To be or not to be WIDESCREEN???
Should your videos be anamorphic

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Should your video be anamorphic and by anamorphic, I mean WIDESCREEN? Today I give you some tips and explanation as to what anamorphic means today and if you should be making your videos widescreen. Should your video be widescreen with black bars on the top and bottom of your video? I answer this question in this video! Anamorphic format is the cinematography technique of shooting a widescreen picture on standard 35 mm film or other visual recording media with a non-widescreen native aspect ratio. In the years since digital cinema cameras and projectors have become commonplace, anamorphic has experienced a considerable resurgence of popularity, due in large part to the higher base ISO sensitivity of digital sensors, which facilitates shooting at smaller apertures. To be or not to be WIDESCREEN. MY GEAR: Main Camera: B Camera: Big Tripod: Little Tripod: Favourite Lens: Second Lens: Mic: Backpack (the best): Gimbal: Slider: BACKUP!!!: CHECKOUT MY PATREON : MY SOCIALS: My Youtube My Instagram My Twitter My Flickr My Soundcloud: My Facebook Music My Facebook Images


DannymikReacts : I'm more of a fan of the 2nd video. Thank god for widescreen.... 4:3 is so hard to watch these days!! Appreciate the breakdown of these ratios 👊👍

Mark Holtze : I actually personally don't LOVE when it bounces between anamorphic ratio and 16:9 in the same video. Either choose one or the other and stick to it. It's subjective, but that's my preference. You don't see that in films, they aspect ratio of a narrative stays consistent for the most part. When switching to an SD 4:3 source then I understand the crop factor displacement within the video. The lowering of the aspect mid vid is pretty trendy now and that's fine, but I personally am not a fan of it. Fun video though, I like how you played with ratio bars, that was narratively motivated so didn't bother me in the least. LIKE button smashed, I'm a little late this week.

Steve Holt : Anamorphic isn't just adding black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. That's getting into the fake anamorphic territory. True anamorphic requires special lenses that squeeze the image and you must de-squeeze it in post resulting in a 2.66:1 ratio. Anamorphic glass has characteristics that traditional spherical lenses don't have. Like oval bokeh, horizontal flares, and more resolution! With actual anamorphic glass, you preserve all the image and have no need to be covering the top and bottom. I say use the whole sensor if you can but if you're faking anamorphic know how and why. I shoot in 4:3 with a 2x anamorphic scope.

Happy Homestead : Your vids should be getting more views and you should have more subs! Keep up the good work!

Westcountry Yokel - Numbtie Free TV : I still remember black and white mate. :) 16.9 is way better than 4.3

Fun Size Production : Looks groovy ✨👏🏼