Frame Cut-Off in transfer
Posted 09 November 2007 - 02:42 AM
Posted 09 November 2007 - 03:22 AM
A DVD can be 4:3 or 16:9, so you don't necessarily have to deal with pillarboxing. Just keep in mind that standard def "TV cutoff" is 90% of the full video picture area, meaning that most standard def TV's will crop about 10% all the way around. But the full transferred info can be there on the DVD, and visible when played on a computer.
Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:42 AM
One thing you may want to do on future projects is to shoot a framing chart at the head of the first roll you shoot on a particular project. Frame the chart (it can be something home made that shows the 4:3 aspect ratio you want to shoot in) in your viewfinder, edge to edge if you want, and then have the telecinist frame your transfer off of that framing chart. That way you will know that what you saw in the viewfinder is what you will get back on the tape or DVD (if they transfer to that).
If you hope to edit the footage you shot, getting the footage back on a DVD may not be a good idea as the footage will have to be compressed when put on the DVD (if it is to play in a DVD player). Compressed footage is not what you want to work with in a Non-Linear Editor (like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, iMovie, etc.).
Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:52 AM