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Old January 15th, 2003, 02:37 PM   #16
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Old January 15th, 2003, 02:45 PM   #17
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Old April 12th, 2003, 08:56 PM   #18
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16:9 converter for dvx100

Panasonic has released this 16:9 Converter finally. Part number is AG-LA2700.
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Old April 14th, 2003, 03:05 PM   #19
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So is this the same thing as the anamorphic adapter everyone is talking about? It doesn't look like it will work with a matte box. Will it?
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Old April 14th, 2003, 03:11 PM   #20
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Yes this is the anamorphic adapter from Panasonic. I'm not sure about a matt box.
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Old April 14th, 2003, 06:27 PM   #21
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Anyone know how you could attach it to a camcorder with 58 mm threads? How well does it work? I'm kind of hoping this thing will drive down the price the Century and Optex adapters
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Old April 15th, 2003, 09:46 PM   #22
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DVX100 with 16:9 conversion lens , the focal lenght will be 3 meter.
Anything less then 3 meter from the camera will be off focus.
For PH150 it is 4 meters.

The 16:9 conversion lens "sequeeze" the left and right side of the picture
and fit into the 4:3 CCD of the DVX100. If this picture is playback to a
16:9 monitor it will be normal, if playback to 4:3 monitor picture will
look "thin & Tall" just like "sequeeze" from left and right.

The square hook infront of DVX100 can be taken off and fit in some light
weight matte box without support.

We have included the operation manual in our website.
http://www.biz-max.net/bizmax/ag-la2700.htm

PS: Sorry Guys, Made a mistake P/N = AG-LA7200G & not AG-LA2700.
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Old September 30th, 2003, 04:54 PM   #23
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16:9 adapter & zoom lens??

16:9 adapter & tele lens??

Could a 2X tele lens be threaded onto a DVX or DVC then a 16:9 lens netting zoomed video at 16:9, or would stacking in this way not work?

I'm just about ready to get a PDX10 because of it's native 16:9 shooting, but if a DVC80 could be made to work as outlined above, we'd have a 16:9 (optical- not digital) image which can be perhaps zoomed.........would this work????

(I was thinking about the Century 16:9 lens- or whatever would be compatible)
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Old September 30th, 2003, 10:35 PM   #24
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You cannot stack lenses like that. But the DVC80's anamorphic adapter is zoom-through, you can zoom easily between Z10 and Z90 with no loss of sharpness or other factors. No additional telephoto is possible though.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 02:17 AM   #25
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Anamorphic Lense vs. onboard 16:9 feature

Pardon my ignorance but what is the difference between using an anamorphic adaptor and switching the DVX to 16:9. Does the anamorphic adaptor simply give the DVX true 16:9?
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Old November 4th, 2003, 05:25 AM   #26
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Switching the DVX to 16:9 in camera just crops the top and bottom thus losing some vertical resolution. The adapter uses every bit of resolution to create a 16:9 frame.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 11:15 AM   #27
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The in-camera "letterbox" feature shoots 4:3 video with black bars on it.

The anamorphic adapter optically stretches the video so that it becomes widescreen-shaped.

If your destination is a 16:9-shaped device (like HDTV, film transfer, or widescreen NTSC) then the anamorphic is the way to go. If your destination is 4:3 (like VHS) but you want to present it in a letterbox format, use letterbox mode.
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Old November 4th, 2003, 12:59 PM   #28
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Please read my reply on the following thread. Anamorphic is not for everyone.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16655
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Old May 15th, 2004, 07:09 PM   #29
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16:9 anamorpic lens - anyone used it?

i am about to order the 16:9 lens for my dvx100a and want to know the following:

1. what does the footage look like on a 4:3 tv - i use a 4:3 tv as a field monitor during shooting. will the footage look 16:9 on the 4:3 tv - ie. will it have black bars on the top and bottom of the screen? or will it looked horizontally squeezed? Also, when I make dubs of the footage to vhs, will it be a 16:9 image on the tape with black bars on the top and bottom for playback on a 4:3 tv?

2. if i edit the 16:9 footage in premiere, author a 16:9 dvd, then play the dvd on a 4:3 tv, what will the footage look like? will it play on the 4:3 tv with black bars on the top and bottom? or will it play horizontally squeezed?

the reason i am posting this question is because the guy at the camera store i asked about this said the footage would look like 16:9 on the 4:3 tv with black bars on the top and bottom, but from what i am reading online, it says it will play horizontally squeezed on a 4:3 tv...

i personally own a 16:9 tv, so it's not me i'm worried about. i'm worried about my dvd's playing on someone's 4:3 tv and looking horizontally stretched!!!

so the only way i am going to get a true answer to my question is from someone who uses this adapter with a 4:3 tv and a 16:9 tv...

thanks in advance.
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Old May 15th, 2004, 11:00 PM   #30
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During shooting it will be full-frame, squished.

During playback to a 4:3 TV, it will be full-frame, squished.

During playback to a 16:9 TV, it will look "right".

If you make a widescreen DVD, then play that DVD on a 4:3 TV, the DVD player will automatically letterbox it so that it looks "right".

If your goal is to make videos for 16:9 televisions, and to make 16:9 widescreen DVD's, then the anamorphic adapter is what you want.
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