The screenshot below shows the camera preview with an anamorphic lens attached.
The image appears distorted due to the horizontal compression of the anamorphic lens.
With Anamorphic Desqueeze enabled, the camera preview is displayed with the correct aspect ratio.
Enable Anamorphic Desqueeze
Anamorphic Desqueeze can be enabled in the Settings - Tools.
Select the desired mode of operation by adjusting the Anamorphic Desqueeze
When Anamorphic Desqueeze is set to 1.33x or 1.55x, the pixel aspect ratio of recorded video is adjusted to match the anamorphic setting. This ensures that when the video is played back, it uses the correct aspect ratio.
This default behaviour can be disabled so that a 1:1 or square pixel aspect ratio is used. See pixel aspect ratio
below for more details.
Pixel Aspect Ratio
By default, the Pixel Aspect Ratio for video is 1:1. When the anamorphic setting is set to 1.33x or 1.55x, the pixel aspect ratio is set to 1.33:1 or 1.55:1 to ensure that video playback uses the correct anamorphic aspect ratio.
This default behaviour can be changed to ensure that a 1:1 or square pixel aspect ratio is always used.
In Settings - Video Settings, toggle the Video Properties
control to the Custom
setting as shown below.
Select Custom Settings to display the Custom Settings menu.
Set the pixel aspect ratio using the control in the Pixel Aspect Ratio section:
- Auto for automatic behaviour
- Square for Square 1:1 Aspect Ratio.
Playing Anamorphic Video
The video media player allows video to be played with anamorphic desqueeze applied. This is useful when playing video captured with an anamorphic lens.
from the Media
section of the settings menu to display the video browser.
If video was recorded using an anamorphic lens, but with a square pixel aspect ratio, during playback the image will appear ’squashed’.
To avoid this, the Player Settings menu allows the aspect ratio to be changed during playback to ensure that video displays correctly.