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    dahlfors reacted to Caleb Genheimer in Tip: quick viewing of anamorphic footage in VLC   
    I'll just mention that I now use this all the time. Once you set it up, it is just there, but it is incredibly nice to be able to watch my clips desqueezed straight from the camera, no rendering, no converting. Once I've dumped a card to my drive, I just open all the clips at once. That way, it loads them as a kind of "playlist" and it holds the modified aspect ratio from clip to clip so you only have to set it once. This simple little trick is a major time saver when you add it all up! Thanks again for the tip!
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    dahlfors got a reaction from yannis.zach in Tip: quick viewing of anamorphic footage in VLC   
    Since I don't always want to fire up my videos in an editing program when I do some quick viewings of the shots, here's how to use VLC for viewing footage in different aspect ratios.

    On VLC in Windows it is easy:
    - go to Preferences -> All -> Video and you'll find a field where you can enter custom aspect ratios, separated by commas. Keep in mind that VLC only wants whole numbers without decimals, so to get 2.66:1 and 3.55:1 ratios, you would type in: 266:1,355:100

    On VLC in Mac OS X:
    - There isn't unfortunately not anywhere to input this in the application interface, and I just spent some time figuring this out and I'm sharing the howto for you guys, since I couldn't find this information anywhere else on the net!

    1) Locate the VLC preferences file: ~/Library/Preferences/org.videolan.vlc/vlcrc

    Note: ~ equals your home folder for your user, e.g. /Users/myusername. The preferences file is created the first time you run VLC, like Caleb mentions further down in this forum thread. You might want to make a copy of this file before you edit it, just in case...

    2) Look for the line that says (lines marked with a # character in front are comments that are ignored by VLC):

    # Custom aspect ratios list (string)
    #custom-aspect-ratios=

    After that, just add a line that says:

    custom-aspect-ratios=266:100,300:100,355:100

    Then you will get the custom aspect ratios 266:100, 300:100 and 355:100 (2.66:1, 3:1, 3.55:1) to choose from in the VLC interface (Video -> Aspect ratio in the menu). Again, keep in mind that VLC won't accept decimals like 2.35:1 for custom aspect ratios. They must be entered like 235:100.
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    dahlfors reacted to jeffpb7 in ISCORAMA ON EBAY - POSSIBLE SCAM   
    I wanted to buy this Iscorama 42 on Ebay for $2000, MINT. The buyer wanted me to email him my name, address and ebay user name, so I did. He said he was going to give my info to Ebay, and said I would have to pay through wire transfer, but it was protected by ebay buyers protection. I then received an invoice in my personal email, allegedly from Ebay with the address aw-confirmation@ebuy-protection-ebay.co.uk, but didn't receive a message in my Ebay account. I called Ebay and they said that they don't provide buyers protection for wire transfers, and any message sent to my personal email from them, would also be send to my Ebay messages. So, I didn't buy it(or get scammed). Now the lens has been re-posted on ebay, and has my zip code where the estimated delivery time is? It also says the lens is located in the states, but the seller wanted me to send the money to London. Also, his email has changed... it was lazerfree75@gmail.com, now it's serto1629@gmail.com. Maybe he's legit and I'm just being paranoid, but nothing adds up, so be careful. Jeff
     
     
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iscorama-Anamorphic-Lens-Pentax-M-42-mount-/261156541136?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3cce2492d0
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    dahlfors got a reaction from Sean Cunningham in homogenous range of prime lenses for use with Iscorama   
    Since I have a FX Nikon D800 I use the following Nikon lenses:
     
    - 50mm: 50mm AF-D f/1.4 + E-Series 50mm f/1.8 (also tried the AF-D 50mm f/1.8, works fine)
    - 85mm: AI-S 85mm f/2
    - 105mm: AI-S 105mm f/2.5
    - 200mm: AI 200mm f/4
     
    These all have 52mm front thread. For a camera with smaller crop I'd suggest a Nikon 35mm f/2, which also has 52mm filter thread. All of these lenses are sharp and I've had good results with all of them. The 85mm is probably my favourite out of these, an excellent lens.
     
