Video help - GF1 - Why does everyone look so "skinny"?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by Spaceghost33, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    I rarely shoot video on my GF1, but occasionally I will. The videos seem to come out with everyone looking "skinny" or "taller" than reality when played back on my PC. I'm thinking the aspect ratio is wrong.

    Help.

    ~Chris
     
  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Could it be your lens? Are you using your new 14mm for the video?

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  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    sounds like an aspect ratio issue.
     
  4. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
    Using the 20mm. What aspect ratio is typical for videos on a GF1 and where in the menu do I change it?
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I'm pretty sure the camera only shoots in one aspect ratio. My guess is that your TV or monitor is stretching the picture to fit the screen. Does everyone look skinny when you play it back on the screen of the camera?
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Whatever does it, it should make you very popular.
     
  7. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I looked at my gf1 and I can't find a way to change the video format from 16:9.

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