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Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« on: August 25, 2023, 06:04:38 AM »
Thought I'd make a new specific thread for anamorphic shots with the 1.4 and 2.1. I used my Sirui 75 1.33X and Blazar Nero 1.5X adapter on the 1.4 to take advantage of the full 1280 x 1024 sensor. You get an almost 2X squeeze with this combo and nice elongated painterly bokeh that is more oval-like. It def. creates a unique look to the 1.4. Just cropping into the Chronos 1.4 at 720P and adding black bars doesn't create the same look as a real anamorphic and you lose resolution and information at the top and bottom of image.



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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2023, 08:41:03 AM »
Some more 700 fps anamorphic shots with the Chronos 1.4 and Blazar Nero 1.5 X. Doing this takes advantage of the full square sensor and makes it a more cinematic aspect ratio without cropping in, losing IQ and pixel information. Also, you get oval like bokeh. It's no Freefly Ember or Wave but doing this does get a unique image from the Chronos 1.4. Click on image to watch on YT.


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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2023, 04:33:23 PM »
Anamorphic 1.33X shot at 1280 X 900 then upscaled to 3404 X 1800 with Topaz. Framerate was 600 fps and fstop was around f4 and f5.6. The time of the day was early evening. Used a 1.33X lens for a more subtle anamorphic look compared to the 2X I did earlier.


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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2023, 12:36:16 PM »
That looks great. I was just wondering how long did topaz take to upscale the stills ? I was thinking of giving it a try.
Thanks Joe

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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2023, 07:43:33 AM »
That looks great. I was just wondering how long did topaz take to upscale the stills ? I was thinking of giving it a try.
Thanks Joe

Hey Joe! Thank you. Topaz VEAI def. takes some time to process even on my M1 Max MacBook Pro. I tend to do short clips so I donít mind the waiting time. I can benchmark it for you and keep you posted on what the rendering time is for me. I do see you have a Chronos 2.1 so youíll get even better results upscaling that to 4K on most clips. Bear in mind though that the higher your starting resolution and output are, the longer your render time will be. Since the max resolution of my 1.4 is 1280 X 1024 and my output is usually 2K, it will be much faster to process than 1080P to 4K. If you have a really good graphics card like the RTX 3090 or 4090, that should be even faster than even the M1 Max as I think Topaz is more optimized with those cards.

How long have you had your 2.1?

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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2023, 07:43:58 AM »
They look so awesome. Thanks for sharing.


Thank you Nic! Are you shooting with a 1.4?

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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2023, 01:32:53 PM »
That looks great. I was just wondering how long did topaz take to upscale the stills ? I was thinking of giving it a try.
Thanks Joe

How long have you had your 2.1?

I've got mine just before Covid hit, I've not used it nearly as much as I wanted but I have been using it more recently with some automation rigs I'm experimenting with. Thanks for the update on Topaz I have a decent graphics card so hopefully it wont take to long. Im curious really if its hours or days. It seems to do a good job !

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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2023, 12:32:38 AM »
The photos are very beautiful. Thanks for your sharing.

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Re: Chronos 1.4 and 2.1 Anamorphic Footage
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2024, 05:11:07 AM »
Isco 2X anamorphic shot with the Chronos 1.4 of a red cardinal at 700 fps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7-11wmGIYM