I'm hoping I can get some clarification on aspect ratios with my setup. I'm shooting a micro budget project on either a 5Dmkii or 7D because I don't have the cash to shoot on RED. I do have a Lomo Zoom 20-120 with both 1.5 and 2.1 rear anamorphic that I would like to shoot on. I love the anamorphic look and think that it will give me a more cinematic look, despite the fact that Im shooting on a DSLR. I'm getting a little confused though about desqeezing and what aspect ratio the final output will be and if that output will be OK for distribution in the case that it gets sold for DVD and or on demand rights. Does it even matter? If I use the 5D with the 1.5 anamorphic, do I just shoot in 16x9 mode and desqueeze in post? What aspect ratio will that give me? Will I have to crop the sides? Also, will it be a problem mixing footage with the anamorphic shots 60% of the time and cutting it with non anamorphic lenses on the really tight shots? (Cropped to the same aspect ratio for those shots in post?) Please help this young jedi understand all this stuff.
Edited by Brandon Arandt, 23 September 2012 - 03:26 AM.