rMBP and DSLR's (Nikon D7000) settings

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    At what camera settings or picture size should we use in order to fill up the rMBP's screen when viewing in full mode? Right now, I am seeing black horizontal bars on the side.
     
  2. ANTONkoolaid macrumors member

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  3. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In terms of the camera settings, what is the proper image size?
     
  4. 90miles macrumors member

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    shoot it in the highest resolution possible, always.
     
  5. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do but when viewing full screen via rMBP, there are two black horizontal bars.
     
  6. ANTONkoolaid macrumors member

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    If that's what you're worrying about - the rMBP is 16:10 and your camera is 4:3. Check out the ratios on your camera, however it would probably be wiser to capture at full 4:3 then crop if you need a full screen image.
     
  7. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    Really, *horizontal* bars? The standard aspect ratio used by DSLRs like the D-7000 is 3:2. This goes back to 35mm film which has an image size of 36mm x 24mm. That aspect ratio should give you *vertical* bars on the rMBP's 16:10 display. When shooting video with the D-7000, you will get a 16:9 aspect ratio which will give you horizontal bars.

    My point-and-shoot camera allows me to select from a couple of aspect ratios, but my understanding is that the D7000 only shoots stills in 3:2. However, in the "retouch" menu you can alter the aspect ratio after the photos are taken. The camera can crop to an aspect ratio of 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 1:1, or 16:9. None of these will perfectly fill the rMBP's 16:10 screen.
     

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