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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Lucian in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from nahua in DaVinci Resolve Iscorama question.   
    ​I see your point. When shooting faces I sometimes 'under squeeze' a bit (sometimes too much). I guess it a subjective thing. I think sometimes we get a distorted view of our images because we have seen the original. Plus i think it depends on different factors, focal length, subject  distance, talking lens.  It can make your workflow tricky.
    If I saw the x1.5 version of your shot in something, I don't think it would leap out as 'wrong'. But maybe the x1.4 looks more natural.
    its a weird one, but it makes shooting anamorphic more fun.
     
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to BenCoughlan in DaVinci Resolve Iscorama question.   
    Hi Guys.
    For those of you that are interested. If you change the clip attributes to DVCProHD pixel aspect ratio in resolve. You het a perfect desqueeze without having to scale or warp. Vey handy.
    Thanks to Chris Elkerterton for the heads up. 
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to richg101 in So what's the point?   
    The words SLR Magic Anamorphot and A7S (Full Frame Sensor) undermines the whole point of this topic.
     
    Get an iscorama 54, a 50mm f1.4 and fit that on your A7S and the drawbacks are worth it.  this combowill resolve 4k onto a full frame sensor without any problems.  
    The SLR magic wont even deliver 480p on full frame with any nice aesthetic.  it's a pointless piece of glass that should be outlawed, along with any discussion about it.  Throw it in the bin. 
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Tito Ferradans in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Canon 5D3 + Iscorama pre-36 VD + Helios 44-2 at f/4

    Canon 5D3 + Kowa B&H + Jupiter 9 at f/2

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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Hans Punk in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    FM Lens + Cinelux ES + Olympus OM 85MM @ f.2

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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Rudolf in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Great fotos and stills! Although I am the worst photographer on the forum (internet?) I dare to post some images
    Canon FDn 50mm (plus cheapbooster) and mighty-little-8mm Moeller

    Canon FDn 28mm and 1968 Exakta Iscorama

    Schneider Kreuznach Optivaron and  late 70's Iscorama 54 (obvisously not MC)

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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from Rudolf in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    We can get a little bit bogged down with the tech side of stuff, sometimes its nice to get back to what we are all about.... images!
    So for a bit of fun I propose a thread of just images using models. (Anamorphic of course) Feel free to post your own stuff here, it would be nice to see different styles and techniques. Have a dig through your drives, or grab your camera and see what you can come up with.
    Here's one to get us started.
     

    Canon 5d markii Lomo Squarefront 85mm.
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from Rudolf in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Canon 5d Mark ii Lomo Squarefront with Lomo 1m diopter.
    I like this one, some real anamorphic charater.

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    Chris Elkerton reacted to nahua in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Here are stills from my upcoming short film "Dueling Alphas".  Shot with GH4 4K (firmware 1.0) with Iscorama 36.

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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Rcorrell in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Here are a bunch of randoms...  First 2 are Lomo, the rest are all iscorama pre36.







     

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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Cosimo murgolo in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Very nice photos there.
     May I ask you guys how do I take an anamorphic photo? I mean do I have to shoot at max raw resolution?
    If yes,  how do I go about it in post using a 2x anamorphic lens for example with a such big resolution?
    Do I have to apply the same method as in the video? 
    It would be nice to hear your workflow on this.
    Thank you so much.
     



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    Chris Elkerton reacted to richg101 in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    ​indeed.  It's a rama 36 on a zeiss 50mm f1.8  I find the thing the Iscorama does best is still photography.  it;s so compact and on a fast 50mm on APS-c it;s a beautiful combo.  I just wish the Leica Iscorama 2004 were cheaper!!!!!
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to artiswar in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    Definitely underrated. Not a person, nor living, but a model nonetheless.


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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Kristoferman in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    anamorphic photography is underrated. Looks great, guys!
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic on a Budget.   
    Such a great resource! Thanks Tito.
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from Cosimo murgolo in Anamorphic on a Budget.   
    Such a great resource! Thanks Tito.
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from nahua in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    We can get a little bit bogged down with the tech side of stuff, sometimes its nice to get back to what we are all about.... images!
    So for a bit of fun I propose a thread of just images using models. (Anamorphic of course) Feel free to post your own stuff here, it would be nice to see different styles and techniques. Have a dig through your drives, or grab your camera and see what you can come up with.
    Here's one to get us started.
     

