Editing Anamorphic 2:1 Footage in Premiere Pro
"I did the offline editing for this new commercial for a Danish broadband company.
Director of Photography was Peter Riis, who shot it on the Arri Alexa with LOMO anamorphic lenses in 2X anamorphic 4:3 mode.
For correct aspect ratio viewing, I conformed the footage to Anamorphic 2:1 via the Interpret Footage menu. I used the Modify - Interpret Footage, Pixel Aspect Ratio, Conform to: Anamorphic 2:1 setting under the clip menu. I cut in a HD 1080P timeline to have room for rescaling/reframing."
Shooting Anamorphic with the Arri Alexa XT
Visit the Arri Alexa XT features page for more information about shooting anamorphic in the Arri 4:3 sensor mode. The following quote was taken from the Arri Alexa Mini SUP 3.0 3.1 release (2/22/16). These technical specifications also apply to the Arri Alexa XT and provide insight into the footage used in this commercial. For example, the white 32-pixel boundary described below can be seen in the original anamorphic images above.
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