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Hey everybody, I'm trying to find a matte box to use for an upcoming project (whenever that might be considering this pandemic), and in the process I was offered an old Super16 camera matte box for 15mm Studio rods at a good price. I've seen brackets available that allow you to use a 15mm LWS matte box on 19mm and 15mm Studio rods, but I'm curious if there are any options to use a 15mm Studio matte box with 15mm LWS rods. I imagine this is possible even with the offset, but I wouldn't know. Should I pass?
Shooting with Sony F5, the idea is to have a final film with a cinemascope look once it'll be projected. I know I can't have the choice but to shoot with the native aspect ration of 17:9 of the F5, I'll so put the letterboxing markers (2.4) that crops the native aspect ratio. My question is: do I lose lots of resolution once I put 2.4 mattes on the 17:9 native to create the cinemascope look? What could be the solutions? If I shoot 4K external could be a better compromise to the loss of resolution? Since I'm recording with an higher resolution then the internal 2K? (When I set the mattes in the camera, do I record already with them? or the markers are just guide lines that help me framing knowing what would be the cinemascope look at the end?) If I shoot with Red Epic (Dragon sensor), what could be the best aspect ratio settings for a final cinemascope look? 6 wide, or do I crop later with the mattes? I can't use any anamorphic so I can't take this possibility into account. Thanks a lot for any help!
MB14 19mm Swing Away Mattebox MB-14 Set for 19 mm Rods, K0.59971.0 Basic Module: 19 mm K2.42149.0 incl. Filter Stage for 6.6“ x 6.6“ four filters, K4.42217.0 4x filter frames 6.6“ x 6.6“: 2x geared K4.47076.0 2x non-geared K4.47074.0 French Flag Holder, K5.42218.0) [*]Mask Set 18 – 180 mm, K2.42306.0 [*]Flexible drive shaft, K2.34890.0 [*]3-Filter Stage (6.6“ x 6.6“) K2.42287.0 two rotatable as a pair, one rotatable individually all slidable; fits R1 rings with ø 165 mm & F1 Filter Frames [*]6.6“ x 6.6“ Filter frame, geared spare K4.47076.0 [*]2 x 6.6“ x 6.6“ Filter Frame, spare K4.47074.0 [*]4“ x 4“ Filter Stage K2.42293.0 for 2 filters 4x 4“ and one round filter 138 mm each rotate and slidable includes 2x 4 x 4“ filter frames [*]Light Shield Set (top+left+right) K0.59972.0 [*]4½“ (114 mm) filter ring [*]6“ filter ring with rubber sleeve [*]2 x Reduction rings K2.65043.0 (ø 80 mm) [*]Comes with hard flight case In good used condition. Has some scuffs and scrapes from general use but everything is in perfect working order. Comes with the following 6.6x6.6 Tiffen Filters: ND3 ND6 ND9 ND1.2 Polarizer $6500 for the whole set up - will consider reasonable offers. Please email me at jacobLdean at gmail dot com with any questions and to request photos. I am located in Johannesburg, South Africa so shipping to the states and abroad will be expensive. This mattebox is not lite. I will take this into consideration when dealing with offers.