    Canon 5d markii Lomo Squarefront 85mm.
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic on a Budget.   
    One chapter at a time, I'm translating to english my graduation work which is 90% focused on anamorphics. I hope it brings some light onto common questions as well as works as a good follow-up read after the original EOSHD Anamorphic's Shooter Guide.
    I'll keep updating the links to each chapter on this post, please feel free to comment and correct me along the way. There are 22 chapters/topics and roughly a hundred pages.
    WHO AM I AND WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
    http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7166
     INTRODUCTIONhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7174 LENS RESEARCHhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7195 a ) FOCUS THROUGH (1.33x)http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7204b ) ISCORAMAS (1.5x)http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7225c ) DOUBLE FOCUS (2x)http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7235d ) CINE LENSES (2x)http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7260e ) DAMAGE AND SERVICINGhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7278f ) DIOPTERS AND CLOSE UPShttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7282g ) LENS-YCLOPEDIAhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7280h ) FAKING THE LOOKhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7283 MAGICLANTERN RAWhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7304 a ) CUSTOM CROPMARKShttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7305 ZONA SSPhttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7310 a ) LOMO: EPISODE 01http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7311b ) ISCORAMAS: EPISODE 02http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7317 THE PROCESShttp://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7318 a ) CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
    http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7319b ) ON SET PREVIEW
    http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7320c ) WORKFLOW CONCLUSIONBIBLIOGRAPHY
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from Christina Ava in Post Your Anamorphic Photography Here (Models)   
    We can get a little bit bogged down with the tech side of stuff, sometimes its nice to get back to what we are all about.... images!
    So for a bit of fun I propose a thread of just images using models. (Anamorphic of course) Feel free to post your own stuff here, it would be nice to see different styles and techniques. Have a dig through your drives, or grab your camera and see what you can come up with.
    Here's one to get us started.
     

    Canon 5d markii Lomo Squarefront 85mm.
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    Chris Elkerton got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Shooting ML Raw Anamorphic Advice   
    Perhaps the playback issie could be fixed by using proxy files for the edit, then swapping to 'full fat' versions for the render. I've done this in AE a few times, not sure about PPRO.
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to dhessel in Shooting ML Raw Anamorphic Advice   
    Yes that could work, I try to avoid proxies if I can. I am not sure about the latest version but as far as I know premiere doesn't have a good way of switching between online and offline editing. In the past I have rendered out high quality 'fat' versions to a blackmagic codec and then edit friendly proxies to another format, each to there own master folder. I made sure to keep the name and flie type identical as well as file structure in each master folder the same for both versions. Premiere would read files from the proxy folder for edit, when I wanted to render the final I would rename the folders so the 'fat' version root folder was the same as the old name for the proxy folder. Then when you open premiere it will automatically read the 'fat' versions. A total hack but it worked well enough for small projects.
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to dhessel in Shooting ML Raw Anamorphic Advice   
    You could maybe try cineform but that is not free, other than that I do not know. Worst case you can do DNxHD using the following work flow, you can keep 90% of the resolution.
     
    1.) In AE set your comp size to 1440 x 1080 with pixel aspect of HDV 1080/DVCPRO HD 720 (1.33).
    2.) Set the pixel aspect of your footage to 1.33 then scale your footage to 90% :(.
    3.) Export out to DNxHD at 1920 x 1080 using media encoder.
    4.) Import in premiere and set the pixel aspect ratio to DVCPRO HD 1080 (1.5) and set the sequence settings to 1920 x 1080 with a 1.5 pixel aspect ratio.
     
    This will give you a final resolution of 2880 x 1080, its not 3200 x 1200 but it is better than 1920 x 720 and should be very efficient to work with and edit since it is just HD footage with a non square pixel aspect. For step number 1-2 you could just set the comp size to 1920 x 1080 and scale x by 120% and y by 90% instead, I prefer to use pixel aspect ratios when working with anamorphics since that is essentially what an anamorphic lens is changing. It keeps the number of real pixels lower and in turn requires less memory. The 1.33 aspect in AE combined with the 1.5 in premiere will give you a 2x stretch in the end. Just make sure that AE and Premiere are set up to display the pixel aspect ratio correction and everything will look as expected. 
     
    If you go the DNxHD route you can use the extra resolution to slightly reframe your shots before exporting to DNxHD and not scale as much or at all, or you can shoot at a lower resolution in ML like 1472 and save some memory. 
     
    On somewhat of a side note I always try and keep my footage the same resolution until the final output and use pixel aspect ratios to deal with the anamorphic stretch. So if you can find a codec that will export 1600 x 1200 keep the footage that size and just assign a 2.0 pixel aspect to it when working with it rather than scaling it to 3200 x 1200, it will reduce the number of pixels you are working with by half compared to scaling. I always keep my masters this way and then export out square pixel / black bar versions as needed when I go to the final format like HD.
     
    If you find a good alternative codec please post, I am sure many would like to know as well. Good luck.
     
    Maybe keep an eye on this for the future, it appears it will be open source based on cineform.
    https://kws.smpte.org/kws/public/projects/project/details?project_id=15
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    Chris Elkerton reacted to Orcadia in Shooting ML Raw Anamorphic Advice   
    FWIW
    Had a lot of  success with program "cliphouse"
    it has  speeded up our ML workflow.
    Its most important feature is to preview  your clips very quickly (not instantly but pretty quick) giving you on set playback.
    we have a laptop with connected card reader, we dont offload card just use it to connect files to program for playback.
    Also we found it can process/export your video file in the aspect ratios you decide.
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