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Venetian Carnival, Fire Show and Masked Ball (more anamorphic productions)

March 2014 - Enjoy the mystic and colorful world of fairies, ice dragons, venetian masquerade and costumes. Follow them to the place of fire artists and dancers (filmed anamorphic, stretched to wide screen):

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The video was recorded using Sony A7R with Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 1.8/55 and SLR Magic Anamorphot 1.33x 50 described in more detail in this article: http://www.3d-kraft.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=152&catid=40&Itemid=2

Another challenging application for the Anamorphot was using it on the Masked Ball 2014 in Hamburg:

(1080p version: https://vimeo.com/88542696)

Most of the scenes were recorded at "less than low light" (nearly "no light"...) with my brightest lens, the SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 35mm T0.95 (@ T0.95) and Anamorphot 1.33x 50 on Sony A7R. As this lens was designed to cover APS-C sensor format, you get quite strong vignetting when using it on a full frame camera. But here, the Anamorphot comes into the game. It squeezes the picture horizontally by 1.33x, giving you a larger field of view. After stretching in post processing by 1.33x, you can crop the resulting 21:9 wide screen format back to 16:9 and get a picture with significantly reduced vignetting. The remaining vignette could have been corrected in post processing but I decided to keep it "as is" as it supports the historic atmosphere of the scenery.