I am new to the anamorphic arena - and I have some questions regarding workflow for you experienced and professional anamorphic guru's.
Firstly, here's the gear I'm using:
Canon 5D Mark 3
Canon 85mm 1.2 II
Editing with Final Cut Pro 7
My first question is: Aspect Ratio: What is the correct aspect ratio for a 1.75x ISCO. I'm confused as to how to calculate 16:9 with a 1.75x zoom... does this mean that my aspect ratio is 2.35:1?
My second question: What is the proper workflow in order to edit anamorphic footage in fcp? For example, once I've exported the H.264 footage recorded at 1080i24p into FCP, how do I squeeze the footage in order to use all the precious pixels at 16:9 with a 1.75x zoom?
My third question: Focusing. Is it normal to not be able to focus my prime lens (manually) when the ISCO is attached? It seems that I have to remove the ISCO lens in order to adjust focus. Maybe there's something I'm missing with regards to the electronic mechanisms of the camera/lens that don't work with the ISCO?
I have more questions, but these would be incredibly helpful if someone can help me with these questions.
Thank you in advance!