ...

If you run across an inline or other such useful gadget, will you post your findings here?
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Old April 12th, 2005, 09:56 PM   #6
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sure. the service mode worked quite well, but i'll probably have to draw action safe lines
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