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#1 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:22 PM

I'm shooting a little exercise on the ex-1, and I've found my viewfinder marker options are everything from 4:3 to 15:9, but no 16:9. WTF? Does this have something to do with the chips being 1/2"? Everything looks fine in review, it's just a little confusing. (And, I'm already confused ;).)
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#2 Michael Belanger

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:40 PM

The full viewfinder is 16:9 as that's the camera's native aspect ratio.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:02 PM

I think just the marker is 15:9, as a safety marker. That what it sounds like anyway. I noticed that last time I shot with the EX1, but the viewfinder, LCD and final image are 16:9
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#4 Steve McBride

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:37 PM

The chips in the EX1 are native 16:9, so it crops off the sides to do 4:3 which is why it has guides for it. It doesn't have guides for 16:9 because it would be useless since the image is 16:9.

I wish it included guides for 2.35:1 or 2.4:1, I think that would be a bit more helpful than 15:9...

Edited by Steve McBride, 18 January 2009 - 11:38 PM.

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#5 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:04 PM

It's a pretty neat camera, but it's still "prosumer" not pro. (A pro camera would let you see outside your shooting area.)
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#6 Stephen Williams

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 01:31 PM

. (A pro camera would let you see outside your shooting area.)


Hi,

I don't know of any PRO Video cameras that have that option.

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#7 Andrew Rawson

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:51 PM

The Arri D21 does



Hi,

I don't know of any PRO Video cameras that have that option.

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#8 Stephen Williams

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:13 PM

The Arri D21 does


Hi,

I do not class the Arri D21 or Red One as a PRO video camera, my bad.

Can you name a 2/3" chip or smaller PRO or High End Video camera that has look around? The writer was implying it was a normal feature of Professionas as opposed to prosumer video cameras. It's clearly not.

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#9 Walter Graff

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:05 PM

This camera four forms of marker, safety-zone, center mark, aspect mark and guide frame lines. The confusion is that you are looking at the "aspect mark ratio" as "the safety zone". The camera IS a 16x9 camera. You can turn on the "safety zone" which is a picture safety marker or the "aspect marker" which is a marker for the sides only. None of this has anything to do with how the camera records.
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#10 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:57 AM

Exactly, Walter. So, what is the point of these lines, besides distracting the operator? Most anything I shoot on one these cameras is going to be finished 16:9, so if a mike dips in, or I catch a lenser on the edge of the viewfinder, it's in the shot. Give me a little room!

Edited by Jon Rosenbloom, 31 January 2009 - 09:57 AM.

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#11 Walter Graff

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:03 AM

Exactly, Walter. So, what is the point of these lines, besides distracting the operator? Most anything I shoot on one these cameras is going to be finished 16:9, so if a mike dips in, or I catch a lenser on the edge of the viewfinder, it's in the shot. Give me a little room!


I like having them for certain safety situations. Other than that that I just know the edge of the screen is the edge of the chip. But I do understand the problem if you were used to the old CRT VFs.
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