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Old March 20th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I've just recently started using 16:9. I shoot in 4:3 PAL and use a plugin to squeeze the footage in post, so no cropping is involved. The results are very pleasing but I have some questions.

1. On my footy, the top line seems to be irregular. I sometimes see this problem on channels such as the BBC, why does this happen?

2. Exporting to DVD - do I want to burn as an Anamorphic DVD? I'm guessing itll mostly be watched on 4:3 TV's.

http://skateperception.com/grandman/16Nine.mov

Laurence
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Old March 20th, 2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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Try http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/deli...creen_book.pdf . The recommended approach for coping with mixed 4:3 and 16:9 is via 14:9 - see the booklet for reasons why.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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do not understand the goal of shooting 4:3 to stretch then to 16:9 to watch then to 4:3 TV....
...except if you like shorty-wide people...
or perhaps the theme of your movie is "Dwarfs on wheel " ?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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What do I need to do to preserve the look ive got on the clip shown here?
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Old March 21st, 2006, 01:27 AM   #5
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since you just want to preserve the ugly look of this video, do nothing.
just convert your video to normal DVD, people will have a 4:3 picture with a 16:9 band surrounded by black bars. Those with 16:9 TV will have the opportunity to use the zoom feature to get rid of the black borders.
but in my view, adding distorded 16:9 look to the already distorded fisheye is ok for few scene, but it is very boring on a complete movie.
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