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Dean Harrington November 23rd, 2008 03:46 PM

4.3 mode ...
 
I heard that the EX1/3 will shoot 4.3 in standard mode via s-video and analog audio connects. Is this true?

Bob Willis November 23rd, 2008 04:05 PM

The EX1 will not shoot (record) in SD, it only records in HD which is 16:9. You can downconvert the camera recorded output as an SD signal that can be cropped to 4:3.

Ian Briscoe November 23rd, 2008 04:10 PM

I wouldn't have thought so. It doesn't have an s-video connector. It has component and composite output.

The manual states that the video format selected from the recording menu wil also be used for output over component and composite. None of those formats are 4:3. You can have a 4:3 frame on the LCD to help with composition but that's all.

Ian

Nick Wilson November 23rd, 2008 04:33 PM

You can set the Video Set/Down Converter menu setting to Edge Crop, which gives a 4:3 SD signal by discarding the edges of the 16:9 frame.

Nick

Dean Harrington November 23rd, 2008 04:44 PM

S-video ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian Briscoe (Post 967917)
I wouldn't have thought so. It doesn't have an s-video connector. It has component and composite output.

The manual states that the video format selected from the recording menu wil also be used for output over component and composite. None of those formats are 4:3. You can have a 4:3 frame on the LCD to help with composition but that's all.

Ian

I'm looking at the S-Video connector on the back bottom right side of the camera (EX3) next to monitor out.

Jay Gladwell November 23rd, 2008 05:18 PM

Yes, Dean, it's there. You can connect the camera to a monitor or television that has an S-video input. However, neither the output nor the image will be in SD or 4:3.

The down conversion is best handled by your NLE.

Dean Harrington November 23rd, 2008 06:11 PM

thanks guys ...
 
I'll mull this over and play with it.

Jose Bucaro November 23rd, 2008 06:15 PM

Actually the Sony XDCAM Browser will down convert the footage too.

Dean Harrington November 23rd, 2008 07:09 PM

s-video ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Wilson (Post 967928)
You can set the Video Set/Down Converter menu setting to Edge Crop, which gives a 4:3 SD signal by discarding the edges of the 16:9 frame.

Nick

I'll try this via DRS 11 and see what happens.

David Issko November 23rd, 2008 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay Gladwell (Post 967950)
Yes, Dean, it's there. You can connect the camera to a monitor or television that has an S-video input. However, neither the output nor the image will be in SD or 4:3.

The down conversion is best handled by your NLE.

I have no idea about the EX1 but the EX3 does output in SD and you can centre cut the image to give a 4x3 picture. As I mentioned in another thread, I found the composite image to be less than acceptable.

Ian Briscoe November 24th, 2008 02:44 AM

Apologies - I didn't read the "/3" part of the post. The EX3 does have s-video, the EX1 doesn't.

Ian

Jay Gladwell November 24th, 2008 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Issko (Post 968039)
I have no idea about the EX1 but the EX3 does output in SD and you can centre cut the image to give a 4x3 picture. As I mentioned in another thread, I found the composite image to be less than acceptable.

David, would you, please, provide the documentation on that?

Thanks!

Ronn Kilby November 24th, 2008 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian Briscoe (Post 968117)
Apologies - I didn't read the "/3" part of the post. The EX3 does have s-video, the EX1 doesn't.

Ian

Actually the EX-1 does have s-video output if you use the correct cable. It looks like the composite cable but with an extra doo-dad on it that's an s-video jack. It's sony part #182315613

David Issko November 25th, 2008 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Gladwell (Post 968156)
David, would you, please, provide the documentation on that?

Thanks!

Hi Jay,

I don't have my camera to hand but from memory, you can set the composite (& S-video) output via the menu (of course - is there any other way!!!!) to give the standard SD downconverts such as squeeze, & crop etc.

Was that what you were after? I haven't tried the S output to compare its quality to the composite. Anyone compared the o/ps on the EX3?

Hope this helps you.

Best wishes
David Issko


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