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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Black side lines?

I'm shooting with a VX1000. All my footage (when viewed on computer) has thin black lines on both sides. First of all, why is this?

Secondly, when exporting to web, can't I save alot of file size by cropping off these bars?

Thirdly, does this happen with all cameras, or only the VX1000 model?

An example : (600KB)

Thanks in advance,

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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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This is probably normal. What you see on the computer is the full-frame, or 100%. The action-safe area of an image is approximately 80% of that, and is what you can reliably see on a television. You won't save much by cropping. Since the black lines never change, the compression will be optimum.
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