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Thread: Framing of shots for safe margins

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    Hi all,

    I've been experimenting with framing of shots and following the rule of thirds but sadly, I often end up screwing it up.

    What will happen is I will line up my camera perfectly with the person on the right or left third and put their eyes dead onto it but as soon as I edit and burn to DVD, TV safe margins kick the edges of the video out and it gets lost.

    I could try to scale the entire video footage down in size in the editor but then I risk ending up with black bars on screen when I burn unless I do it perfectly right, so how do the pros line up their shots?

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    Anyone have any ideas?...

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    I set my camera in All Scan mode and use the safe margin overlays kindly provided by Sony.

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    black insulation tape on your cameras view screen

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