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#1 James Burns

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 02:11 PM

Is there a way to shoot widescreen on a Mini DV camcorder? I think it might look more proffesianal but what do i know. :rolleyes:
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#2 Chris Durham

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:52 PM

By widescreen I'll assume you mean cinemascope because you can get 16:9 on a lot of cameras now.

Depending on the camera you can get an anamorphic adapter which will give you just about a scope ratio if you shoot 16:9. That's the expensive option. (btw if by widescreen you mean getting 16:9 out of a 4:3 camera this would do it as well)

The cheap option is to crop, but just remember that you lose resolution when you do this, so I would steer clear unless I was shooting HD.
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