Why not just DRAW a 16x9 box on a sheet of paper and frame that up?
And why would you spend all the money on a HD transfer ($500/hr. at some places) only to use the worst HD tape format (HDV) to record it to?.
David there is no way I could afford a HD Transfer ! Just having fun making short films.. I have come across the severe Limitations of DV and the realisation that I need Film to progress..I may not be VERY Knowledgeable with Film Cameras But since having my ArriBL, I really am in awe of the capability "THIS" Once state of the Art Cammie has got! A lot of People who have seen my BL are unimpressed and say stuff like thats Ancient get a Modern (DV) Camera..If only they knew.
I have been in contact with pro8 who do telecine for 16mm They say they have no plans to telecine HDV This year but there are plans for early next year I can edit the Film in Vegas 6 in HDV So getting the best picture Quality is important ..
I realise that when and if my film is telecined they would do the framing BUT I want to make sure that My composition is as close as possible to how I want..The black bars can be out and they will need to be because if there is a 5% bonus then that will apply from top to bottom as well..
Anyway at the end I would have a high quality HDV Film that is futureproofed..
For now I want to get to know My Camera.. I recently purchased some Zeiss Primes and loadsa books!
I would like to be able to service it so as to help keep it quiet I dont have a lens Blimp for the primes. I was thinking about looking into a noise reduction Plugin? Although Most likely I will try and restrict my Vocals to the Zeiss T3 Zoom..
I hope to be able to come to you Guys and get loadsa help Apologies in Advance if I might seem Lacking in Knowledge Sometimes!