August 17, 2017 at 3:13PM, Edited August 17, 3:50PM

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Question about Gh4 Academy Ratio (4:3)

Hi everyone,

I'm likely going to be picking up a GH4 soon. One feature I'm excited for is 4:3 for anamorphic shooting. But I also really like shooting 1:33:1 or 1:37:1, and I'm curious if it's better to shoot 4:3 mode to get the ratio I want, or shoot 16:9 and crop. I hear 4:3 doesn't use the whole sensor and increases the crop factor? Does that mean I'd be better off shooting 16:9?

There's also no chance I'd later decide to turn a 4:3 project into a 16:9 project, but shooting 16:9 does allow for some horizontal adjustment in post. Not something I'm too worried about, but it could come in handy.

Thanks

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There's always an advantage to having extra pixels lying around for reframing purposes. Over in the RED world it's become quite standard to shoot 6K for a 5K frame and a 4K finish. We always do our best to fill the frame with our shots, but it's always nice to have options in post.

August 18, 2017 at 9:30AM

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I guess the question I'm really asking is, does anyone know what the actual resolution of 4:3 4k mode is? Is it vertically the same as 16:9? And is there a difference in crop factor? Are there any advantages to actually shooting 4:3?

August 18, 2017 at 11:13AM, Edited August 18, 11:13AM

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