Re: [Frameworks] Question on: Panasonic DVX 100BE 16:9 format

From: bryan mckay (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jul 25 2010 - 10:55:37 PDT

The 100B displays the squeezed image as a letterboxed image in the

On Jul 25, 2010, at 1:42 PM, Flick Harrison wrote:

> The danger of squeeze mode is that you aren't seeing what you get;
> you're seeing a fun-house mirror. It's harder to focus and
> compose. I know shooters who can do it but it's annoying.
> Unless the 100BE has fixed this, and actually letterboxes the
> squeezed image in the viewfinder, but then you might be mixing it up
> with true letterbox mode so I doubt they've done that.
> On my Canon XH-A1, you can letterbox the output to TV or leave it
> native 16:9 depending on your monitor. Or get a monitor that has a
> 16:9 button on it. That's another option for getting accurate
> picture on location if you shoot in squeeze. I shot a whole feature
> that way.
> Anamorphic lens adapters, never worked with one, but I imagine it
> adds to the shooting workflow - i.e. does the camera fit in your bag
> with the adapter on? Do the threads on the adapter require bomb-
> squad patience and finesse? After five deployments, are the threads
> stripped and useless? If you're taking it on and off, you'd have two
> more surfaces to keep clean. And you'd still have the fun-house
> mirror effect.
> I did a google search for:
> "squeeze mode" panasonic
> (use those quotes!) and found some good threads on the topic.
> That's usually the first thing you should do in these matters...
> even google your camera model in there as well. 2-pop and lafcpug
> are good forums for these things, or always used to be anyway when I
> hung there.
> - Flick
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