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#1 Steve McBride

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

I was wondering if anyone knows how to get widescreen guides other than 16x9 on monitors for cameras. I've seen in behind the scenes videos the preview monitors that are hooked up to cameras have like 1.85x1 and the sort. I saw one video where they just put tape on the monitor where the guides would be, I guess that would be a last resort but I'm wondering if there are certain monitors that do this.

Thanks in advance!
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#2 John Brawley

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:39 PM

I was wondering if anyone knows how to get widescreen guides other than 16x9 on monitors for cameras. I've seen in behind the scenes videos the preview monitors that are hooked up to cameras have like 1.85x1 and the sort. I saw one video where they just put tape on the monitor where the guides would be, I guess that would be a last resort but I'm wondering if there are certain monitors that do this.

Thanks in advance!



Taping the monitor is a common way to do it. But you'd have to know where 1.85 is on the camera by pointing it at a chart.... There are also frame line generators made by companies like transvideo, here.

cheers.

jb
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:23 PM

My SR3 video tap also outputs the ground glass, so whatever frame lines are marked on that will show up on the monitor.
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