i've had a few suggestions so far - mask a filter? mask something in the eyepiece? use a video assist and mask the screen? what sort of video assist would i be after. i've been told LCD isn't too good for exterior work because of glare and also i have an incredibly small budget. so small i'm ashamed.
also i've attached a diagram for to make another suggestion clearer. i'm sure u see what i'm getting at.
as i see it to try and frame with the hypothetical red lines would be harder, but allow a greater margin of error for framing top and bottom since the image can be moved around a fair bit within the 16:9 area. although whether it stays constant throughout the entire shot is more difficult to assess.
wheras with the blue bars at least there is a constat reference point i.e the top blue line, but the downside being there is less room for error at the top.
hope this makes sense.
Edited by dbledwn11, 08 February 2006 - 03:10 PM.