    I'm not sure how wide lenses you can use with your camera, but since you mention some other 28mm lens, the Nikon AI-S 28mm f/2.8 is a very sharp lens and might work for you as well.
     
    From my experience, the Nikon AI/AI-S lenses are pretty consistent with color, but if you mix the newer AF-D lenses with older AI/AI-S lenses there can be some differences.
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    dahlfors reacted to Mauri D.Galiano in Bolex Anamorphot 16/32 1.5x ... My little gem   
    Thanks for your nice words tony! 
     
    I think the bolex are the most beautiful/practical lenses behind the iscorama 36... it has a 3 feet minimal focus or less, amazing flares and that film tonality that we are all looking for.
     
    I wouldn´t sell mine for less than 3000 Euros, i just love it.
     
    Rudolf, with which anamorphic adapter are you trying to pair your lenses? All my lenses are Canon Fd´s in mint condition and with them it works just perfect.  I also have an Isco ultra star plus ( Red) 1,75x and it is SUPER sharp with the same lenses. 
     
    Here i leave you a couple of frames of a video that im working on at the moment with my Isco
     
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    dahlfors reacted to QuickHitRecord in How to crop 2x footage to 1.5x footage on a SmallHD monitor   
    Many people find that a 2x (3.55:1) aspect ratio is just too narrow for their liking. The good news is that if you are using a 2x lens and you have a DP4 monitor, you can compose and shoot in 1.5x. This allows us to enjoy all the benefits of 2x glass (greater availability, lower prices, more dramatically stretched bokeh) with none of the headache. Here's how to do it:[list=1]
    [*]Choose a Preset number so that you don't have to make these adjustments every time (just scroll back to the Preset).
    [*]Under the [i]Advanced Menu[/i], go to [i]Scale[/i] and select [i]2.35:1[/i].
    [*]Go to [i]Custom Scale[/i] and input the following values:
    [/list]
    [indent=1]HSTART: 706[/indent]
    [indent=1]HSIZE: 94[/indent]
    [indent=1]VSTART: 500[/indent]
    [indent=1]VSIZE: 600[/indent]

    Now you are set to monitor in 1.5x.

    I have created an Apple Compressor setting that I just drag-and-drop onto incoming footage that squeezes AND crops the footage to 1.5x before I even begin my edit. It helps keep my render time down and I don't even have to deal with the trimmed footage area if I don't want to.

    These values [i]may[/i] also work on the DP6, but I haven't tried it.
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    dahlfors got a reaction from Christina Ava in Tip: quick viewing of anamorphic footage in VLC   
    Since I don't always want to fire up my videos in an editing program when I do some quick viewings of the shots, here's how to use VLC for viewing footage in different aspect ratios.

    On VLC in Windows it is easy:
    - go to Preferences -> All -> Video and you'll find a field where you can enter custom aspect ratios, separated by commas. Keep in mind that VLC only wants whole numbers without decimals, so to get 2.66:1 and 3.55:1 ratios, you would type in: 266:1,355:100

    On VLC in Mac OS X:
    - There isn't unfortunately not anywhere to input this in the application interface, and I just spent some time figuring this out and I'm sharing the howto for you guys, since I couldn't find this information anywhere else on the net!

    1) Locate the VLC preferences file: ~/Library/Preferences/org.videolan.vlc/vlcrc

    Note: ~ equals your home folder for your user, e.g. /Users/myusername. The preferences file is created the first time you run VLC, like Caleb mentions further down in this forum thread. You might want to make a copy of this file before you edit it, just in case...

    2) Look for the line that says (lines marked with a # character in front are comments that are ignored by VLC):

    # Custom aspect ratios list (string)
    #custom-aspect-ratios=

    After that, just add a line that says:

    custom-aspect-ratios=266:100,300:100,355:100

    Then you will get the custom aspect ratios 266:100, 300:100 and 355:100 (2.66:1, 3:1, 3.55:1) to choose from in the VLC interface (Video -> Aspect ratio in the menu). Again, keep in mind that VLC won't accept decimals like 2.35:1 for custom aspect ratios. They must be entered like 235:100.
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