I posted a question in Pedal's "Geek" forum about 16:9 to 2.35:1 advice, and Karen & Jay chipped in with some how-to's.
I did a quick test yesterday by simply going into my timeline settings, clicking 'anamorphic' for my 1080i50 footage, and then stretched the clips 134% to fill the frame.
Should I be scaling down my frame size in Final Cut? Is it not ideal to stretch my footage out to 134% as opposed to make the timeline's frame size closer to 100% width?
I love the way the clips look cropped though - I like having more control of what part of the image I use. I'm leaning toward editing the film in this aspect.
I'd love to hear more people's pro's and con's here :) vimeo.com/pedal/forumtopic:705
PS. The audio is pointless, I forgot to take it out, it's all a bunch of mumbling :P