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Old January 4th, 2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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If you record in HDV mode, then use the internal down-convert to a DV capture: Is the image is:

- 16:9 anamorph ?
- 16:9 letterbox ?
- 4:3 cropped ?

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Old January 4th, 2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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There is a menu setting for TV-TYPE which let's you set it to 16:9 or 4:3. 16:9 means that it downconverts all the outputs including firewire to 16:9 anamorphic. The 4:3 setting means that it converts them to 16:9 letterboxed to fit a 4:3 television. So both are possible.
If you record HDV, it's always 16:9, so you can't get 4:3 cropped out of this camera. (Z1 might do this?)
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Old January 4th, 2005, 04:35 AM   #3
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The Z1 will provide the addition of a 4:3 center cut output.

The FX-1 outputs from HD to SD in the following formats:
4:3 anamorphic
16:9 letterbox

The FX-1 does not provide a "16x9 anamorphic" output- the output is 4:3 and your display device does the correction to 16:9 widescreen.
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