widescreen

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ducky12
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Here's a question, what pecentage of wedding productions are done in widescreen and do couples specifically ask for the format ?
All the weddings I've done since widescreen became prevalent no one has ever thought of enquiring about formats. The cameras I use are 4:3
format anyway so all requests in the future for widescreen would have to be sorted out in post.
Talking of the future does anybody think widesceen
will make it to semi-pro cams?

Les

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My two penn'orth: (Responses in UPPER CASE)

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Originally posted by ducky12:
Here's a question, what pecentage of wedding productions are done in widescreen and do couples specifically ask for the format ?

NONE FOR US - SO FAR

All the weddings I've done since widescreen became prevalent no one has ever thought of enquiring about formats.

SAME HERE

The cameras I use are 4:3 format anyway so all requests in the future for widescreen would have to be sorted out in post. Talking of the future does anybody think widesceen will make it to semi-pro cams?

EVENTUALLY - ALTHOUGH ANAMORPHIC 16:9 IS HERE ALREADY(??)

BTW: I look forward to 16:9 being universal. Yet then we'll be talking SD/HD?, not 4:3/16:9?.... You can't win......

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baz1
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I film about 50 wedding a year all are in wide
screen weddings in 4/3 make the bribe look short and fat this is not good on the big day i use a sony
DSR 500 Barry TOP HAT VIDEO

mooblie
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Quote:
Originally posted by baz1:
...... weddings in 4/3 make the bribe look short and fat .....

Can you explain that, baz?

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baz1
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If you put a 4/3 aspect picture on a 16/9 tv
that most people now view on and in the future all
will view on unless they watch the pictue 4/3 on a
wide tv they will look the wrong shape !!!

Arthur.S
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It's amazing how many people with W/S TV's don't know that you can change the stretch modes with a simple push of a button on the remote! (Or even what 'stretch modes' are :eek: )

harlequin
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and even more annoying that a properly wired scart connection between a sky box and widescreen tv or dvd player and tv will change aspect automatically using a signal on one of the pins.

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mooblie
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Thanks, Baz.. I feared that was what you meant - as Arthur confirmed - most people are happy to watch TV at the WRONG aspect ratio. Even in TV shops (supposedly setup by "experts") many sets are set up incorrectly.

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infocus
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In a different forum, on the subject of widescreen I recently posted: "I would have thought the main determinant was the final medium, in other words VHS or DVD! If choice of aspect ratio on a project was my shout, my instinct would be 4:3 for VHS, but 16:9 for DVD - and let the clients DVD/TV sort it out in the same way it does for a DVD feature film. I would have thought that applied particularly to such as the wedding video market - even catering for when the clients swap their 4:3 TV for a widescreen one!"

Regarding future semi-pro cams, you may be interested in the rest of the thread, at http://www.dvdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=8;t=002892;p=1