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I noticed when taking video on my T6i the LCD is displaying a cropped letterbox. why is this?

nickm286
Apprentice

I recently noticed when taking video on my T6i the LCD is displaying a cropped letterbox. why is this?  I'm almost positive it never happend before. I haven't changed any settings (intentionally)  other than Frame Rate. I haven't had a chance to review the footage. Just wondering what is actually happening.   Thanks

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Waddizzle
Legend

I am almost positive that what you are seeing is normal.  It's all about the aspect ratio of the screen, photos, and your video.  Your camera defaults to shooting stills with a 3:2 aspect ratio.  Your LCD has this same ratio, so that stills shot at 3:2 will fit the full screen. 

 

I'm betting that you're shooting HD video with a 16:9 ratio, 1440 x 1080 pixels.  These images will display on your camera LCD in letterbox format.  Also, if you use the LCD to focus in "Live View" mode for a still shot, and then take the shot before taking the camera out of "Live View mode, which closes the shutter, you're probably going to get a still with a 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of 3:2.  Try it.

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