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Thread: How accurate is the lcd screen/evf on your camcorder?

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    Default How accurate is the lcd screen/evf on your camcorder?

    Have been using the Canon HF 200 for the past few weeks and the shots are great especially in good lighting. But one thing has come to my attention, I'm recording things on the left and right sides of the screen that I know I have panned past or zoomed in tigher on.

    Street lights, trees, sides of buildings etc are caught at the side of the screen so it seems what you see in the lcd screen or if you have an evf, it isn't necessarily what the camcorder is recording. Will I have to start lugging a monitor around (again) or is there some chart you can point the camcorder at and see exactly what is being recorded and what you are seeing on the lcd screen?

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    Perhaps you could try using a focus chart such as this ( http://www.regentstreetfilms.com/Reg...us%20chart.png ). and zoom the camera so that the inmost rectangular so that all you can see is the focus circles. and then on the edit pc, or screen, see how much, if any, is put extra on the sides. i would expect only a minimal amount extra but from what you describe you're getting a lot more than you bargined for.

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    Thanks Smifis I'll give that a try.

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    I'd be intresting to see you're results. i may try it myself and do a comparison.

    i do know there i don't see the whole picture on the lcd but the cameras we use have a viewfinder which is what we, well I use to compose shots.

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