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Paul Orwig
02-17-2004, 10:01 PM
I just have a basic question, I need to know exactly what Camera settings inside of LW to use to match my Canon GL1 camera. I mean LW doesn't have a 3CCD option like my camera is. I need the type of setting like this image shows.

02-18-2004, 05:01 PM
What size are the CCDs in your camera? I'm not sure that there being 3 matters for more than color definition. Perahaps there is some data in the camera's user manual under specs that compares with one of the settings in LW as well.

Hope that helps some.


02-18-2004, 05:20 PM
:cool: 1/3" video camera

02-18-2004, 06:26 PM
The aspect ratio is correct if you are using the GL1's widescreen 16/9 mode. I think most of those other settings are related to film. You will probably just have to experiment a bit to find settings that match your footage.

Paul Orwig
02-18-2004, 07:23 PM
Ok, here is what my LW, VT2 and CANON dealer gave me for specs on the GL1.

Lens: f/1.6-2.8, 20x power zoom, 4.2-84mm

It is a 3CCD digital video camera.

Focal Length 168mm, 35mm, equivalent 806mm. (20x zoom).
Focal Length 420mm, 35mm, equivalent 40,300 mm. (100x zoom).

It states, "GL1 includes 270,000 pixels." Meaning the pixel shift.

The shutter can go between "1/60 a second and 1/15,000 of a second" I couldn't find out how to change this in LW.

This is basically it as far as what I don't know.
I just need to know, if someone was shooting a FILM/MOVIE and they were using Canon GL1 with LW 7.5B what options on both would you use to get the effect off. And like I said I do have a Anamorphic Wide Screen lens. $800.00 from Century.


02-19-2004, 01:51 AM
width and height and pixel aspect ratio are given by choosen resolution

typ of camera is 1/3" video camera, using your wide angel adapter changes focal lenght by factor 0.8 or 0.6 or whatever,
so when you shoot your footage remember the used focal lenght, clear it back with the amount of your wide angel lense and you get the value you have to enter at focal lenght to match the perspectives of shot and animation.

Settings like motion blur depend on the movement of your shot.

02-19-2004, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by Paul Orwig
The shutter can go between "1/60 a second and 1/15,000 of a second" I couldn't find out how to change this in LW.

From the online help-

"On the Motion Effects tab, there is an information display for Shutter Angle and Exposure Time. The Shutter Angle is the Blur Length multiplied by 360 degrees. The Exposure Time is computed using the formula mentioned previously."

"Exposure time = 1 / (360 degrees / Shutter angle x Frame rate)"

Hope that helps.

Paul Orwig
02-19-2004, 11:15 PM
Yes digimassa, that does help; and thank you too bloontz, and everyone else on this forum. Digimassa when you said,"width and height and pixel aspect ratio are given by choosen resolution
" were you referring to what I personally want this resolution to be? If that is the case, I want FILM (MotionPicture) style resolution. Big theater screen size, would I need to do something else to get this?

Also, I've been trying to find out what looks best in my widescreen shot. I filmed an old time train that came through our town, two weeks ago; and I filmed using my Widescreen so I took it into VT2 and set the size to 720X365 like I was told to, on another forum. But I like 720X320 (style of letterbox) my only concern is, does this method (720X320) ruining my footage? Would I need another type of lens to get the 720X320 look?

Again, thanks to you all. :-)


Paul Orwig
02-21-2004, 09:09 PM
Anyone? Do I need another lens to get the 720X320 look without making the film too thin? Or am I stuck with 720X365?

02-22-2004, 10:39 AM
:cool: What you find under "resolution" are legal video formats, what you want to use is a custom set, so choose custom and type the desired values into "width" and "height".^^

Paul Orwig
02-23-2004, 10:33 PM
I was actually referring to VT2's imputs not LW cameras, I forgot to mention that on my last post and I appologize for that. I'm not sure how this will load, but here is a 720x365 GL1 Canon with anamorphic widescreen lens. I'll post another one that will be 720x320, <----- this is the setting I like, as far as where the "Letterbox" is, but I know I'm ruining the image because it looks like I'm making it "Skinny." Too skinny at that.

Paul Orwig
02-23-2004, 10:55 PM
Sorry about that last image, It was suppose to have the letterbox look. Here is what I'm talking about.

Paul Orwig
02-23-2004, 10:58 PM
This is 720x365, looks normal but I don't like the letterbox look.

02-24-2004, 07:15 AM
:cool: dunno about Toaster, but on principle you set this with pixel aspect ratio, use according to your camera settings^^

Paul Orwig
02-26-2004, 07:08 PM
Ok, after doing some research I found out that all movies that have 2.35:1 are all 16x9; meaning 720x360 (give or take a few clicks because of everyone's different likings) and they add extra black bars over the footage. Meaning they cut part of the film away to add the extra black bars depth. This is because, so they could add Subtitles, Captioning etc.... Here is a link for doing this your self using VT 1-3.




Just a note, thank you all once again for helping me. I hope this helps everyone else.