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Old September 30th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Safety Zone, Aspect Ratio and Center Marks

For those who have used the V1U, can you tell us if you can display a center crosshair, aspect ratio guides and safety zones on the viewfinder?
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Old September 30th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #2
 
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Yes. In fact, the V1U has more marker options than any previous camcorder that Sony has offered in the low cost range. 4:3, 15x9, center, edge markers are all part of the camcorder features.
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Old September 30th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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Nice! Thanks Spot.

I noticed the Canon XL-H1 has the following markers:
  • Center
  • Aspect Ratios: 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 1.66:1, 1.75:1, 1.85:1 or 2.35:1
  • Safety Zone 80% or 90%

Hopefully the V1U offers at least these many options.
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Old September 30th, 2006, 06:32 PM   #4
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Here you can see the different zones for selection

http://www.sony.jp/products/Professi...feature03.html
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Old September 30th, 2006, 11:01 PM   #5
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Thanks Ray, that's a nice find!

Looks like they have the 80% and 90% safety zones and a 1/3 grid but no 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 framelines (assuming you wanted to crop to these aspect ratios later in post).
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