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06-05-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Easy K-X 16:9 crop composition?

I'm working through processes to create time-lapse movies with my K-X. The ultimate display for the movies will be a 16:9 display, and since the K-X doesn't have a 16:9 crop mode, I was wondering whether there's anything "easy" to help compose my scenes with 16:9 crop in mind.

Short of squaring the camera up to my HDTV and using blue tape to mask off the top or bottom of the LCD in Live View mode, is there anything else I can do? For example, does anything in the Live View grid correspond to 16:9 ?

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Nothing in camera that I know of (except my WG-2).
If you have PS, you can batch crop with a custom action.
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i would get eletric tape and make the crops on the lcd screen myself, or even better, get cello/transparent tape so you can see the crop but also the menus

if you wan't to be absoluto sure fo the crop, get a white image, resize to 16:9 crop, load it full screen on the camera and cover the horizontal black lines with transparent tape
it wont hurt you, or or camera .)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Akarak Quote
i would get eletric tape and make the crops on the lcd screen myself, or even better, get cello/transparent tape so you can see the crop but also the menus

if you wan't to be absoluto sure fo the crop, get a white image, resize to 16:9 crop, load it full screen on the camera and cover the horizontal black lines with transparent tape
it wont hurt you, or or camera .)
That is a great tip, thanks! It's the simple solutions, isn't it....

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Sorry, just realized my idea won't really help during composition....
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QuoteOriginally posted by jswilson64 Quote
That is a great tip, thanks! It's the simple solutions, isn't it....

it was a pleausure i really love simple DIY hacks, and sorry for broken english
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You could use live view in movie mode (720p) to compose...

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You could use live view in movie mode (720p) to compose...
I tried cropping an image to 16:9 and putting it back on the sd card, but it wouldn't load when I went to review my pics. This suggestion, however, DID work - and it's the easiest of all. Just switch to movie mode, compose on-screen, then back to whatever picture-taking mode you want to use. Thanks!
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No problemo.
Ran into this a couple times with my K5. Stopped doing time lapse with it though, the shutter count creeps up on ya.
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