Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:53 PM
If the majority of you tell me it's essential, I'll simply get one, but if the feedback is that sometimes they're used, sometimes they're not, then maybe the smartest thing to do is hold off until I need one?
Thanks for any feedback/recommendations.
Posted 04 March 2006 - 06:39 AM
For video work, framelines are handy for 4:3 and 14:9 safe when shooting in 16:9, though you can output the safe areas from the camera as well--if you are familiar with the camera menus--so they are by no means essential.
For film work, I'm not qualified to offer an opinion, but I guess they are essential. I look forward to hearing the opinions of more experienced operators on this.
Posted 04 March 2006 - 01:21 PM
Although with the current breed of HD cameras, you can normally access a good frameline / cross from the 'test out' BNC
I don't find it essential to have a frameline generator, but it can be handy to have, and I more often use it than not.
Posted 05 March 2006 - 12:11 AM
For special occasions, it might be useful to make an extra box when the subject has to be in a certain place all the time, like windows in a full screen.
Or it can help to keep the horizon on a certain level.
but to be honest, I rarely have used like this.
Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:35 AM