Century Optics 16:9 Anamorphic Lens

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Comments are invited from anyone who has used the Century Optics 16:9 Anamorphic Lens for the Sony camcorders. What is its quality? And how does one 'unsqueeze' the recorded image? Thanks.

-- Rene Zee Quan (renequan@bigfoot.com), June 06, 1999


One doesn't "unsqueeze" the recorded image, you simply play it back on a 16:9 which stretches the image out thereby canceling the optical distortion caused by the Century Optics lense which squeezes a 16:9 image into a 4:3 space.

-- Kalunga Lima (in Lisbon) (kalungalima@hotmail.com), June 18, 1999.

Ops. Answer should read "on a 16:9 television set" which ...

-- Kalunga Lima (kalungalima@hotmail.com), June 18, 1999.

I'm looking into buying one because I want to transfer to film. However, if my project ends up on the straight to video market, I'll letter box my movie via premiere by shrinking it on the x-axis and keeping the y-axis the same.

-- win edson (win7@earthlink.net), September 07, 1999.

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