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- April 22, 2013 at 6:07 AM #57101Fares MejdiParticipantHello,I am starting a short film project in my film school, and since I am not expert in editing,and I have to edit it myself, I found myself kinda lost in the pixel ratios.I do understand the general differences that TVs use rectangular ones when computers use the square ones, my problems are:1- do you choose the pixel ratio while shooting or it happens in post (is it related to the shooting format, HD, HDV,DV…?) or it is just related to editing options;2- what is best to chose specially that my short will be projected via a pc mostly, and may be if I'm lucky it might be screened on a tv later on.3-does the square pixel work good in TV broadcasting or it ruins the video.I am using canon 5D for shooting.I hope somone can help me with these questions, thanks alot in advance.
- April 27, 2013 at 3:43 PM #207131BrianParticipant
Bring your footage into the editing program and exam the size and pixel ratio there. Match the footage to avoid unessesary scaling and rendering.
- March 14, 2014 at 4:12 AM #210016poniParticipant
Good to know that you have shared your doubt, which most of us are facing now. most probably, the pixel ratio will not be imbued while shooting . better go for Nikon SLRs with HD recording. Share your answers with us.
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