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#1 dbledwn11

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:06 PM

basically i'm shooting on an Arri SR2 (regular 16) obviously 4:3

but trying to get 16:9 (not true 16:9 just masking off)

now is it just ridiculous to think that I could mask off a filter in the gate and use that as a guide.

i currently i have the camera pointed at an old television. framed perfectly with the tv safe lines running around the edge and playing a 16:9 film on the tv to see where the matte bars appear which is basically on the inner top edges of the tv safe right angles (if that makes sense).

will this just create a blurred line instead of a precise line. i just don't know.

or any other easy methods???

many many thakns. in a tight spot at the mo.

Edited by dbledwn11, 21 February 2006 - 07:10 PM.

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#2 Scott Bullock

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:02 PM

Perhaps it's just me, but I'd NEVER attempt to mask the gate. Mask either the viewfinder with camera tape or the ground glass with semi-transparent Scotch tape instead. It's easy to cleanup and won't scratch your film! A method (I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it always produces the results I want during tele-cine) that I use to align the tape, is to do so by "cropping" to the top and the bottom of the TV safe lines. Then just have the image cropped to 1.77 or 1.85 during tele-cine. In other words, you are still exposing your film full-frame, but you have accounted for image loss at the top and bottom in order to get an aesthetically pleasing widescreen image during post.
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