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Old September 18th, 2005, 09:12 AM   #1
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lens hood seen in frame- help a klutz.

Okay, I need help for being a stupid klutz. I shot an event and during one of the outdoor sessions on a bright sunny afternoon, my lens hood on the GL2 WA moving slightly right and can be seen in the frame- top right and lower left.
It was not seen in the view finder while shooting. I am only using iMovie, can I crop the edges out some why? Still a novice and feel crummy about what happen.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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How about letterboxing the footage?
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Old September 18th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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I don't know about iMovie, but cropping is worth a bit of study before you overcrop. Try a lookup on "safe areas" in your NLE.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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The good news is that if it didn't show in the viewfinder it may not show on a normal consumer TV. Before you get too worried try watching some of the footage on several different TV sets if possible. While editing you're seeing the full frame, and I've never seen a consumer TV that even comes close to that.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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thank you

GREAT ! Thanks guys. I was thinking of the letterbox and forget that I did. hahaha.

Boyd, since the Eagles are crushing the 9ers, I'll toss in the tape and check it out. Thanks so very much.

I may letterbox, too.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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good news bad news

The good news is that the lens hood does NOT show up on the TV screen. Even the information in the frame on the TV screen does NOT look cropped (lost) in any way. Wonderful.

Bad News, On the DVD, on the computer, it is full frame, lens hood and all.

I hope everyone watches it on the tube. I will need to advise with a disclaimer. LOL.

I did make a letterbox and look the same on either the TV screen or computer. It looked cropped.


ty everyone,

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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #7
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Bad News, On the DVD, on the computer, it is full frame, lens hood and all.

ty everyone,

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Hi Michael

The best (and possibly safest) solution would be to zoom in slightly in your NLE on the footage that has the lens hood in frame. Vegas does this beautifully and you shouldn't lose much quality (depending on how much of the hood shows in the shot.

I had a simiar scenario where my softie of the mike showed and did exactly what I have described before. Needless to say, I wound up the softie so it didn't happen again.

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