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#1 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:45 PM

I have a couple of projects that I'm oganizing some of them is are in poor countries in Africa and Asia, the directors that I found they don't have the anamorphic adapter for the cam, so my question is how bad is the squezze mode?

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:22 PM

I have a couple of projects that I'm oganizing some of them is are in poor countries in Africa and Asia, the directors that I found they don't have the anamorphic adapter for the cam, so my question is how bad is the squezze mode?

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What exactly are you trying to find out?
Shooting in squeeze mode, for final play-out in 4:3 is not a good idea.
Shooting squeeze mode for 16:9 play-out is the reason they included the mode.

If you are asking if the loss of resolution is going to be acceptable, well the best thing would be to shoot some footage & see what you and the directors think.
Some people are happy to go that path, others prefer to go with a native 16:9 camera.
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#3 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 02:08 AM

Off course I'm going to 16:9 that why we are shooting like that
second the answer to this question is a technical answer please respond if you have the actual knowledge,
second the idea of the people in Africa or Asia to buy an anamorphic adapter or an HVX is imposible so please
just answer my question
what is the loos of quality with the squezze mode in the dvx, if the plan is to go 16:9

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#4 Jim Feldspar

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 08:23 AM

Off course I'm going to 16:9 that why we are shooting like that
second the answer to this question is a technical answer please respond if you have the actual knowledge,
second the idea of the people in Africa or Asia to buy an anamorphic adapter or an HVX is imposible so please
just answer my question
what is the loos of quality with the squezze mode in the dvx, if the plan is to go 16:9

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Sir, the man offered his help. If it doesn't give you exactly what you need, why not thank
him and ask (everybody) for greater clarification? The tone of your reply is that of a
director dressing down a p.a..

Maybe you're under a lot of pressure, I don't know, but there may be people who could
help you and are declining to get involved based on your sharpness.

I don't have any answers for your technical questions but good luck with your productions.
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Posted 05 March 2007 - 03:59 PM

Off course I'm going to 16:9 that why we are shooting like that
second the answer to this question is a technical answer please respond if you have the actual knowledge,
second the idea of the people in Africa or Asia to buy an anamorphic adapter or an HVX is imposible so please
just answer my question
what is the loos of quality with the squezze mode in the dvx, if the plan is to go 16:9

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No need to get all huffy. I didn't give you a technical answer, because you didn't ask a technical question. ('How bad..' is NOT a technical question.)
As for 16:9, well, you weren't specific... so I wasn't going to assume anything.

To the technical...

4:3 SD (i.e. the DVX100) is 720x525 (NTSC) or 720x625 (PAL) lines. To achieve 16:9, it crops or squeezes the image into 720x480 lines
Therefore when shooting 16:9 on the DVX100a, you might lose anywhere between 45 - 145 horizontal resolution lines, depending whether you're shooting NTSC or PAl.

So, like I said before, now that you know the technical explanation, you will still have to make a subjective call about whether you & those working on the project with you are happy with the resolution loss. You are not going to know 'how bad' it is until YOU look at it and decide whether you are ok with how it looks.

Another option is to shoot 4:3 (full resolution) and the up-rez the footage to 16:9. There are a couple of fairly good programs that do this. (Photozoom, Instant HD...)

If you have further questions, or things still need clarifying, feel free to do the polite thing, and post an expanded or more specific question.
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#6 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 06:03 PM

My great gentelmen, don't feel offended or touchy about the way I wrote my reply, first I didn't mean to be rude, if it came that way.... The magic word will be I'm sorry, and I'm

Second, English is not my first tongue( ugly excuse I know) if the angle of the question didn't seem technical, welll then is my mistake also, it was a technical question about how I can replace the Anamorphic adapter with just the cam squezze? and alos trying to find out how much res was going to be loss

Anyway, to get jumpy my dear cinema companions, I meant no disrespect what so ever

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