That is a good idea but is


That is a good idea but is that the best way to do it?

I have heard of pople taping black bars onto their camcorder’s viewfinder so they are to know where their video is going to be cropped.

I once tried taping black bars onto my viewfinder. I shot my video accordingly and when I put it in post, I used guidelines so I would not have anything outside the Widescreen area. After the film was edited I would put it into After Effects and stretch it vertically. I would then export the video as 16:9 footage and it would come out pretty good.

My question is: How much quality am I losing from this? And is this the best method?

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